Last week when I wrote about the state version of the DREAM Act passing the Washington State House, I was cautiously optimistic:
I’m glad that this has passed with bipartisan support. Hopefully the lopsided nature of the vote and the number of Republicans supporting it means that it has a shot in the Senate.
One of the biggest hurdles was getting to committee in the GOP controlled Senate. And now it looks like at least that will happen.
The Wash. Senate Higher Education Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Dream Act for next Thursday, 3/28, per spokeswoman. #waleg
— Brian M. Rosenthal (@brianmrosenthal) March 21, 2013
So, here are the members of the Senate Higher Education Committee. The forces of basic human decency just have to peal one Republican (or Rodney Tom), so if you see your Senator, you might want to give them a call or an email. If they aren’t your Senator, it’s firstname.lastname@example.org, but probably don’t mention that they aren’t your Senator. If it gets through then presumably they’d be able to find some GOP members like it did in the House.