Like Goldy, I had assumed the WA DREAM Act was DOA. And so like Goldy, I was genuinely surprised when it got a hearing and passed in the State Senate. Congrats, first and foremost, to the dreamers.* I hope they get the best out of their education. I hope they stay here in Washington and do great things, but whatever they do and wherever any individuals end up, this is a great opportunity. One they have earned and that they deserve.
Also, congrats to the activists and legislators who pushed through the cynicism — including mine, initially. This shows that even in a gridlocked, dysfunctional legislature that democratic pressure can do great things.
I hope this also puts the lie to the next thing Rodney Tom says we can’t do even though he claims to want to do it and the votes are there. That argument killed so much good stuff throughout the last session, and special sessions.
*DREAMers? Dreamers? I don’t know what the capitalization should be, and I realize I’m doing capitalization/not-capitalization differently in the text than in the title, but I stand by it.