Students to Lobby Lawmakers on Monday
Students from four area high schools will be in Olympia on Monday for Prevention Policy Day, a statewide event that is coordinated by the Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention. The day is a chance for young people to push lawmakers to support healthy community policies and to talk to lawmakers about health-related priorities and gain insights about how laws are made. About 300 students from around the state will be at the event on Monday.
A news release says "Yakima County will be represented by students who are members of substance abuse prevention and wellness clubs at Highland High School, Sunnyside High School, the Mt. Adams School District’s White Swan High School, and the Yakima School District’s Davis High School."
Students from the four Yakima County school clubs are expected to spend about four hours in Olympia this coming Monday. Their session there will start with a rally at 11 a.m., followed by meetings scheduled with the offices of local legislators such as Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, Rep. Chris Corry, and Senator Curtis King.