Blog Posts By:

Nicole Walter,
Advocate, WashPIRG

Every year, guided by our program agenda and with the support of our thousands of members across the state, WashPIRG advocates in Olympia to advance state level legislation that would create a healthier future for Washington. The 2022 legislative session ended last month, so we wanted to highlight some of the progress that was made this year, and some of the missed opportunities.

Each year, WashPIRG sets out goals for the legislative session and beyond. In addition to helping us measure our progress, our program agenda lets decision-makers know which high-priority consumer items our members want us to tackle.

International Repair Day reminds us why repair is essential for the environment

On Friday, Oct. 1, Washington’s statewide ban on single-use plastic bags goes into effect. Here’s what that means for Washingtonians, tips, and how to report business non-compliance.

I'm excited to be getting started as WashPIRG's new Advocate. Here's why I'm motivated to do this work, now more than ever.

I joined WashPIRG's student chapter's discussion on voting in a pandemic with Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman. With more states working to implement vote-by-mail and other safety precautions, I ask: What can we do to help?