People in Washington should have a fair chance to rebuild their lives. They shouldn’t be denied because they can’t afford to pay off court debts. Please join us on Wednesday, September 8 at 5 pm for a community conversation on how legislative advocacy can continue to reform the system of legal financial obligations (LFOs) in Washington State.
What: LFO Legislative Town Hall
When: Wednesday, September 8 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Where: Online via Zoom (https://youtu.be/0Uong1TdRyU)
Who: Featured speakers will include:
- Representative Tarra Simmons (D-23), prime sponsor of House Bill 1412 (2021-22)
- Prachi Dave, Policy and Advocacy Director, Public Defender Association
- Nick Allen, Deputy Director of Advocacy, Columbia Legal Services
- Hannah Woerner, Attorney, Columbia Legal Services
- Amber Lechtworth, Community Advocate
We will hear from advocates on the history of LFO reforms in our state, what happened during the 2021 legislative session, and how House Bill 1412 would increase opportunities for relief from LFOs for people who lack the ability to pay. We will also hold space for community members to share their experiences with LFO debt and learn how community can engage in legislative efforts moving forward.
Spanish interpretation will be available and closed captioning will be provided.
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