Legislator of the week – Jeanne Kohl-Welles

Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles - R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles - 'Nuff respect due

We already gave her a shout out earlier this week, but Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-Ballard) deserves another one. When Senate Bill 5629, the Proven Programs sex ed bill, passed through the senate on Wednesday, it was in a very very large part thanks to the leadership of Senator Kohl-Welles.

Sex is one of those things that some people get really hung up on. Too often the response is to sweep it under the rug and pretend it’s like a unicorn – mythical and rare. But we live in reality, where that’s not the case, and we know that facts-based comprehensive sex ed is the best way to ensure that we, as young people, make smart, safe decisions.

The Proven Programs bill does just that, giving young people real information to make real decisions. A note to our legislators: we’re responsible. We can handle the real information. We want the real facts.

Thank you Senator Kohl-Welles. Your respect for young people is appreciated, and you are our legislator of the week. You can contact NARAL or Planned Parenthood to stay up to date the Proven Progams bill as it moves through the House.


5 Responses to “Legislator of the week – Jeanne Kohl-Welles”

  1. 1 NineFive
    March 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    That’s awesome. What’s happening with it now?

  2. 2 washingtonbus
    March 6, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    The House version had its first reading yesterday, and was referred to the Health Care and Wellness Committee. We’ll keep you up to date on when it’s getting a hearing!

  3. 3 Ther-mix-a-lot
    March 7, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Bill still needs to pass in the House and get signed by Governor.

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