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August 20, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Andy Hill’s endorsement: Support his opponent for reproductive rights

Sen. Rodney Tom might be retiring, but his slippery legacy lives on in the form of Andy Hill ["In 45th District, The Times recommends to keep Sen. Hill, Reps. Goodman and Springer," Opinion, Aug. 12]. Tom’s “Majority Coalition Caucus” started two years ago and was advertised as being bipartisan — but voters quickly learned that it was anything but. By kicking Democrats off of important committees, blocking progressive bills from the state House, and generally silencing all debate they disagreed with, the majority caucus quickly proved that it was not inclusive or bipartisan in the slightest.

Its members were all talk, with no action — and Hill was one of their all-talk all-stars. Just like Tom told his constituents that he was pro-choice while blocking the Reproductive Parity Act, now Andy Hill is doing the same. The fact is, just saying you’re supportive of reproductive health priorities is not enough. You have to step up and actually do something. Hill didn’t — he voted to block the RPA from advancing in the Senate.

Sorry Sen. Hill, my friends and I will be taking our support elsewhere — it’s time for a senator who will fully support the Reproductive Parity Act. That is why I am supporting Matt Isenhower.

Toni Page, Sammamish

Comments | More in Legislature | Topics: Andy Hill, Matt Isenhower, Reproductive Parity Act

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