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May 26, 2022


A photo of the March for Our Lives Protest in Minnesota in 2018. The message still stands. Flickr: Fibonacci Blue

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

My heart has been heavy this week. Tuesday’s shooting at a Texas elementary school, leaving at least 19 students and two teachers dead is absolutely horrifying. Everyone should be able to go to work and school without fear, and the fact that many people cannot is wholly unacceptable. As a mother and grandmother, I’m numb with horror; as a former schoolteacher, my heart aches for those involved; and as an elected official, my support for strong gun safety policy only grows stronger. I commit to working to enact gun control measures here in King County, while we all continue to call on our federal and state representatives to take swift action.

I hope that all of you enjoy Memorial Day on Monday and take a few moments to remember those who died while in active service. Thanks to all who are currently serving or have served for your sacrifice. Another note—this enews edition is shorter than usual since we have a holiday weekend coming up and as one of my staff members who is integral to this endeavor is out sick. Please make sure to check out the links below, they contain a lot of helpful information.

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at jeanne.kohl-welles@kingcounty.gov.  

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.