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106 Newhouse Building ● P.O. Box 40404 ● Olympia WA 98504-0404

Special Alert! |  September 13, 2019

Limited seating still available for our coffee meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17!

Let's Sit

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It's not too late for you to reserve your spot for our next coffee meeting!

Let's have a cup of coffee at Cole's Coffee, on Tuesday, Sept. 17th. I want to hear your concerns, ideas and questions, to help me better serve the people of our district.

Normally, I would ask you to drop in, but because of limited seating, it would be easier if you phone my legislative office at 921-2460. My legislative assistant, Janet, will schedule a time for us to sit down and visit. 

Our district coffee one-on-one meetings have been a big hit over the years. They have allowed residents of the 4th Legislative District to come and visit with me over coffee, while sharing their concerns, opinions and ideas about state government.

This has been an extremely busy interim -- the period between legislative sessions -- and there is a great deal of news to share with you. Plus, it’s never too soon to start preparing for the 2020 legislative session.

I’m looking forward to connecting with more of you in person. Hope to see you there!


Senator Mike Padden

Remembering 9/11


This year marked the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. The attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and another planned attack on the U.S. Capitol, killed 2,977 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Also among the casualties are those who have died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the years following the attacks. On September 11, 2012, America also lost another four souls in the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

In remembrance of the 2,996 souls lost on September 11, Jaci Michaelis, a local nurse, has erected a memorial display at her Spokane Valley home with a flag for each of the victims.

I had an opportunity to stop by on Wednesday to see the display and talk with Jaci. We talked about how important it is for all Americans to remember the tragic loss of life in these attacks and the profound impact that they have had, and continue to have, on our nation. More importantly, it is vital that we remind young people, many of whom have no direct memory of the attacks, of what it was like in the days after September 11.

Please take time to educate some young person in your life about September 11th -- not just about the violent acts and the deaths, but also about the heroism, patriotism and unity that we all shared in the days following 9/11. Out of tragedy, came one of the greatest lessons about the American spirit. 



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