Seattle – Yesterday the people of King County soundly rejected increasing regressive taxes to provide more money to Metro transit, but that does not mean they want to cut bus services in local communities, as County leaders are threatening.
Tonight Washington Policy Center, along with its Young Professionals group and WPC Young Professionals @UW club, will host the first of two statewide debates in Kane Hall at the University of Washington on the Minimum Wage.
The debate will largely focus on how an increase in the minimum wage will affect young people, particularly college students, recent graduates and young professionals.
Washington Policy Center, a non-profit, independent research organization based in Seattle, launched an extension of its Young Professionals group with an official University of Washington Club, WPC Young Professionals @ UW, last night in the University District.
WPC’s Young Professionals group engages and educates future leaders about public policy issues facing our state and works to get young people involved in policy. The group launched in the spring of 2010 and boasts a membership upwards of 200 people in their 20s and 30s.
Lisa was born and raised in Washington state. She studied at Seattle University and transferred to the University of Washington where she majored in political science and communications and also developed a life-long passion for all things Huskies. During her time at Seattle University, she founded a mentorship program linking students as volunteer chaplains to youth detained in the King County Juvenile Detention Center. She has served as a relief worker both at Ground Zero following the 9-11 attacks and in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.