WPC improves lives of Washington state's citizens by providing accurate, high-quality research for policymakers, the media and the general public. Across the state, WPC sponsors events and conferences and educates citizens on the vital public policy issues facing our region.
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WPC Eastern Washington Healthcare Luncheon: Diagnosing Obamacare’s Impact on Eastern Washington Businesses
Washington Policy Center's Annual Eastern Washington Health Care Luncheon is one of WPC’s most anticipated policy events each year. The 250+ attendees include state legislators, candidates, agency staff, business owners, the biotech community, patient advocacy groups and industry representatives. This year will feature Katie W. Mahoney, Executive Director for Health Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who will address the changing health care policies surrounding Obamacare's implementation.
WPC Eastern Washington Education Breakfast: Introducing Eastern Washington’s First Public Charter School
The Eastern Washington Education Breakfast is part of WPC’s Health and Education Series at the Davenport Hotel. Featuring some of the state’s top educational leaders, this event will give attendees a behind the scenes look at the effort to bring Eastern Washington its first public charter school. From the district office to the classroom, find out how some of our local children’s lives will be forever changed for the better by the decision of Washington voters to open public charter schools. This informative event will attract hundreds of educators, political leaders, small business owners and citizens to learn about and support education advancements for children in Eastern Washington.
This dynamic breakfast program will feature Washington’s new charter school leaders, who will describe their plans to offer schoolchildren in the Puget Sound area the chance to attend a new charter school. Their presentations will be followed with a question and answer period. Seattle's First Place Scholars, an elementary school for severely traumatized and homeless children, will be Washington's first charter school to o