Show your Seattle U pride and support of student scholarships at the same time. The Seattle U license plate bill passed in the Washington State House of Representatives on February 11, 2014, but we are now working on having the Senate approve the bill.
100% of the proceeds generated from sales of Seattle U license plates will go into the university's scholarship fund, helping deserving students achieve their goal of obtaining a college degree.
If you are a Washington State resident, you can help support Seattle University scholarships by sending a message to your legislators. Tell your friends to do the same. Every message sent is important. It’s easy! Just follow the steps below and you’ll send one email to all three of your Washington State legislators and the same time.
1. Find your legislators by visiting http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/, entering your home address and clicking the “Find My District” button. Make sure the "Legislative" button is selected, NOT the "Congressional" button.2. Click on your Senator’s name in the pop-up box to go to his or her page.3. Click on “E-mail” below his or her contact information.4. Re-enter your home address and enter your contact information.5. Under Position, click “Support” button.6. In the “Bill Number” box, enter 5259 and then hit “Find Bill” button.7. Copy, paste and enter the subject line and message below into the “Subject” and “Message” sections.8. Click “Yes” to receive a response from your Senator. A second line will come up asking if you’d like to copy your representatives. Click “Yes.”9. Click “Submit Form” button._________________________________________________________________________________________________Subject Line: Please support Seattle U License Plates for Student Scholarships!Message Text: I want to voice my support for the Seattle University License Plate bills (SB 5259 and HB 2100). As one of the state's major universities, all proceeds of the Seattle University license plate will go entirely to fund scholarships benefiting deserving students across our state. The statistics below demonstrate why this is so critical for our students. • 96% - Freshman receiving financial aid• $35,880 - Average financial aid award for a full-time undergraduate student• $170 million - Financial aid dollars disbursed to students annually • 40% - Increase in financial aid in the last 5 years • 30% - Percent of student population from culturally diverse groups, the state’s most racially and ethnically diverse undergraduate populationPlease visit our webpage designed specifically for legislators to learn more: www.seattleu.edu/alumni/benefits/SUPlates/legislators/Please vote in support of our bill to fund scholarships. Thank you._________________________________________________________________________________________________
To see the specific bills, follow the links below.
Washington State Senate Bill 5259Washington State House Bill 2100
The Seattle University community would like to thank our bill sponsors:Senate Bill 5259Sen. Ed Murray-D (Now mayor-elect of Seattle)Sen. Joe Fain-RSen. Nick Harper-DSen. Steve Litzow-RSen. Rosemary McAuliffe-DSen. Paull Shin-DHouse Bill 2100Rep. Jamie Pedersen-D (Now Senator-elect)Rep. Jay Rodne-RRep. Brady Walkinshaw-DRep. Cyrus Habib-DRep. Norm Johnson-RRep. Gerry Pollet-DRep. Hans Zeiger-RRep. Gael Tarleton-DRep. Luis Moscoso-DRep. Steve Bergquist-DRep. Marcus Riccelli-DRep. Roger Freeman-DRep. Tana Senn-DRep. Jake Fey-DRep. Roger Goodman-D
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