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News Release, Published: 
Monday, April 19, 2021
Youth will consult with a lawyer before waiving their constitutional rights in certain situations 
Friday, March 12, 2021
Frequently asked questions about the Washington Supreme Court decision in State v. Blake
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
House Bill 1078 would restore voting rights to over 20,000 Washingtonians.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, February 22, 2021
The Players Coalition announced its support of House Bill 1078, which would restore voting rights to over 20,000 Washingtonians.