In quick response to my open letter, I was happy to receive the following e-mail from Representative Dick Muri (28th District, Washington State). I’m glad that these representatives appear to be open to input from the public instead of trying to base their decisions solely on their limited personal experience with EVs. It’s not clear what kind of input they seek, though, so it’s difficult to know what information would be helpful to share with them.
What would you want to share with lawmakers on the topic of EVs? What do you think they need to hear?
Subject: RE: Thank you for making history by joining the first-ever Electric Vehicle (EV) Caucus– but don’t forget that electric motorcycles are EVs, too!
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:40:04 +0000
Thank you for your encouraging note. As you know, I am passionate about the economic and environmental benefits EVs bring to our state. The EV caucus had a great meeting last week with members of both parties from both the House and Senate. We were able to trade ideas, share insights and personal experiences, and find common ground as we look to advance EV friendly policies in our state. All of the ideas that you mentioned below were discussed. Please continue to share with me your ideas and experiences with EVs – there’s a good chance they may come up the next time we meet. Your insight on your experiences with your electric motorcycle was very helpful.
28th Legislative District State Representative (Position #1)
360-786-7890 (Office JLOB 424)
253-439-9797 (personal cell/text)