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2008: I-1029

Washington’s I-1029, would require that senior care givers and home nurses receive increased training and criminal background checks and are certified as home care aides by examination. It would also increase disciplinary standards and procedures.

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Supporting Organizations (as reported by Yes on Initiative 1029) Include:
  • League of Women Voters of Washington
  • Washington State Democratic Party
  • King County Democrats
  • Spokane County Democrats
  • 45th Legislative District Democrats
  • 46th Legislative District Democrats
  • 34th Legislative District Democrats
  • 36th Legislative District Democrats
  • Washington Association of Churches
  • El Centro De La Raza
  • Equal Rights Washington PAC
  • One America, With Justice For All (formerly Hate Free Zone)
  • Washington Community Action Network
  • APIA Votes Washington 2008
  • Seattle Jobs Initiative
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers
  • Service Employees International Union Local 1199
  • Resident Councils of Washington
  • Urban League of Seattle
  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Wa chapter
  • Raising Our Asian Pacific American Representation
  • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition
  • Minority Executive Directors Coalition
  • Martin Levine, MD; Medical Center Chief, Burien Medical Center, Group Health Cooperative*
  • Rojelio Riojas, Executive Director, Sea Mar Community Health Centers*
  • Carolina Lucero, Vice President of Long Term Care, Sea Mar Community Health Centers*
  • Tim Probst, CEO, Washington Workforce Alliance*
  • Alan Sugiyama
  • Eric Liu, Guiding Lights Network

Opposing Organizations (as reported by the Community Care Coalition of Washington) Include:
  • Family Home Care Corporation
  • Donna R. Goodwin
  • Home Care Association of WA
  • WA Private Duty Association
  • Home Care of WA, Inc.
  • Developmental Disabilities Advocates
  • WA State Residential Care Counsel
  • Aging Services of WA
  • Community Residential Services Association (CRSA)
  • Community Home Health & Hospice, Longview, WA
  • Horizon House, Seattle Washington
  • The Kenney, Seattle Washington
  • WA State Hospice and Pallative Care Organization
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