Gov. Inslee signs bill to put statue of Billy Frank Jr. in U.S. Capitol

Thursday, April 15, 2021


Gov. Jay Inslee signed HB 1372 today, which will place a statue of tribal leader Billy Frank Jr. in the National Statuary Hall. 

Inslee was joined by members of Frank’s family, tribal and community members, Lt. Gov. Denny Heck and Rep. Debra Lekanoff when he signed the bill in a ceremony at Wa He Lut Indian School in Olympia.

“Billy Frank Jr.’s legacy should inspire Washingtonians to have open discussions about our place in the world, both what we take from the earth and what we give back. And it reaffirms certain truths as old as the Nisqually Tribe itself: That the environment is not just a resource; it is our home, and we must protect it,” Inslee said.

Read the rest of the story on the governor's Medium page

Information about Billy Frank, Jr HERE



1 comments:

Anonymous,  April 15, 2021 at 6:50 AM  

Again Inslee is just appeasing people with words he does not mean.
If he was serious about protecting the environment.
Rather than using green tax for state profits.
There would NOT be a Smelter trying to be built on pristine lands and waters Near Newport Wa, with Inslee's blessing.
Please do not take my work for it.
Copy and paste this link into your browser from people who are against the smelter and live in Newport. https://canss.org/

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