by Emma Epperly
WNPA Olympia News Bureau
With Brexit in international news this week, the Washington Capitol had its own version with a “Lexit” rally in support of carving the State of Liberty out of the eastern side of the state.
About 50 people traveled across the Cascade Mountains from Eastern Washington to let their lawmakers in Olympia know their wishes on Friday.
Prior to members of the legislature arriving, attendees of the State of Liberty Rally, Friday, gather on the steps of the legislative building. — Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, is a strong supporter of the State of Liberty movement and has introduced legislation on its behalf. Representatives Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen , Bob McCaslin, R- Spokane Valley, Bill Jenkin, R- Prosser and Joe Smick, R- Colfax can be seen watching Shea speak. — Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau