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Interfaith Advocacy Day

Now is the time to register for Interfaith Advocacy Day in Olympia! It will be February 20, 9 AM – 3 PM, starting at The United Churches of Olympia. Click here to register. We are scheduling appointments with legislators now and have a better chance to get them if we know you’re coming. Attend workshops about the issues, learn current best practices on how to advocate in today’s legislature, and meet with your legislator! Download a flyer and share it with your friends, family, […]

Week Five of the Legislative Session

E-Alert posted February 9, 2018 This was a week of transitions and cutoffs. Of the total 1,344 bills introduced this session, those that have not been voted out of committee in their house of origin are dead for now. Bills that are still alive have until Tuesday, Feb 14 to be voted out of the whole house of origin (either the House or the Senate). This means that since Wednesday,  legislators and lobbyists have been hard at work rounding up support […]

Capital Gains Tax

A capital gains tax bill (HB 2967) is getting a hearing in the House Committee on Finance Friday, February 16. The time and location have not been announced, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start taking action! Click here to send a message to all the members of the House Committee on Finance. See a list of the Finance Committee members. You can also send an email in support to your legislators using the email formula [email protected], or call the toll […]

Legislative Update: Week Four

E-Alert from February 2, 2018 Week Four in Review Highlights from week four of the 2018 State Legislative Session: Tuesday: FAN’s Interfaith Leadership Council had their annual meeting with Governor Inslee last week. Fourteen faith leaders from American Baptist, Lutheran, Quaker, Jewish, Muslim, United Church of Christ, and Methodist traditions along with partners from Earth Ministry and the Church Council of Greater Seattle gathered to talk about criminal justice, racial justice, the environment, the supplemental budget, and poverty. Wednesday: Breakfast After the Bell (HB 1508) passed off […]

How to Get There: Interfaith Advocacy Day

Are you joining us for Interfaith Advocacy Day in Olympia on February 20? Do you know how you’re getting there? We’ve set up a self-organizing carpool tool online. Check it out to offer rides and join the waitlist to ride with someone else. If your faith community has a van that might be available to take folks to Olympia, let us know! Don’t forget: in order to schedule meetings with your legislators, we have to know that you’re coming. Register […]

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