We carry forward our Annual Dinner theme: inviting you to Act on the Dream by advocating with us, and inviting the Governor and the State Legislature to Invest in the Common Good. FAN will need the support of each one of you and others in your communities to carry out this ambitious legislative agenda. Please mark your calendar for Interfaith Advocacy Day (IFAD) in Olympia, or one of our legislative conferences in Yakima or Spokane. Registration and details below.
Week 1 Highlights In addition to FAN’s Scroll Project that we featured last week, FAN co-director Paul Benz provided testimony before the House Appropriations Committee on the governor’s budget proposal on the third day of session. The first of four wage theft bills was heard before the House Labor committee: the Triple Damages bill (HB 1006, sponsored by Sawyer). FAN sent a letter to all committee members in support of increasing penalties for business owners found guilty of wage theft. Week 2 Highlights One of FAN’s partners, the Council on […]
Monday, January 12, as legislators gathered in Olympia to be sworn in, FAN interfaith leaders, staff and friends gathered on the Capitol steps to unveil a 10-foot scroll, signed by 120 faith leaders across Washington. We read the statement together before delivering a smaller scroll to each legislator’s office: A Statement from Washington State Interfaith Leaders to State Legislators As elected officials representing your constituents during the 2015 legislative session, you will have one primary responsibility: to forge a […]