Steve Clagett Signature gathering smallerWorking Groups are volunteer-led, FAN-supported efforts to connect FAN advocates with the issues you’re most passionate about. Right now, those include: criminal justice, environmental justice, health care, and economic justice.

Each working group meets and works to more effectively:

  • communicate with legislators and public officials,
  • advance initiatives and encourage voting,
  • educate the community, and
  • organize public actions.

Like our Legislative Agenda, the priorities of each working group change and adapt to current activity in the legislature and events in public discourse. Generally, though, they tackle the critical issues and reforms needed to make Washington more just, compassionate, and sustainable:

  • Criminal Justice: This working group meets and strategizes to advance criminal justice reforms in Washington that prioritize restorative justice, minimize recidivism, reduce rates of incarceration, create police accountability, and dismantle systemic racism within the criminal justice system.
    Contact Paul Benz to join or to find out more.

 

  • Environmental Justice: This working group meets and strategizes to advance public policy that prioritizes care for creation, creates corporate accountability for pollution, and protects children and communities of color that are disproportionately impacted by climate change.
    Contact FAN to join or to find out more.

 

  • Health Care: This working group meets and strategizes to protect and advance public programs and institutions that address hunger, mental health, those living with disabilities, and others who need public assistance to access adequate health care.
    Contact Chasity Jones to join or to find out more.

 

  • Economic Justice: This working group meets and strategizes to create a more equitable tax structure, push for living wages and fair workplace standards for all Washington workers, and to find solutions that minimize the wealth inequalities that disadvantage communities of color, immigrant communities, women, and others.
    Contact economicjustice@fanwa.org to join or to find out more.

 

  • Human Trafficking: This working group convenes to educate and advocate against human trafficking, especially labor trafficking. Our goals are to:
    • Develop strategies to advance public policy solutions to end human trafficking, including supporting fair trade policies and equipping the criminal justice system to adequately respond;
    • Work in coalition to provide ecumenical, multifaith and secular opportunities for people to learn about and take action on human trafficking;
    • Highlight the disproportionate impact of human trafficking on people of color and foreign born residents and advocate for appropriate solutions.
      Contact FAN to join or to find out more.