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Budget Needs & Week 10 Recap


We are seeking the next FAN Eastern Washington part-time regional organizer, and hope you will help us get the word out for this opportunity! Applications or questions received at apply@fanwa.org. Take Action As we move into next week, we are still tracking bills and hearings. We offer some options for signing in to support bills below. We are also concerned about what will be included in budget proposals. On Monday, a new revenue forecast will be delivered that will have a great impact on budget decisions. We encourage you to write to both fiscal committees with the following request for [...]

Budget Needs & Week 10 Recap2023-03-17T16:47:20-07:00

Week 9 Bills Move Past Cutoff


Our longtime volunteer in Olympia, Trevor Sandison, has been spending long days into evenings this week in Olympia as the House worked overtime to pass bills before House of Origin cutoff. Trevor is point person for us on some of the anti-hunger bills. Here is Trevor pictured with Lin Crowley from the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Darcy Huffman, Olympia School Board President, and Kristin Ang, FAN Policy Engagement Director. We’ve passed the House of Origin cutoff this week, and thanks to your advocacy, we celebrate that several bills on our legislative agenda are now ready to be considered in the [...]

Week 9 Bills Move Past Cutoff2023-03-17T16:48:30-07:00

Moving from Prayer to Policies: Challenge 2.0 Faith in Action


FAN was honored to be part of a conversation early in the legislative session that was recently released. While some policies mentioned have received favorable votes, others are not moving forward this 2023 session, yet the foundations for why we choose to work on various policies are discussed. We appreciated the chance to be in dialogue with Jennifer Bereskin, a Paths to Understanding Board Member and advocate for the Washington Future Fund. We offer this video blog that you can use to start conversations in your own community. Gratitude to Paths To Understanding and their wonderful Challenge 2.0 media program, so graciously hosted by [...]

Moving from Prayer to Policies: Challenge 2.0 Faith in Action2023-03-10T16:20:56-08:00

Week 8 Legislative Session Review


FAN Policy Engagement Director Kristin Ang (left) and Rep. My-Linh Thai, legislative champion for many bills we care about, speaking at Interfaith Advocacy Day in February. They continue to work on our behalf to get bills to the floor for a vote as the House of Origin Cutoff on March 8 approaches. Bills that survived last week’s cutoff moved into Rules committees, where they remain until they are pulled to the floor for debate and vote. These bills have until the House of Origin Cutoff on March 8 to pass off the House or Senate floor and move forward to [...]

Week 8 Legislative Session Review2023-03-10T16:32:05-08:00

Legislative Session – Week 7


Our staff put in some hard work to make IFAD 2023 happen. Your great turnout for IFAD is still energizing our advocacy as the legislative session continues. Take Action! Today is the fiscal committee cutoff date. The next significant date is floor cutoff on March 8. This is the last day to pass bills in their houses of origin. Before then, the Senate and House rules committees will consider all bills reported from policy and fiscal committees, and determine whether and in what order to schedule their consideration on the floors of the two chambers. With bills moving out of [...]

Legislative Session – Week 72023-02-24T16:59:05-08:00

Week 6 – Bills to Support before Cutoff


We're still celebrating the groups that joined us at IFAD 2023 and who continue to raise their voices! Pictured here are Temple Beth Am, Seattle and the Washington Poor Peoples' Campaign at Interfaith Advocacy Day. You can see other photos of the day in our Facebook album and watch the video of the morning sessions at our YouTube page. We have updated our Blog with an inspiring prayer that FAN Governing Board Chair Rev. Carol Jensen delivered to legislators in the House chamber on the morning of IFAD. May it inspire our continued advocacy!Take Action!Sign in "Pro" and TestifyPlease Note: For [...]

Week 6 – Bills to Support before Cutoff2023-03-03T16:37:32-08:00

An Invocation for the House


Creator and sustainer of all that is, we give you thanks for this day and for your infinite and unfathomable love. In the midst of all the intensity within and around us, give us a moment of pause to remember why we are here. You have given human beings the responsibility to make laws and allot collective resources so that all that you have created may flourish. Remind us this day that laws are tools to help us carry out your commandment which comes to us through our varied religious traditions – and that is the commandment to love our [...]

An Invocation for the House2023-02-16T16:11:15-08:00

IFAD 2023 Review – Legislative Week 5


Interfaith Advocacy Day in Olympia Energizes FAN Action! We are grateful to the amazing advocates who made the trek to Olympia yesterday for Interfaith Advocacy Day (IFAD) – a joyful return to in-person advocacy! We are also grateful to those who viewed online and took action remotely. With the sun shining, there was a palpable spirit of connection and passion for justice. From Bellingham to Vancouver, Port Angeles to East Wenatchee and Yakima, and all along the I-5 corridor, 207 people from 36 districts attended over 87 meetings with their legislators. They brought their experiences, knowledge, and passion for justice [...]

IFAD 2023 Review – Legislative Week 52023-02-17T16:06:50-08:00

Legislative Session – Week 4


Join us on the Capitol steps! Raise your voice in Olympia next Thursday, Feb. 9! We are excited to welcome more than 200 of you to Olympia next Thursday, February 9, for Interfaith Advocacy Day! If you’ve been meaning to sign up, you must register for IFAD by Monday, February 6, since space is limited. We are still working to arrange meetings with your legislators or their aides, but Monday is the cutoff for new appointments. We are delighted that Interfaith Works and the Washington State Poor Peoples’ Campaign will be joining us for the day! If you are interested [...]

Legislative Session – Week 42023-02-11T12:17:00-08:00

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