Celebrate End of Session Successes

2021-04-30T16:52:46-07:00

Members of the WA Coalition for Police Accountability (WCPA) celebrated historic victories in police reform in the 2021 legislative session! FAN Co-Director Paul Benz participated in the coalition, and FAN included the WCPA's priorities in our legislative agenda. Far too many families have been impacted by police violence in WA State - our work is not over. (Thank you to Elaine Simons for these images.) Legislative Session Review What an amazing and unique legislative session this was! Amazing in the significant social change bills passed, such as Capital Gains (SB 5096) which will now fund the new Fare Start childcare program enacted this session, the Clean [...]

Celebrate End of Session Successes2021-04-30T16:52:46-07:00

Week Fifteen – End of Session

2021-04-23T17:29:10-07:00

FAN staff Lauren Schubring (left) and Tara Miller (right) are excited for their COVID-19 vaccinations! Thank you to our partners at SEIU 6 for giving three FAN staff their first vaccinations last weekend! We invite you to share with us your vaccine pictures and stories so we can feature them in the E-News - how is getting the vaccine connected to your faith and values? Email us at fan@fanwa.org to be part of the campaign to reach everyone with vaccines! Take Action! Governor Inslee is signing bills this week - let's keep up the momentum and pass these bills into law! Please [...]

Week Fifteen – End of Session2021-04-23T17:29:10-07:00

Week Fourteen

2021-04-16T17:09:25-07:00

In honor of Earth Day next week, FAN partnered with The Lands Council to host a Tree Planting event in Spokane on April 15. Eastern WA Regional Organizer Lauren Schubring pictured left, Sarah Marr right. See the Events & Opportunities section below for more Earth Day activities. Take Action! We are in the final weeks to pass bills that are NTIB (necessary to implement the budget). Let's keep up the momentum and push them all the way to the Governor's desk! Please add your own language to the email prompts: SB 5096 Capital Gains - Passed in the House Finance Committee on [...]

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Week Thirteen

2021-04-09T15:02:22-07:00

Join us for one of our 2021 Spring Summits! You can choose between Sundays, May 23 or June 6 from 2-4 PM. We’ll gather from across the state to celebrate FAN wins in the legislative session and plan for the year ahead. There will be breakout groups by region and issue topic. See you at the Summit! Take Action! Bills are now headed to the floor for passage - take action before Sunday 4/11 at 5 PM. Let's keep up the momentum and push them all the way to the Governor's desk! Please add your own language to the email prompts: SB 5226 Driving [...]

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Week Twelve

2021-04-05T17:07:04-07:00

Good wishes this Spring season with promises of hope as vaccines continue to become more available, and many faiths celebrate - Passover, Easter, Vaisakhi Day, Holi, and Ramadan. We wish you and your community good health and joyful celebrations! Take Action! Bills are now headed to the floor for passage - let's keep up the momentum and push them all the way to the Governor's desk! Please add your own language to the email prompts: HB 1236 Just Cause Evictions - In the Senate Rules Committee - Email your Senator and ask if they will vote for this bill. HB 1054 Prohibiting certain police tactics - In the [...]

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Week Eleven

2021-03-26T16:58:00-07:00

Save the Date for one of our 2021 Spring Summits! You can choose between Sundays, May 23 or June 6 from 2-4 PM. We'll gather from across the state to celebrate FAN wins in the legislative session and plan for the year ahead. There will be breakout groups by region and issue topic. See you at the Summit! Take Action! Bills are now moving through the opposite chamber - let's keep up the momentum and push them all the way to the Governor's desk! Please add your own language to the email prompts and see the issue fact sheets linked for more [...]

Week Eleven2021-03-26T16:58:00-07:00

Week Ten

2021-03-19T16:52:29-07:00

Take Action Bills are now moving through the opposite chamber - let's keep up the momentum and push them all the way to the Governor's desk! Please add your own language to the email prompts and see the issue fact sheets linked for more information: Expanding Emergency Food and Cash Assistance (HB 1151) - Email your Senator and ask if they support this bill, especially if they serve on the Ways & Means Committee. Earned Time for Good Behavior (HB 1282) - Email your Representatives and ask if they support this bill, especially if they serve on the Appropriations Committee. Driving While License Suspended (SB 5226) - FAN supports amending [...]

Week Ten2021-03-19T16:52:29-07:00

Week 9: Environment, Evictions, and Private Prisons

2021-03-12T17:20:57-08:00

One of the bills we are highlighting for action this week is SB 5373 the WA Strong Act. This bill will both curb carbon pollution in our state and help with economic recovery - a two-for-one deal! Thank you to Carbon WA for the graphic above-left. This week FAN advocate Beth Prevo (right) testified for HB 1090, the Private Prison ban which would end contracts with the NW Detention Center and prevent future private prisons. Thank you Beth and Immanuel Presbyterian Church for standing for immigrant rights! Take Action! Bills are now moving through the opposite chamber - let's keep up [...]

Week 9: Environment, Evictions, and Private Prisons2021-03-12T17:20:57-08:00

Week Eight

2021-03-26T16:59:30-07:00

We love seeing FAN advocates in action! Lora Rathbone from Shalom UCC in the Tri-Cities (right) testified on a faith panel with Co-Director Paul Benz and Jessica Zimmerle from Earth Ministry in support of SB 5373 WA Strong which will curb carbon pollution and strengthen the economy through green recovery bonds. Rep. Lekanoff (left) also testified in favor. Take Action! Tuesday, March 9 is the house of origin cutoff, so this week is critical! Please add your own language to the email prompts: Community and Technical Colleges (SB 5194 Sen. Liias) - This bill expands services and access to community and technical colleges. Email your Senator to [...]

Week Eight2021-03-26T16:59:30-07:00

Week 7: Police Reform, WA Strong, and other ways to advocate

2021-03-01T10:29:48-08:00

FAN's Central WA Advocacy Day took place last Saturday, February 20, with 55 attendees sharing information and specific ACTIONS to further bills we support and social justice across our state. A panel and workshop on immigrant rights, as well as workshops on poverty, healthcare, climate justice, and redistricting provided regional content on the legislative update Paul Benz shared. Central WA regional organizer Zahra Roach (top left) facilitated a great morning! Take Action! Bills are moving quickly towards a March 9 house of origin cutoff, so we have several opportunities for you to advocate! This week is critical - please add your own language [...]

Week 7: Police Reform, WA Strong, and other ways to advocate2021-03-01T10:29:48-08:00

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