Call for Boarding Schools Truth Initiative


FAN continues to live into our statewide vision with the help of Regional Organizers, working in their communities across Washington. WE ARE HIRING for part-time, regional organizers in Central WA and Western WA to join a new Policy Engagement Director and our team this Fall. Please see the Regional Organizer job description and reply by Sept. 1 to Faith Community Sign on Statement about Boarding Schools The Interfaith Network for Indigenous Communities (INIC), an ad-hoc committee that FAN facilitates, has issued a statement in response to the tragic discoveries of mass graves at boarding schools in Canada. INIC was organized to mark the 30th anniversary of [...]

Call for Boarding Schools Truth Initiative2021-07-30T14:34:32-07:00

August Recess Opportunities


We're Hiring! Help us find our next policy leader for FAN! Please download the Policy Engagement job description and share it widely. Interested candidates can send a resume and cover letter to Application review begins August 1. And please get vaccinated and mask as advised - we want to gather with you again in-person on the steps of the Capitol, like this photo from IFAD February 2020! Please continue to share our faith leader vaccination videos and our vaccine equity toolkit.  August Recess Updates Congress is on their annual August Recess, which means there are ample opportunities to advocate from our local [...]

August Recess Opportunities2021-07-26T16:42:01-07:00

Faith Leaders Speak: Don’t Hesitate – Vaccinate!


Please Save the Date for our 2021 Annual Dinner on Sunday, November 21! We had shared a different date previously, but due to several scheduling updates we are now moving forward with the evening of Sunday, November 21, with in-person and virtual attendance options. Premiering Our Faith Leader Vaccine Video! We are excited to share with you this powerful vaccine message from faith leaders from across WA State and many different faith traditions! Our state is reopening, but we know we will not be safe from COVID-19 until as many people as possible are vaccinated. Please share this video in your [...]

Faith Leaders Speak: Don’t Hesitate – Vaccinate!2021-07-09T12:11:35-07:00

FAN is Hiring!


As the Faith Action Network continues to celebrate our tenth birthday this year, the FAN Governing Board is pleased to announce that current Co-Director Elise DeGooyer will become the new FAN Executive Director, beginning January 1, 2022, following the retirement of FAN's founding Co-Director, Rev. Paul Benz at the end of 2021. Elise, who is rooted in Catholic and interfaith justice traditions, has served FAN as Co-Director for over seven years. She has given strategic, administrative, and programmatic leadership to FAN and has helped grow our network and our budget. She knows the organization well and has the skills and vision to [...]

FAN is Hiring!2021-07-30T11:05:48-07:00

Take Action: Eviction Moratorium, Reparations, and Child Nutrition


Today, June 21, is Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, and more than 1.4 million WA kids are set to benefit! Improvements to the CTC this year will increase CTC payments, ensure families with the lowest incomes receive full amounts, and provide monthly payments of up to $250-$300/kid beginning in July. Make sure your family is signed up at! Take Action! There is still plenty of work to be done even after the legislative session has ended! We encourage you to take action on a few state and federal issues this week: State: Extend the Eviction Moratorium Urge the governor to [...]

Take Action: Eviction Moratorium, Reparations, and Child Nutrition2021-06-22T12:37:06-07:00

Happy 10th Birthday FAN!


Happy Birthday FAN! You/we are 10 years old today! For ten years, we've been learning, advocating, convening, and lifting up faith voices for justice. We have so much to be thankful for! Our Spring Appeal to keep FAN strong for 10 more years invites you to help celebrate all we've accomplished and show your support for the future as we move faithfully forward! If you haven't already, please donate at our website And enjoy some birthday cake today... FAN Celebrates its 10th Birthday! Dear friend of FAN, Ten years! We celebrate this season our tenth anniversary, as we continue to live into our big [...]

Happy 10th Birthday FAN!2021-06-16T10:55:07-07:00

We Want to Hear from You


Join us for a Spring Summit on June 6! We had a great May Summit last Sunday! Advocates joined us virtually from across the state to talk about legislative wins and imagine our future work together in issue breakout groups. If you were not able to attend last week, we hope you will join us on Sunday, June 6 from 2-4 PM for our final Spring Summit! Register here: Consider which breakout group you would be interested in joining or if you'd like to suggest and facilitate your own issue topic group: Criminal Justice/Police Reform Housing/Homelessness Environment/Climate Justice Immigration Hunger/Nutrition/Poverty/TANF Economic Justice/Taxation Racial [...]

We Want to Hear from You2021-05-27T15:20:57-07:00

Advocating for Congressional Bills


Last Tuesday, Governor Inslee signed SB 5096 Capital Gains Tax and HB 1297 Funding the Working Families Tax Credit into law! These bills have taken many years of advocacy to pass, and they are two important steps in righting WA State's upside-down tax code where the lowest-income earners pay 17% of their income in taxes while the wealthiest pay only 3%. Thanks to all who made this historic day possible! If you missed our End of Session Report last week, you can access it here or always on our website - we celebrate what your advocacy makes possible! Your Voice Needed [...]

Advocating for Congressional Bills2021-05-10T17:06:35-07:00

Celebrate End of Session Successes


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


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 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

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