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Annual Meeting 2022 – registration is open

Registration is now open for the Quaker Voice Annual Meeting, Saturday, December 3, from 10 am to 2:30 pm. You can choose to participate remotely or in person at Eastside Meeting in Bellevue. You will receive full details when you register. The meeting will cover several important matters. - Our lobbyist will alert us to what is coming in the 2023 legislative session. What committees are changing leadership or structure? What will be happening in person and in hybrid form? - Working groups will make their selections of priority issues for the 2023 session. While bill numbers may not yet be available, the choices will be informed by what we know about bills coming forward and their chances of passage. - You will have an opportunity to propose other bills for "support" status, which will authorize our activists to sign in "pro" or "con" using their Quaker Voice affiliation. - We will share a draft…

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Applications Open — Young Quaker Voices 2022-23

Applications are now open for this year’s Young Quaker Voices program. Please share the opportunity anywhere you think it might reach a candidate. The full program description and link to the application process are available at Young Quaker Voices Program — Quaker Voice ( Applications are due October 30. This program encourages the active engagement of young adults in the state legislative process in ways that reflect Quaker values. It is open to Washington residents ages 16-30. Quaker Voice provides mentorship for the participants on the state legislative process and a small stipend. Each Voice joins a working group, develops background materials, and tracks legislation on an issue. Questions about the program can be sent to Thank you for spreading the word far and wide about this wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the world through the legislative process.

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Quaterly Meeting Discernment Session September 23

As part of the Finding Our Quaker Voices process, you are invited to join a discernment session during Pacific Northwest Quarterly Meeting, Friday, September 23, 7 pm, either in person at Lazy F or on Zoom. You can find the Zoom link at PNQM Online Interest Groups. The Meeting ID is 878 0818 2743 and the passcode 023296. In this session, we will share results so far from the discernment survey, ask whether there are issues Friends want to work on that are not yet represented, and hear what you see as the distinctive Quaker voice when we speak to these issues with state legislators. Friends can also participate by filling out the survey on using this link. More information on the process is available there, along with the three questions we are exploring. Thanks, The Quaker Voice Board

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Quaker Voice needs your financial support

Many of you will soon be receiving a fundraising letter in the mail from Quaker Voice. For those of you who prefer no mail, the link to the letter is here. Your financial support, along with your volunteer time, is always important. Check the Donate page at for the ways you can respond. You can opt out from the paper letter -- just send a note to to have a "Do Not Mail" flag added to your record with us. Thank you for everything you do for Quaker Voice. Susan Cozzens, Board Clerk    

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Young Quaker Voices Report — April 22

Our Young Quaker Voices are preparing to report on their work during this legislative session on Friday, April 22, at 7 pm, as part of the North Pacific Quarterly Meeting spring gathering. The hybrid session will be available at this link. Meeting ID: 878 0818 2743 Passcode: 023296. Those of you at Lazy F Ranch should go to the upper level of the old dining hall to join others in person. Abby Griffiths and Byrne Crandell (see their backgrounds here) will be presenting online on their advocacy for accessible mobility and an expanded mental health workforce. Reports from the three Quaker Voice working groups will follow on criminal justice, economic justice, and environmental stewardship. We are looking forward to seeing you either face-to-face or online.

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