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Criminal Justice Outcomes in the 2019 Session

Although some criminal justice efforts have been successful this session, our main goals will have to wait for the 2020 session. But groundwork has been laid and Quaker Voice understands that its work is long term and it will be renewed next session. See the Criminal Justice page for information about specific bills.

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Environmental Stewardship Alert 3/7/19

Two of Quaker Voice’s priorities are both in the Washington State House Rules Committee, and need to be voted through the House by March 13. These bills would make great strides in reducing Washington State’s carbon footprint and need your support now so they can pass the House! • HB 1110 would would reduce the carbon intensity of fuels in Washington State 20% by 2035. It does this by instructing the Department of Commerce to phase in new standards for fuel efficiency, as well as offering tradable credits for the use of cleaner fuels. You can find more information and/or leave a comment on this bill for your legislator here. • HB 1114 would reduce carbon in emissions in Washington while also reducing food insecurity. Globally, roughly a third of food is wasted, and wasted food accounts for roughly 8% of global carbon emissions. This bill seeks to reduce food…

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Thank you for coming to Quaker Lobby Day

A Quaker Voice Action Alert Sent on February 25, 2019 Dear Friends, Thanks you for participating in Quaker Lobby Day and bringing Friends testimonies to the state legislature! We will continue to keep you up to date through our issue Alerts and our website QuakerVoiceWA.org. But right now, we would appreciate knowing how Quaker Lobby Day went for you, and what might be improved for next year. Let us know by directly responding to this email or responding to this survey. 1. How did the schedule work for you?  Any changes for next year? 2. How did the small-group discussions go?  Any recommendations? 3. What about the printed materials? 4. Which legislators (or their aides) did you get to talk with? Any interesting interactions ... or surprises you would like to pass on? And if you can, please send a note of thanks to your Representatives and Senator (or their…

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Environmental Stewardship Alert 2/13/19

Help Clean Up Washington’s Transportation Fuels An important bill that would improve the efficiency of fuel used for transportation in Washington State needs your support. HB 1110  and its companion bill in the Senate SB 5412 would establish a Clean Fuels Program to limit the greenhouse gas emissions per unit of transportation fuel energy in Washington State. Under HB 1110, greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced to 10 percent below 2017 levels by 2028 and 20 percent below 2017 levels by 2035. This bill is a crucial piece of a comprehensive effort to confront climate change, and will be receiving a hearing in the Transportation Committee this week. Please email or call your legislators and tell them you support House Bill 1110 and its Senate companion bill SB 5412, or simply follow this link and click on “comment on this bill” on the right-hand side to leave a comment that will…

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Environmental Stewardship Alert 2/5/19

Two bills crucial for the future of our state's ecology need help to make their way through the Washington State legislature. Both bills are important steps to prevent the worst effects of climate change: HB 1112 would direct both the Department of Ecology and the Department of Enterprise Services to facilitate the transition away from hydroflourocarbons, extreme greenhouse gases such as those used in refrigerating units, to less harmful hydrofluorocarbons or substitutes. Leave a comment on this bill for your legislator here. HB 1114 would confront a significant source of carbon emissions: food waste. Globally, roughly a third of food is wasted, and wasted food accounts for roughly 8% of global carbon emissions. This bill seeks to reduce food waste by 50% in Washington by 2030 by opening up grant funding to programs that reduce food waste in support of that mission. Leave a comment on this bill for your…

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