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Meet our new Legislative Advocate team

The Quaker Voice Board is delighted to announce a new team of Legislative Advocates.

Paul Benz, our new Senior Legislative Advocate, has been a long -time social justice leader in Washington state’s religious community. In addition to Quaker Voice, he is working as the lead lobbyist for the Washington Coalition for Police Accountability. He served as Co-Director of Faith Action Network from 2011 to 2021, and earlier as director of the Lutheran Public Policy Office of Washington (2000-2010).

Jacob Squirrel, our new Legislative Advocate, comes to us from Olympia Friends Meeting. A love of people and collaboration has given Jacob decades of experience in group process and community. Their current passion is organizational development with a focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Jacob enjoys gardening, board games, and fixing things.

Read more about Paul and Jacob at Board and Staff — Quaker Voice ( Meet them in person at the Quaker Voice Annual Meeting on December 2 (register here).

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