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Ask the Speaker not to pass House Bill 1210

House Bill 1210, this year's version of so-called Anti-Terrorism legislation, should not pass out of the House Rules committee. We must encourage Rules committee members by Wednesday, especially Frank Chopp who is the Speaker of the House and the Chair of the committee, NOT TO PASS HB 1210.BACKGROUND: This bill would create…

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Friends: HB 1554 would restore food stamp eligibility to people who served time in prison for a drug conviction but now are clean and sober. Background: The federal government has enacted legislation to deny assistance and benefits to persons convicted of certain drug-related offenses. Under the federal statute an individual convicted of a felony…

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Budget Alert

"We are caught up in an inescapable network of mutuality; tied to a single garment of destiny. What affects one directly, affects all indirectly. As long as there is poverty in this world, no man can be rich even if he has a billion dollars. As long as diseases are…

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Lobby Days

Lobby days are a great way to learn about the issues and meet your legislators.  Our Legislators need to hear our concerns and the most effective lobbying is a personal visit from a constituent.  In the past, we have encouraged Friends attendance at the Washington Association of Churches Advocacy Day,…

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The Governor¹s budget hurts children and others most in need!

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfortand convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge andcontroversy.²-- Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Governor¹s budget hurts children and others most in need!With all due respect to the challenges faced by Governor…

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