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Quaker Lobby Day – 2013

Quaker Voice’s Quaker Lobby Day,  a Real Success Click here to register for Quaker Lobby Day Click here for details on Quaker Lobby Day, Monday, February 20, 2017 They came from Port Townsend, from University Friends, Salmon Bay, and South Seattle, from Eastside, from Vashon Island and Whidbey Island, from Olympia,and isolated Friends from east of the mountains. 51 Quaker activists in all convened on Presidents’ Day, February 20, at Olympia Friends Meeting for the fifth annual Quaker Lobby Day sponsored by Friends Committee on Washington Public Policy (Quaker Voice).Following introductions and morning worship, each Friend had an opportunity to participate in two of three small group discussions concerning current legislation. The Criminal Justice group focused on several bills before the legislature dealing with gun-violence (including background checks for all gun sales, safe gun storage, and alternative programs for juveniles in possession of an illegal gun), abolishing the death penalty, and creating…

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Messages from Rep. Hasegawa on the Washington Investment Trust

Dear neighbors,  I am excited about creating an opportunity for a bank that belongs to the people of WA State.  After months of hard work we have a bill that will create the Washington Investment Trust (WIT).  It is a simple concept that I believe will reap huge benefits for Washington State (I’ve attached a summary of the bill to this email).  Wenow have a bill in the House and a companion bill in the Senate.  H.B 1320 is posted online and you can see the full bill at this link.  The companion bill, S.B. 5238, is being sponsored by Sen. Margarita Prentice.  You can track the progress of the bills as they move through the committees at both of these sites.  Here is the committee information for when the bills will be heard.   Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance (Senate) Tuesday, January 25th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Senate…

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Work Plan for Local Responses to Global Challenges

Goals: Maintain the environmental balance that supports the needs of all living creatures while also protecting public health and providing an improved quality of life Ensure an improved economic future by not wasting or compromising our environmental resources Provide local control over state assets to increase state resources Objectives: Preserve and enhance environmental protections Oppose ports for the transmission of coal Advocate energy generation methods with the least impact on the environment Establish a State Financial Institution Develop and guarantee multimodal options for transportation

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