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Join Us for Our 11th Annual Quaker Lobby Day!

Quaker Lobby Day (11th Annual!) Monday, February 18, 2019 (Presidents’ Day), 9:00-3:00 Olympia Friends Meeting House Friends have been a leading voice for social justice for several centuries. Our voice in state government is critically important to many marginalized people in our state - including tens of thousands of state residents who have been enmeshed in the criminal justice system or suffer economic hardship - and who cannot speak effectively for themselves. Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy invites you to participate in our 11th annual Quaker Lobby Day on Monday, Presidents’ Day, February 18th, 2019. The day will begin at 9 am at the Olympia Friends Meetinghouse, 3201 Boston Harbor Road, Olympia WA 98506.  There we will discuss our priority issues, such as addressing support for current and former prisoners, orca recovery, and preserving the safety net for those with limited resources.  We will then go to the Capitol…

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Join us for Quaker Lobby Day (11th Annual!) ~ February 18, 2019

Friends have been a leading voice for social justice for several centuries. Our voice in state government is critically important to many marginalized people in our state - including tens of thousands of state residents who have been enmeshed in the criminal justice system or suffer economic hardship - and who cannot speak effectively for themselves. Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy invites you to participate in our 11th Annual Quaker Lobby Day on Monday, Presidents’ Day, February 18th, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Olympia Friends Meeting House.  The day will begin at 9 am at the Olympia Friends Meetinghouse, 3201 Boston Harbor Road NE, Olympia WA 98506.  There we will discuss our priority issues, such as addressing support for current and former prisoners, orca recovery, and preserving the safety net for those with limited resources.  We will then go to the Capitol Building by noon to bring…

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Quaker Lobby Day update

We had a technology issue that made our online registration link inoperative the last week or so, but FCWPP is now eagerly awaiting your sign up for Q​uaker Lobby Day on Monday, February 15th.​ With no paid lobbyist this year FCWPP needs your enthusiasm more than ever. Click here to R​egister now​.  If you have never come to Olympia to meet with your legislators or their staff, training and support are available. The morning portion of the program begins with r​egistration at ​8​:30 am at Olympia Friends Meetinghouse, 3201 Boston Harbor Road.​The program includes both a speaker from the legislature and training and tips about how to be an effective advocate for issues you care about. In addition, each of our Working Groups on C​riminal Justice, Economic Justice and Environmental Stewardship and Peace​ will have prepared a short list of two or three current focus issues with background information that you can use and…

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Quaker Lobby Day (Eighth Annual!)

Monday, February 15, 2016 (Presidents’ Day), 9:00-3:00 Olympia Friends Meeting House It's a great opportunity to welcome and gather with Friends from around the state, discuss issues of social justice that are before the state legislature, and meet with legislators at the Capitol to bring our issues to their attention. Friends Committee on Washington Public Policy invites you to participate in our eighth annual Quaker Lobby Day on Monday, Presidents’ Day February 15th, 2016. The day will begin at 9 am at the Olympia Friends Meetinghouse, 3201 Boston Harbor Road, Olympia WA 98506. There we will discuss our priority issues, such as addressing support for current and former prisoners, climate change, and preserving the safety net for those with limited resources. We will then go to the Capitol Building by noon to bring our Quaker perspective as we meet with our individual legislators about these issues. If you've never lobbied…

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2015 Quaker Lobby Day Issues

2015 Quaker Lobby Day Issues Environmental Stewardship and Peace Support HB 1314 / SB 5283: Implementing a carbon pollution market program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This legislation -- requested by the Governor -- would create financial incentives to encourage less energy consumption, to invest in technologies that produce energy with fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and to sequester free carbon. Not only would the funds raised provide revenue for transportation, education and low income citizens' needs, but requiring major carbon emitters to pay a price through a cap-and-trade system will help reduce the effects of climate change and will move us in the direction of a cleaner environment. We cannot continue on the current path of releasing greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere if we want our children and grandchildren to have an opportunity for good health and a sustainable environment. HB 1314: Voted out of House Environment Cmte; now in…

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