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Our Testimony on Rent Stabilization

Chris Ferguson submitted our official testimony to both House and Senate Housing Committees about our support for the rent stabilization legislation. He wrote: "Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy commends the House Housing Committee for responding to the massive wave of rent increases that has washed over our state in…

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Our Fall Letter — we need your support

Quaker Voice depends on donations from individuals, churches, and Meetings, to do its work. After many successes in our work during the last legislative session, we are getting ready for the 2024 short session. Read about the challenges coming our way and the priorities the working groups are setting in…

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Quaker Lobby Day, January 25, 2024 — register now

Friends, The 2024 session of the Washington Legislature has already started. Quaker Lobby Day is happening earlier this year, so that we can maximize our impact. Please join us in Olympia or online on Thursday, January 25, to raise our Quaker voices. Register at this link now so that we can…

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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…

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Deadline Extended: Applications for Quaker Voice’s Washington State Legislative Advocacy Fellowship 2023-24

  Apply in 20 minutes HERE:  Washington State Advocacy Fellowship 2023-24 — Quaker Voice (quakervoicewa.org) Our organization is seeking Washington residents [18-35-year-olds] with a passion for social justice and action for a learning opportunity during the upcoming legislative session. Applications will be accepted until November 4, with final selection in…

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Juneteenth 2023 — one step closer

Juneteenth is a celebration of Emancipation, the biggest step Americans have taken away from the horrors of slavery and towards a society with true equality. The Washington legislature took another step, smaller but important, in the 2023 legislative session. They passed HB 1474 and established the Covenant Home Ownership Fund,…

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Less plastic — our testimony on HB 1085

Ranae Hanson submitted the following testimony to the Senate Environment, Energy, and Technology Committee: My name is Ranae Hanson; I live in the 43rd District. I am writing on behalf of Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy in support of SHB 1085, Reducing Plastic Pollution. We support this bill both…

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Speaking up for transgender healthcare

Quaker Voice sent the following letter to members of the House Health Care and Wellness Committee. Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy opposes HB 1214. This act bans and criminalizes best-practice medical care for transgender young people, prohibiting them from receiving gender transition procedures such as prescribed drugs or surgical…

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Crisis Relief Centers — our testimony

Submitted to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on February 21 -- My name is Susan Cozzens. I am writing on behalf of Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy to support SB 5120, “Establishing 23-hour crisis relief centers in Washington State.” As Quakers, we work towards a society in which…

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