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Right to Repair — more testimony

Thank you, Committee Chair Amy Walen and the House Consumer Protection & Business Committee I am Patricia Boiko, testifying on behalf of Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy in support of House Bill 1392 because as Quakers, a faith-based group, we have a testimony of simplicity. As a senior citizen,…

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Right to Repair — we have testified

From Ian Stanfield -- For the last few years, Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy has been supporting the passage of right to repair legislation. This year, that is House Bill 1392 and its companion Senate Bill 5464. Both bills had their public hearings last week, and Quaker Voice provided…

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Finally, steps towards redress in housing — our testimony

Washington state legislators have introduced important legislation that creates a special purpose credit program to reduce racial disparities in homeownership in the state by providing down payment and closing cost assistance to qualified applicants. HB 1474 and its companion SB 5496 address systemic racism in the real estate, banking, and…

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Behavioral Health Workforce — our testimony

Here is the testimony Celestine West submitted on HB 1348, "Establishing behavioral health support specialists," which has a companion bill in the Senate (SB 5189): I am Celestine West, a retired psychiatric nurse now living in Seattle. I am submitting this testimony in favor of HB 1348 on behalf of…

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Washington Future Fund — our letter

Sent to the members of the Senate Human Services Committee (in support of SB 5125) and the House Human Services, Youth, and Early Learning Committee (in support of HB 1094), January 25, 2023 Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy, a network of legislative advocates from Quaker communities across the state,…

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Removing Sentencing Enhancements — our testimony

Quaker Voice testimony in favor of HB 1268 Thank you for the opportunity to testify on this important measure. 1268 is bill about racial equity. For too long, people of color have disproportionately received sentences of great length. During public testimony in the House in 2021, Department of Corrections staff…

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Support for Middle Housing — our testimony

Here is the testimony Chris Ferguson submitted to the Housing Committee of the Washington State House, on one of our closely watched housing bills, as well as on SB 5190, its Senate companion: Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy urges advancement of HB 1110.  This vital legislation will foster more vibrant communities…

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Solitary Confinement – our testimony

January 23, 2023 Members of the Senate Human Services Committee, My name is Tom Ewell and I live in Clinton, WA. I am submitting this written testimony in support of SB 5135 regarding solitary confinement on behalf of Quaker Voice on Washington Public Policy, an organization that reflects the values…

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2022 Quaker Voice Fall letter

December 2022 Dear Friends, While some Washingtonians are decking their halls with boughs of holly, the state legislature is decking its with new committees, new committee chairs, new members, and new bills. For this past year’s accomplishments see our 2022 Legislative Report. Please join us in ringing in the 2023 legislative…

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Annual Meeting 2022 – registration is open

Registration is now open for the Quaker Voice Annual Meeting, Saturday, December 3, from 10 am to 2:30 pm. You can choose to participate remotely or in person at Eastside Meeting in Bellevue. You will receive full details when you register. The meeting will cover several important matters. - Our lobbyist will alert…

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