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“Young Quaker Voices Speak” ~ Friday, April 23

You are invited to “Young Quaker Voices Speak,” short final reports from the four participants in the first year of our new program. Their reports will be part of the Quaker Voice session at the Pacific Northwest Quarterly Meeting virtual spring gathering, Friday, April 23, 7-8 pm.  These under-30 Friends…

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Quaker Voice Virtual Games Night! April 2, 2021

Join nineteen other Quakers for the first-ever Quaker Voice April 2, 2021 ~ 6:00pm to 7:30pm (Pacific Time) RSVP early (form below) as participation limited. ~ Free with Donation Opportunity ~ Just bring paper, a pen, a book and your own good cheer (or let us help you find it) Sign…

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Announcing the Young Quaker Voices Program

Learn about the legislative processWork on issues important to Quakers:Criminal Justice / Environmental Stewardship / Economic JusticeEarn a small stipend The Young Quaker Voices program will bring young adults into contact with issues in the state legislature and encourage their active engagement in the legislative process in ways that reflect…

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Quaker Voice Statement on Racial Inequity

Quaker Voice Friends and Supporters,  We urge you, as you are led, to send the Quaker Voice Statement on Racial Inequity (PDF format) to your state legislators, with a cover letter from you requesting action in the coming sessions.  This statement was approved by the Quaker Voice Board for release on June 19, 2020, Juneteenth. It…

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Quaker Voice Report 2020

Highlights: Washington State will enact new greenhouse gas emission benchmarks for state agencies and the state as a whole.Washington State banned private prisons for state facilities.This year saw a large increase in investment in the Housing and Essential Needs (HENS) fund, which targets the most vulnerable people in Washington state…

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Economic Justice accomplishments in 2020

In the 2020 session, the Economic Justice group emphasized housing, food, and income in its priorities, with top priorities in housing. The legislature passed a remarkable wave of bills in this area, providing $174 million in resources for the state’s affordable housing and homelessness needs. Showing the importance of the…

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Criminal Justice Progress 2020 Session

Two bills we supported this year are becoming law: (1) A bill to prohibit contracts by the WA Dept. of Corrections for privately-operated prisons (2) A “bail-jumping” bill, that will reduce penalties for not appearing in court, which tend to affect low-income people most. We are greatly pleased with the…

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Let’s Support Our Community!

Dear Friends: We hope you are staying safe in these challenging times! We know that many of us will be receiving a stimulus check from the federal government and some of us do not urgently need the funds. If you are looking for ideas for donating some or part of…

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Criminal Justice Progress in the 2020 Session

The bill to Abolish the Death Penalty (SB 5339) and the bill to prohibit contracts with privately-operated prisons (SB 6442) have both passed the Senate and must receive votes in the House by Friday, March 6, 2020. Unfortunately, the following efforts did not succeed this session: Restoration of voting rights…

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