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Years Of Focused Persistence Pay Off
A multitude of allies join with us as Gov. Inslee signs HB 1783 reforming LFOs, a reform Friends initiated in 2004, 14 years ago.

Years of Focused Persistence Pay Off

The 2018 legislative successes resulted from years of building relationships with allies, as well as legislators and their staffs.

Finally, prisoners’ Legal Financial Obligations no longer accrue interest at 12% while they are in prison. 

A multitude of allies join with us as Gov. Inslee signs HB 1783 reforming LFOs, a reform Friends initiated in 2004, 14 years ago.

Quaker Voice led the successful 2018 effort to establish an independent corrections ombuds, concluding work begun in 2006.

Tom Ewell, Sam Merrill, Noah Martin watch with allies as Gov. Inslee signs HB 1889 establishing a corrections ombuds within the governor’s office.

This wide variety of fellow legislative activists shows vividly the value of bringing together people with common goals, whether or not their reasons for these goals agree. Each group represented shares the joy of success as our work together produces legislative reform.

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