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This program of Quaker Voice brings young adults into contact with issues in the state legislature. It encourages their active engagement in the legislative process in ways that reflect Quaker values. The model for the program is the Advocacy Corps of the Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Quaker Voice recruits the Voices among young adults ages 16-30 and trains them on the legislative process. Each Voice joins a working group, develops background materials, and tracks legislation on an issue. Quaker Voice provides training for the participants, along with Quaker Voice citizen advocates, on the state legislative process and lobbying visits. The YQVs extend the capacity of the working groups to follow issues but they do not engage in lobbying as part of the program.

Applications are still being accepted for the 2023 legislative session. See this page for expectations and the application form.

You can watch the final reports of the Young Quaker Voices from the last two session here:  

2022 Presentation and discussion with the Young Quaker Voices — April 2022 Pacific Northwest Quarterly Meeting

2021 Presentation and discussion with young activists with Quaker Voice for Washington Public Policy, describing their work in the Washington legislative process. ~ Spring 2021 Pacific Northwest Quarterly Meeting


Donations to support the Young Quaker Voices program are tax-deductible and should be sent to Olympia Friends Meeting with a notation that they are for this program.

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