President Trump: Signs executive order missing and murdered indigenous women.

Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order establishing a White House task force on missing and murdered indigenous women. Called Operation Lady Justice, it’s supposed to develop protocols that can be used in new and unsolved cases as well as create a team to review cold cases. The decision comes just a fewContinue reading “President Trump: Signs executive order missing and murdered indigenous women.”

Mayor Murray addresses police reform and accountability

Mayor Murray addresses police reform and accountability July 7, 2016 by Office of the Mayor Today, Mayor Ed Murray delivered the following remarks regarding the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, and police reform and accountability: As I have said many times before, the issue of race and racism is the greatest challenge weContinue reading “Mayor Murray addresses police reform and accountability”

Creating a task force on poverty

HB 2113 – 2015-16 Creating a task force on poverty. History of the Bill as of Wednesday, January 6, 2016 2:11 PM Sponsors: Representatives Walkinshaw, Walsh, Kagi, Johnson, Appleton, Sawyer, Kilduff, Stanford, Jinkins, Zeiger, Santos, Ortiz-Self, Pollet, Ormsby 2015 REGULAR SESSION Feb 13 First reading, referred to Early Learning & Human Services (Not Officially readContinue reading “Creating a task force on poverty”

Join State’s Largest Anti-Poverty Effort, Volunteer With Free Tax Campaign

From: Rainier Valley Post Posted on November 10, 2014 by Editor From the Free Tax Campaign: Every year in Washington State, low-and-middle income individuals and families struggle to pay the bills and keep food on the table. Tax time can make an unstable situation even worse. Not only is Washington’s tax system the most regressiveContinue reading “Join State’s Largest Anti-Poverty Effort, Volunteer With Free Tax Campaign”

Seattle Action Network Supports: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) is a United States federal law considered to be a fundamental shift in both the method and goal of federal cash assistance to the poor. The bill added a workforce development component to welfare legislation, encouraging employment among the poor. The bill was aContinue reading “Seattle Action Network Supports: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act”

State’s top court may punish lawmakers over school funds

VIDEO – Oral Arguments Washington State Supreme Court Oral arguments: McCleary, et al v. State (Whether the State has met its duty under article IX, section I of the Washington State Constitution to make ample provision for the education of all children within its borders) In 2007, parents Stephanie and Matthew McCleary along with theContinue reading “State’s top court may punish lawmakers over school funds”

Veterans Affairs

Our office provides assistance regarding veteran-entitled benefits, such as, preparing VA application forms and documentation required by the Department of Veterans Affairs. We also provide assistance in documenting military training for college credit. All veterans expecting to receive VA educational benefits should contact the Veteran Affairs office as early as possible to obtain appropriate formsContinue reading “Veterans Affairs”

Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition Priorities

Important New From The Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition Website: Our Priorities in Olympia Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition’s website 396,000 Washington families now struggle every day to put food on the table. Families face increasingly tough challenges to make ends meet and put food on the table. Over the past three years, the number of hungryContinue reading “Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition Priorities”

2013 Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day Monday, February 11

Tentative Advocacy Day Agenda 8:00-9:00 Check-in and coffee and light breakfast at United Churches 9:00-9:45 2013 Legislative Agenda Pep Rally 9:45-11:15 Advocacy Workshops 11:15-11:45 Lunch and legislative district planning meetings 11:45 Walk to the Capitol Building with your Legislative District 10:00-2:30 Meet with your legislators 2:30-3:00pm Back to United Churches for a debrief session ClickContinue reading “2013 Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day Monday, February 11”

Sunday march against gun violence starts at Westlake

A rally to remember the victims of Sandy Hook and encourage state legislators to ban semi-automatic assault weapons, sponsored by Washington Ceasefire. Speakers include Mayor Mike McGinn, State Senator Ed Murray, Washington Education Association President Mary Lindquist, the Interfaith Amigos, Rev. Sanford “Sandy” Brown and CeaseFire Board President Ralph Fascitelli. Josephine Howell, The Raging GranniesContinue reading “Sunday march against gun violence starts at Westlake”