Please save the date for Washington CAN!’s Annual Social Justice Awards Breakfast on October 26th in Seattle. This is the one time each year that Washington CAN! brings together our coalition partners, supporters, and members to celebrate victories from the past year, highlight the important role our members play in our work, and focus on the fight ahead.
We are leading the fight to create a more just and equitable world on many fronts. In the past year, we stopped Trumpcare from passing, introduced legislation to bring parole back to Washington to reunite families, passed strong tenant rights legislation in Seattle, and passed a sanctuary city resolution in Auburn. Join us as we honor the members who led these fights.
Click here to register for the breakfast TODAY!
We have been fighting for social justice for over 30 years thanks to the support of our grassroots activists around the state and our strong progressive coalition partners, but we can’t do it without you! As a guest, you will take a leading role in the fight for social justice and in bringing together the progressive community in Washington.
So, mark your calendars—
What: Annual Social Justice Awards Breakfast
When: Thursday, October 26th, 7:30am
You can RSVP by clicking on this link!
Hope to see you there!
On Wednesday, April 12 we will hold a tenant’s right’s training course in the Federal Way area. Join us to learn how state law protects you as a tenant. We played a lead role in pushing for move-in fee reform that now allows Seattle renters to make payment plans for security deposit and last month’s rent. We are taking what we’ve learned from a successful campaign in Seattle, to bring tenant’s rights to Federal Way renters.
Some things we’ll cover:
- Learn about state law regarding evictions and security deposits
- Learn how move-in fee legislation was a game changer for Seattle renters
- Come hear about our housing rights’ campaign that’s focused on bringing positive change to Federal Way area renters
When: Wednesday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodmont Library, 26809 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA – Next to the Safeway
What: Tenant Rights Training & Discussion
Who: All are welcome!
Food and childcare provided.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lobby Day 2017 was a busy one for Washington CAN! We stormed the Capitol Steps in Olympia for Equity Day — a rally with hundreds of activists from two dozen coalition partners pushing for fully-funded education in an equitable and just way that doesn’t hurt those most vulnerable in Washington. It was moving, emotional and best of all LOUD!
Also on Presidents’ Day, we participated in a press conference with Governor Jay Inslee about health care. Our Board Chair, Deana Knutsen served as emcee, long-time health advocate and witness (at the White House) to the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Gina Owens reminded us how important the ACA has been. New Spokane member, Courtney Anderson was brilliant storyteller as she shared her story of beating cancer twice. She reminded us that cancer is persistent and she fears being able to fight cancer off if it resurfaces again and she is no longer covered because the ACA was repealed by Republicans and Trump.
In all, they conveyed just how much repealing the #ACA would cost Washington state — as outlined by a new report from Health Care for America Now. The report, A Cost Too High, calculated the cost to the state being $18 Billion in lost federal funding, more than $2 Billion to doctors and hospitals and the cost to each Washington recipient eliminated from support to be $3,005 per year.