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Giving Voice To Our Values

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Washington State Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice
438 NE 72nd St.
Seattle, WA 98115

Co-Coordinators:
Rev. Carol McKinley(360)786-8074 WebWeaver:
Corinne Kelly(206)526-7081

UUVoices@connectexpress.com
www.UUVoicesWa.org


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! Washington State one stock trading strategy Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice is a progressive legislative advocacy network.

TAKE ACTION:

Write your legislators on these two issues listed below or attend our lobby days to speak to them directly about these other UU voice's issues.

1)To End Homelessness: Build State Housing Trust Fund

Creating thousands of units of low-income housing is key to the commitment to ending homelessness in 10 years. A larger Democratic majority in Olympia makes this possible. Housing advocates have determined that the cost of ending homelessness in Washington State is over $1 billion. With the $121 million allocated in the last budget, dozens of viable housing projects were left unfunded. (These funds are typically matched by other fundraising 5:1, but the state money is the seed money.) To take a significant bite out of this backlog, we're asking to triple the 2005-06 amount to $363 million from the capital budget for this biennium.

Contact your legislators now and ask them to support tripling the State Housing Trust Fund in the 2007 budget. With your support, we can end homelessness in our state.

Sign up for the Housing Advocacy Day Feb 1st to learn more and influence your officials.

Children's Healthcare
House Bill 1071/Senate Bill 5093 would continue our commitment to providing health care for every child by 2010. The investments legislators have made in children’s health in the past two years are paying off—more children in our state are now covered.

Supporting amendments to these bills that would expand affordable coverage options to children in middle class families—
Up to 300% of the federal poverty level.

Please contact your state senator, two state representatives and
the governor to support legislation that would continue Washington’s path to health care for every child.

Toll-free hotline: 1-800-562-6000.

Sign up for Have a Heart for Kids Day 2/19th.

MORE  ABOUT UUVOICES:

We had an exciting and ambitious Legislative Conference Dec 2nd. Check out our Agenda and even more impressive 2007 plans for UU Voices. The conference was enjoyable, interesting and very successful. Rev. Carol McKinley reports on some of the highlights and successes. Check out the lobby days UU Voices plans to participate in through out this legislative session.

Included in the conference packets were the legislative districts current Washington State Senators and Representatives.  You can find your legislative district at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder . As Washington State Government website has not updated the current public officials, once you have determined your district, you can find your legislative map and public officials  for your district  at http://www.uuvoiceswa.org/story/resources.html
   

We selected our top three legislative priorities for Washington State UU Voices for Justice for the legislative year 2007:

    * Global Warming

    * HealthCare with a special focus on Children

    * Housing/Homelessness

Our other state legislative issues that will also be addressed are: Poverty , Criminal Justice, Marriage Equality, Clean Elections.

Check out UU VOICES ISSUES for the 2007 legislative session.    

SIGN UP TODAY FOR OUR E-NEWSLETTER TO TAKE ACTION ON UU'S TOP KEY ISSUES and TO LEARN ABOUT THE LOBBY DAYS COMING UP THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

 

 

 



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