Tag: advocacy

Primary Election Candidate Forum – Legislative District 25

Hear the candidates discuss the issues and ask your questions at the non-partisan candidates’ forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County and UW Tacoma Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. Candidates invited include:

House of Representatives Position 1:

Julie Door
Jamie Smith
Kelly Chambers
Emmett Smith

House of Representatives Position 2:

Brian Duthie
Chris Gildon
Ned Witting

 

Primary Election Candidates’ Forum – 26th Legislative District

Hear the candidates discuss the issues and ask your questions at the non-partisan candidates’ forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County and UW Tacoma Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. Candidates invited include:

Senate: 

Emily Randall
Bill Scheidler
Marty McClendon

House of Representatives Position 1:

Naomi Evans
Connie FitzPatrick
Jesse Young

House of Representatives Position 2:

Michelle Caldier
Joy Stanford
Marco Padilla
Randy Boss

Primary Election Candidates Forum – County Council District 5 & District Court No. 6

Hear the candidates discuss the issues and ask your questions at the non-partisan candidates’ forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County and UW Tacoma Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. Candidates invited include:

County Council District 5: 

Marty Campbell
Justin VanDyk
Suzanne Skaar

District Court No. 6:

John Sheeran
Karl Williams
Matthew Wareham

Primary Election Candidates Forum – Legislative District 31

Hear the candidates discuss the issues and ask your questions at the non-partisan candidates’ forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County and UW Tacoma Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. Candidates invited include:

Senate: 

Phil Fortunato
Jeff Benson
Immaculate Ferreria

House of Representatives Position 2:

Morgan Irwin
Mark Boswell
Steve Skutt

 

Benefit Dinner and Concert – Taking a Stand Against Addiction!

As so many communities the Orting Valley has been plagued by the Opioid crisis and we have experienced a number of fatal overdoses deaths. As I have met with and talked with many long-time residents of Orting they have told me that our Valley has long been a place of acute substance abuse because of its remote locale, and limited transportation options.  One Vet told me: “when I came back from Vietnam I noticed the problem we had already then!”

In the Spring of 2017, our area was hit by yet another series of fatal overdoses. There was an outpouring of concern, and a demand for action to provide support and hope for folks wrestling with addiction. Our City received lots of Press as folks looked to Orting to see how we would respond. Emotions ran high as anger, mourning, frustration, and a sense of hopelessness filled our City Council Chambers.  

But it does not have to be that way and a team of committed folks serious about bringing Recovery Cafe into the City was formed. We have been working tirelessly to create a place of healing and refuge for folks wrestling with addiction.

We know you are busy as a leader, but this is a simple way you can show your support to our community and Stand on the Side of Recovery!   

PLEASE JOIN US and SUPPORT Recovery Cafe Orting Valley at our BBQ DInner and Concert, July 15 starting at 5:30 @ 1919 W Pioneer, Puyallup. The concert is by Crosby Lane – Dove Award Artists, see here to get a glimpse click here: Crosby Lane:

  • Individual Tickets purchased here:   https://bpt.me/3438325
  • Table for 8 costs $200.00
  • Faith Sponsor:  (8 seats plus public thanks and acknowledgment): $500
  • Hope Sponsor: (8 seats plus Press Release of your leadership) $1000.00

Recovery Café is a proven regime of care that provides a safe caring environment where folks who truly want to break the lifestyle of addiction can find the support they need.  Fully 90% of those who enter the doors and live into this program of support have found long-term recovery!

Please join us and learn about Recovery Cafe and how it will save lives!

Primary Candiate Forum – County Council District 1

Hear the candidates discuss the issues and ask your questions at the non-partisan candidates’ forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County and UW Tacoma Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. Candidates invited include:

Milton Tremblay
Sharon Hanek
Dave Morell
Lorra Jackson

Faith Action–Our Powerful Force for Good

Associated Ministries has been a longstanding member of the Faith Action Network (FAN). The 2018 legislative session is underway and for the next 60 days, many decisions will determine the fate of several issues that you and I care about. Let’s bring our voices to Olympia and be a force for good in our communities.

This is why Faith Action Network is excited to offer a free advocacy training to help you be a strong advocate. Learn the the skills and resources that will equip you to make a huge impact in 2018.

Pierce County advocacy training is on January 21, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, at St. Leo Catholic Parish, Tacoma

The training will have something for everyone. The centerpiece is FAN’s 2018 legislative priorities: what needs to be done for climate justice, to prevent human trafficking, bringing our voices to the immigration debate and speaking out against wealth inequality.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network, learn and organize with other people of faith from all over Washington. You are  vital to the powerful force people of faith and good will can be to ensure all Washingtonians have what they need to thrive and succeed.

Spread the word to your congregation, community, and friends. If you would like to RSVP or if you have any questions please send an email to Dickson@fanwa.org