Issues

2017 Primary Election City Council Candidate Questionnaire: A Voter Resource As a aid for voters, Interfaith Works developed a questionnaire for candidates for open City Council seats appearing on the August 1, 2017 local primary ballot. Here (in PDF format) are responses to the questionnaire for candidates running in the four contested primary races for......

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The Earth Stewards of Interfaith Works are active on the issue of climate change and what we can do locally to make a difference. With the support of the Stewards, at its monthly meeting February 9, 2016, the Interfaith Works Board of Directors unanimously adopted the following motion: People of faith worldwide bring a crucial......

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On July 12, 2016 the Board of Directors of Interfaith Works formally endorsed Initiative 873 concerning police deadly force. Last February, the Board endorsed House Bill 2907 to amend the state statute on police use of deadly force in recognition that current law makes it virtually impossible to charge a law enforcement officer with a......

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By Austin Jenkins – KPLU / NWNews – July 14, 2016 Cutline: Olympia Police Chief Ronnie Roberts says police departments ”need to be more transparent, more open and more accountable.” — “The police force in Washington’s state capital is changing. Fourteen months ago a white police officer in Olympia shot two African-American brothers. The shooting......

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At the March 10, 2016 Lacey City Council meeting, Mayor Andy Ryder and Council Member Virgil Clarkson offered public statements of reproach  to anti-Muslim rhetoric which Lacey City Councilmember Jason Hearn had posted on his Facebook page. Here is the transcript of those statements: Statement by Mayor Andy Ryder I have a quick statement as......

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Here is the Final Report to the [Olympia] City Council from the Ad Hoc Committee on Police and Community Relations, presented to the Council  on 4/12/2016. (PDF format)...

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The Earth Stewards of Interfaith Works are active on the issue of climate change and what we can do locally to make a difference. With the support of the Stewards, at its monthly meeting February 9, 2016, the Interfaith Works Board of Directors unanimously adopted the following motion: People of faith worldwide bring a crucial......

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Interfaith Works strongly supports the passage of House Bill 2907.  Watch the testimony at the Hearing on House Bill 2907 & 2708 on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Click this image to view the video which starts at 1:04:53 when those bills are heard: And read “In Support of House Bill 2907 – Testimony on Behalf of......

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February 3, 2016 Selena Kilmoyer, Board of Directors, Interfaith Works Thank you Mr. Chair and members of the committee for the opportunity to speak today on House Bill 2907. My name is Selena Kilmoyer, and I am on the Board of Interfaith Works, a Thurston County non-profit working on homelessness, justice issues, and ways to......

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