Social Justice Action Updates

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February 27, 5:00 pm   Queen Anne Helpline packing party.  Help prepare "Day Bags" for drop-in clients, packing 1-2 days of nutritious meals and pesonal hygiene products.  Specifics will be posted here as soon as we get them.

Volunteer(s) needed to organize a St. Anne packing project (as above) to collect recommended food donations & hygiene products. Can you volunteer? Contact Judy in the parish office.
 

       Contact with your Senator needed now!

The full Washington State Senate is expected to vote soon on a bill, SB 6219, that would mandate abortion coverage in insurance plans in the state of Washington.
 
The Catholic Bishops of Washington strongly oppose this bill because it would promote abortions while violating the constitutionally-protected conscience rights of individuals, churches, businesses and others. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain testified in person against the bill on January 16.

St. Anne Parish is located in District 36.
Our state senator is Reuven Carlyle:    Reuven.Carlyle@leg.wa.gov
District Office 720 N 35th St. #209. Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 545-6565. / Olympia Office 213 John A. Cherberg Building Olympia, WA 98504-0436 (360) 786-7670.  /  Legislative Hotline (800) 562-6000. 

Read our Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg's testimony on banning the death penalty, delivered before the WA State Senate Rules Committee:  Click here

"Share the Journey"  is a global Catholic campaign of
  compassion and support for migrants and refugees.

SeattleArchdiocese.org/STJ

Share the Journey Brochure:
Please click here to see suggestions on ways to be involved personally, locally and with the global Catholic campaign of care.
 

CATHOLIC ADVOCACY DAY     Wednesday FEBRUARY 21, 2018
All members of St. Anne Parish are invited and encouraged to participate, as the Catholic community in Western Washington visits with our state legislators in Olympia. (Seriously! Get to know who your senator and representatives are, and take this friendly opportunity to let them know what you care about and that you vote!)       NO COST (except your time and attention)
Registration is now open  <--  Click here     Free bus transport round trip is provided. Sign up on registration form for bus from Seattle/St. Patrick Church.  Please let Judy (parish office) know if you want to participate in carpool between St. Anne and bus pick-up/dop-off at St. Patrick.


LEGISLATIVE UPDATES  -  Current session Wa State Legislature


Long Term Care Act -  most people cannot or will not be able to afford the long-term care they need. But we’ve got a chance to change that this year.  Click here for information/action steps.

 

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A "Must Read": 
Washington State Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Poverty  
Who is My Neighbor?
The Face of Poverty in Washington State
Click here to read 

 

U. S. Bishops and Catholic Relief Services object to new Executive Orders on  migration and refugees :

 


      ST. FRANCIS HOUSE 
serves 100+ people a day, Monday - Friday.  They are in constant need of warm winter clothing (including socks and underwear) and many other kinds of supplies to assist people with little to no resources. Visit stfrancishouseseattle.org to see greatest current needs.
 

 

Tent City 5 Interbay

Still our neighbors, but relocated to
1601-15TH AVENUE W
(just north of the Garfield Bridge)
For check-list of current needs, including calendar for providing hot meals, lunch sacks and/or snacks,  visit
sharewheel.org/tent-city-5
Right now they have a particular need for blankets and sleeping bags.
(Tents don't come with heaters!) 

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The Well -
Come, join the conversation!

We are an intentional community committed to justice and compassion; a place to safely explore issues that affect mind, body, spirit, community, and world; and, a movement committed to contemplative action.For details and program descriptions, visit:   http://www.thewellqueenanne.org/events/

 

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Aegis of Queen Anne
at Rodgers Park

is seeking volunteers who could lead or work with residents interested in:
Handcrafting (knit, /crochet, etc.)
Book club / discussion group
Any type of music (appreciation, perform, teach, etc.)

Contact Erin Staadecker
(206) 387-4134

Erin.Staadecker@aegisliving.com

Click here to see Aegis' complete list of options for volunteer activities

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