Tikkun Olam at Temple Beth Am

Connecting our congregation to social action opportunities

2013 Interfaith Advocacy Day

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  • Wednesday, February 20th
  • Sponsored by Faith Action Network(FAN)
  • Do No Harm: Invest in People

Temple Beth Am members will join advocates from faith communities across the state in Olympia at FAN’s 2013 Interfaith Advocacy Day (IFAD).  Temple Beth Am is one of the ‘advocating congregation’ members of the FAN network.

Starting in Olympia at 9AM, registration from 8-9, participants convene at United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th SE.  Teachings from diverse faith traditions will be followed by a legislative update by FAN Co-Director Paul Benz.  Workshops will focus on Budget and Revenue, Environment, Housing and Homelessness, Gun Violence Prevention, and Wage Theft.

At 10 AM Governor Inslee will speak to the group.

Legislative district caucuses  will convene to discuss issues and develop an advocacy plan for speaking to their legislators at the scheduled meetings arranged by FAN.

The day will end at 3PM on the Capital Campus with briefings beginning at 1:15pm by key officials including TBA member Rep. Reuven Carlyle,LD36 who will speak about budget and revenue and Liz Smith from Labor and Industries who will address the issue of ‘Wage Theft’, a priority of FAN.

Interfaith Advocacy Day is an opportunity for diverse faith groups to come together and speak to legislators with one voice about issues of common concern.  It is also an opportunity for people of faith to meet one another and connect with possibilities for future work together beyond Feb. 20.

To sign up go to fanwa.org and follow the menu to register.

Contact for Temple Beth Am contingent and carpool information are Dina Burstein, dinaburstein@gmail.com or Tom Buchanan, clrtom@earthlink.net

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