On the final day of the 2019 Legislative Session, lawmakers passed Washington state’s biennial budget and adjourned just before the stroke of midnight. For the WSCC, this session was marked by extensive grassroots activity by the Catholic Advocacy Network. These efforts included a successful Catholic Advocacy Day, the first Catholic Schools Day, a great turnout from parishes and schools at the annual March for Life, and impactful outreach to lawmakers via the WSCC’s Action Alerts.
The WSCC team would like to sincerely thank you for all your efforts during the Legislative session. Each effort has made a difference to ensure that the Catholic voice is heard in Olympia. There is certainly more work to be done to support policies that promote the common good. We believe that many hands make light work. Please consider forwarding this Advocacy Bulletin to other Catholics. They can register to receive our Advocacy Bulletin, Action Alerts, and special bulletins at WACatholics.org/join.
This week’s Advocacy Bulletin revisits the various bills covered by the WSCC over the 105-day session. Many of the bills which passed both houses of the legislature are still awaiting action by the Governor. We encourage you to consult our Bill Tracker for real-time updates!
Next Friday, our network will receive a special bulletin about the 2019 Cornerstone Catholic Conference (October 18th and 19th at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center). This announcement will include a full listing of speakers and workshops, as well as links to register now! We hope to see you all there in October!
The WSCC Team