SB 5185 requires notification to parents or guardians in cases of abortion involving a minor. Full article.
New Bill to Repeal Death Penalty
Even though the death penalty in Washington state was declared unconstitutional last fall, it remains part of state law. A bill introduced in the state legislature, SB 5339, removes the statute completely. Full article.
Toolkit for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Month
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Month and February 8th, the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, has been designated as an annual day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking. Find out how to order the toolkit for your parish. Full article.
Excellent Op-Ed by Congressman on Religious Liberty
U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) shared a thoughtful essay about the importance of religious liberty that was published recently in The Hill.
Supporting Affordable Housing and Homelessness Projects
State legislators have introduced a bill that provides cities and counties the authority to use real estate excise taxes to support affordable housing and homelessness projects. Find out about when this bill will be heard next week in Olympia. Full article.
Don’t Forget to Register
Catholic Advocacy Day – Deadline January 23
Join us Thursday February 7, 2019, and make your voice count for the common good in this crucial legislative session! Find details and registration link on WACatholics.org.