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This from our friends at WASLCA:

Dear supporters of language access to essential services,

WASCLA and OneAmerica are working together to make sure that everyone in Washington can get emergency notifications in a language that they can understand. It can be a matter of life and death, and we need your help now!

On May 16, 2017, Governor Inslee signed SSB 5046 into law, mandating the translation of emergency notifications. This is a big step in the right direction–thanks in large part to the tireless advocacy of  concerned individuals and organizations like yours–but we have one final hurdle to clear. Because of a null and void clause, in order to take effect, the law needs funding from the State Operating Budget by June 30!

We are asking partners and allies to sign on to the letter below requesting funding from House budget negotiators. Will you and/or your organization sign on? If you support funding to translate emergency notifications into languages other than English, please add your name here by 5pm on Tuesday, June 6th.   

Check out the article in the Redmond Reporter today, or click here for the full report. And thanks to all of you who participated in the 2 Eastside community conversations!

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They want to hear from us!

King County is in the early stages of developing an actionable, countywide strategic plan to advance Equity and Social Justice in our region.  They need our input to ensure the plan is informed and grounded in the true needs and opportunities within communities – including the Eastside.

Take the survey now and give them your 2 cents – or 3 or 4. Do it now!

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