Spokane - Statewide Day of Action to Prevent A State Government Shutdown
Jun 22, 2017
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
|Where||Parkview Early Learning Center, 5122 N Division St, Spokane, Washington 99207|
|Contact Name||Carol Krawczyk-Prichard|
|Contact Phone||(509) 532-1688|
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The clock is ticking on the first ever government shutdown in Washington state history.
If our state legislature doesn’t pass a budget by June 30, parks would close for the Fourth of July, the parents of 52,000 children would lose childcare support, and foodbanks that support thousands of hungry families would lose state food and funding.1 The most vulnerable populations among us will be the hardest hit—those suffering from mental illnesses, the elderly, and families with young children.
The legislature must reach a consensus in the next few days in order to pass legislation by June 30, but certain lawmakers are refusing to compromise. They would rather shut down our state government than invest in our kids’ futures.
We only have a few days to send a strong message that we expect legislators to do their job and pass a budget that fully funds education and protects families and seniors.
Will you join Spokane Alliance and the All in for Washington coalition tomorrow Thursday June 22 for a statewide day of action to demand a progressive budget?
THURSDAY, June 22
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Parkview Early Learning Center, 5122 N Division St., Spokane
We’ll hear about the impacts of a government shutdown and budget cuts on childcare, schools, healthcare, and seniors.
We've organized quite a few speakers for this event, including a school board member from District 81, a local child care director, a nurse from Eastern State Hospital (SEIU Healthcare 1199NW), and a state employee (WFSE Local 1221) who works on aging and long term care issues.