Fighting for our community at Lobby Day 2017

 

On Lobby Day 2017, Washington CAN! and hundreds of activists from two dozen coalition partners stormed the Capitol Steps in Olympia.

In honor of Equity Day, activists demanded lawmakers fully fund education, without cutting funds from critical programs for our state's most vulnerable people. 

The protest was moving, emotional, but best of all, it was LOUD!

Then on Presidents’ Day, we participated in a press conference with Gov. Jay Inslee about health care. Our Board Chair, Deana Knutsen served as emcee, long-time health advocate and witness (at the White House) to the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Gina Owens reminded us how important the ACA has been to each member of our community. New Spokane member, Courtney Anderson told a brilliant story about her history beating cancer twice. She reminded us that cancer is persistent and she fears being able to fight cancer off if it resurfaces again and she is no longer covered because the ACA was repealed by Republicans and Trump.