Advocacy

The Neighborhood House Board of Directors stands behind policies and investments that support the health and well-being of low-income people and communities. Specific 2022 legislative measures and agenda include the following.

Priority Agenda

Local

  • Wage equity study and movement to increase human services wages in government contracts and vendor rates.
  • $160k funding from King County for prevention coalitions for 7 communities (Southeast, Southwest, White Center/North Highline, Central, Auburn, Enumclaw, Vashon).

State

  • $7.3 million add to state CSBG matching budget proviso to match federal CSBG funding, prioritizing BIPOC and rural communities.
  • Early learning – protect and sustainably fund access to high quality early learning.
  • Decriminalize Commercial Tobacco. Addressing systemic racism in the enforcement of commercial tobacco control.
  • Support legislation and investments that further the 10 year plan to dismantle poverty

National

  • CSBG Modernization Act of 2021 HR 5129
  • Continuing to push for the Build Back Better Act
  • H.R. 4 John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021
  • H.R.3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Support Agenda

We support the priorities of the following advocacy groups across Seattle, King County, Washington, and the US.

Local

State

National


Other advocacy and legislative measures supported by Neighborhood House: