Advocacy at Neighborhood House
Current advocacy and legislative measures supported by Neighborhood House:
Current Board of Directors agenda:
The Neighborhoood House Board of Directors stands behind policies and investments that support the health and well-being of low-income people and communities. Specific 2021 legislative measures include the following.
- Connecting with clients and staff to define equitable COVID recovery and creating opportunities for clients to demand an equitable recovery.
- Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). Restore 6% vendor rate increase, grow the number of ECEAP slots in Washington.
- Fair Start for Kids Act. ECEAP entitlement to 185% of poverty. 10% increase in vendor rate on top of restored 6% increase.
- Decriminalize Commercial Tobacco. Addressing systemic racism in the enforcement of commercial tobacco control.
We support the priorities of the following advocacy groups across Seattle, King County, Washington, and the US.
The Board of Directors at Neighborhood House has taken the following three positions that are on the November 2020 ballot:
- Support of Referundum 90 that upholds the new Washington state law requiring all public schools to teach age-appropriate, inclusive, comprehensive sexual health education to K-12 students.
- Support of King County Proposition 1, a $1.74 billion 20-year bond that will provide health and safety improvements at Harborview Medical Center, including increasing critical health care capacity, updating and expanding modern infection control standards, and expanding capacity for behavioral health needs.
- Support of City of Seattle Proposition 1, which renews and modifies an expiring measure in order to provide $39 million annually over six years for critical transit investments like essential bus service, creating affordability for riders, addressing the West Seattle transportation crisis head on, and ensuring our transit system is efficient and reliable.
See other measures Neighborhood House has supported in 2019-2020: