Social Justice Action Updates

~ Social Justice Action Updates

36th Legislative District TOWN HALL MEETING    January 5, 2019

Please join your 36th District legislators at the Seattle Opera Center (363 Mercer St., Seattle, WA, 98109) on Saturday, January 5th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

We’re hosting this town hall prior to the 2019 Legislative Session so that you can share your thoughts and ideas on the issues that matter most to you.
        Light refreshments will be provided and children are welcome to attend.

We hope to see you there!

Job Opening - Tutoring Coordinator              Apply by December 31st

St. James Cathedral Immigrant Assistance has a position open for a Tutoring Coordinator for adult refugees and immigrants. Major duties include training and supporting tutors, client outreach and intake, assessment, and ongoing support. Must have experience managing volunteers, and degree, certificate or significant ESL teaching experience. Flexible hours. Full-time with generous benefits. Starts at $18/hr.

To apply, email Christopher Koehler at  for an application packet.
TEL (206) 382-4511     FAX (206) 622-5303

Save the date to  ADVOCATE :  FEBRUARY 7, 2019    Catholic Advocacy Day in Olympia
Join with hundreds of Catholics (regular parishioners, like you!) from all over Western WA, who meet with the elected state legislators for their respective districts, to advocate for the poor, the people with no power, no organized voice or means to speak up in their own interest.   It means taking a day off work... so plan ahead!  This is SO worth the sacrifice.  (Transportation provided. No cost, but donations accepted to help defray expenses.)  
To facilitate the efficiency of the entire day, we need you to register as soon as possible but no later than January 23, 2019. Click here to register online or call 206.223.1138 to register by phone if you do not have internet access. 


December 2018
It's time to gather and share our warmth: 

* Blankets and new, warm socks are ALWAYS needed at St. Francis House
169 12th Ave., Seattle 98122   Call to confirm open hours: 206.621.0945

* Clean, gently used winter coats & jackets are needed in all sizes, for both men and women

To VOLUNTEER to help deliver donated items to shelters and distribution sites
contact Judy in the parish office:   206.282.0223

"Share the Journey"  is a global Catholic campaign of
  compassion and support for migrants and refugees.

    Share the Journey Brochure:
Please click here to see suggestions on ways to be involved personally, locally and with the global Catholic campaign of care.


   St. Anne Parish is located in  State Legislative District 36
Our state senator is Reuven Carlyle:
District Office 720 N 35th St. #209. Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 545-6565. / Olympia Office 213 John A. Cherberg Building Olympia, WA 98504-0436 (360) 786-7670.  /  Legislative Hotline (800) 562-6000. 

Our representatives in the state House are:
Gael Tarleton  (360) 786-7860     email
Noel Frame  (360) 786-7814,  email


A "Must Read": 
Washington State Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Poverty  
Who is My Neighbor?
The Face of Poverty in Washington State
Click here to read 


U. S. Bishops and Catholic Relief Services object to new Executive Orders on  migration and refugees :


St. Anne 2018-19 Social Justice Commission members:
Rebecca Weber (Chair;)  Adam Hobbins, Beth Hobbins,  Lotchie Kirch, Blandine Van De Velde, Rozella Van Meter


Tent City 5 Interbay

Still our neighbors, but relocated to
1601-15TH AVENUE W
(just north of the Garfield Bridge)
For check-list of current needs, including calendar for providing hot meals, lunch sacks and/or snacks,  visit
Right now they have a particular need for blankets and sleeping bags.
(Tents don't come with heaters!) 


The Well -
Come, join the conversation!

We are an intentional community committed to justice and compassion; a place to safely explore issues that affect mind, body, spirit, community, and world; and, a movement committed to contemplative action.For details and program descriptions, visit:



Aegis of Queen Anne
at Rodgers Park

is seeking volunteers who could lead or work with residents interested in:
Handcrafting (knit, /crochet, etc.)
Book club / discussion group
Any type of music (appreciation, perform, teach, etc.)

Click here to see Aegis' complete list of options for volunteer activities