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Our Community Speaks Out in Support of Food Banks

By February 12, 2014 No Comments

Today advocates for food bank funding delivered this letter to budget writers in the Washington State Legislature asking for an additional $1 million for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) this year. Signed by more than 170 organizations and 350 individuals from throughout Washington State, this letter follows similar letters of bipartisan support from legislators last week.

Food Lifeline would like to thank Senator Brian Hatfield and Representative Brian Blake for crafting letters of bipartisan support for the important work of food banks. These two letters were signed by the 45 legislators below and outline the record need facing food banks throughout our state and the importance of these additional funds this year – adding $1 million could leverage up to 3 million additional meals in the next year!

Did your legislators sign on? Find out who they are and thank them or let them know how important these funds are to you!

Washington State Senate:

Read the full letter of support here.

Senator Brian Hatfield 
19th Legislative District
Senator Adam Kline 
37th Legislative District
Senator David Frockt 
46th Legislative District
Senator Karen Fraser 
22nd Legislative District
Senator Annette Cleveland 
49th Legislative District
Senator Steve Conway 
29th Legislative District
Senator Bob Hasegawa 
11th Legislative District
Senator Bruce Dammeier 
25th Legislative District
Senator Jeannie Darneille 
27th Legislative District
Senator Steve Hobbs 
44th Legislative District
Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles 
36th Legislative District
Senator John McCoy 
38th Legislative District
Senator Mark Mullet 
5th Legislative District
Senator Marko Liias 
21st Legislative District

Washington State House of Representatives:

Read the full letter of support here.

Representative Brian Blake 
19th Legislative District
Representative Luis Moscoso 
1st Legislative District
Representative Derek Stanford 
1st Legislative District
Representative Marcus Riccelli 
3rd Legislative District
Representative Steve Bergquist 
11th Legislative District
Representative Matt Manweller 
13th Legislative District
Representative Dean Takko 
19th Legislative District
Representative Sam Hunt 
22nd Legislative District
Representative Christ Reykdal 
22nd Legislative District
Representative Sherry Appleton 
23rd Legislative District
Representative Steve Tharinger 
24th Legislative District
Representative Larry Seaquist 
26th Legislative District
Representative Tami Green 
28th Legislative District
Representative Steve Kirby 
29th Legislative District
Representative David Sawyer 
29th Legislative District
Representative Linda Kochmar 
30th Legislative District
Representative Cindy Ryu 
32nd Legislative District
Representative Tina Orwall 
33rd Legislative District
Representative Gael Tarleton 
36th Legislative District
Representative Eileen Cody 
34th Legislative District
Representative Joe Fitzgibbon 
34th Legislative District
Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos 
37th Legislative District
Representative Eric Pettigrew 
37th Legislative District
Representative Hans Dunshee 
44th Legislative District
Representative Larry Springer 
45th Legislative District
Representative Jessyn Farrell 
46th Legislative District
Representative Cyrus Habib 
48th Legislative District
Representative June Robinson 
38th Legislative District
Representative Brady Walkinshaw 
43rd Legislative District
Representative Roger Goodman 
45th Legislative District
Representative Monica Stonier 
17th Legislative District
Representative Wylie 
49th Legislative District
Representative Gregerson 
33rd Legislative District
 

Image Credit: Morgan Gavin

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