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Background The BRIDGE Act would provide temporary relief from deportation and ensure employment authorization to individuals who are eligible for the Department of Homeland Security's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  It would accomplish this by...
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Catholic Teaching During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has called us "to make compassion, love, mercy and solidarity a true way of life, a rule of conduct in our relationships with one another" (2016 World Day of Peace Message). A Catholic approach to criminal...
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Catholic Teaching The Second Vatican Council declared, "[T]he human person has a right to religious freedom. This freedom means that all persons are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, in such wise that no one...
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BACKGROUND Today, more than 49 million Americans, one in every six, face food insecurity. Hunger affects families across the country in urban, rural and suburban communities. Barriers of access and affordability prevent low-income families from purchasing the nutritious...
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Catholic Teaching The Second Vatican Council declared, "[T]he human person has a right to religious freedom. This freedom means that all persons are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, in such wise that no one...
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State Issues
Background ESHB 1523 mandates that health care plans in the State of Washington offer "preventive services" as mandated by the Affordable Care Act.  This includes contraceptive coverage at no cost and emergency contraception, drugs that cause abortions, called...
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Background:  States across the country have repealed the death penalty in recent years. These efforts have been spurred on by the increasing concern over the potential for innocent people to be sentenced to death and executed. Additional concerns include the vastly...
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Background Washington State law requires parental consent for non-emergency medical services for minors, except for abortions. However, neither parental consent nor even parental notification is required for a minor to have an abortion in Washington State. SB 5320 does...
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