Help heal families: Fund domestic violence intervention programs
With studies showing intimate partner violence in the U.S. has dramatically increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, I believe it’s time our state Legislature fully funds court-required domestic violence intervention programs.
My thanks to King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove for inviting me to last night's Progreso Para Los Niños Gala at Club Sur. It was a wonderful event featuring Dr. Iván Durán, Highline Public Schools Superintendent. I had the honor of meeting some of the many people who support Para Los... Niños including Executive Director Virginia Herrera-Páramo. https://plnwa.org
Thank you, WA State Coalition of African Community Leaders, for sponsoring today's "Ain’t No Party like a WSCACL Ballot Party" at Rainier Beach Community Center. It was great to meet your wonderful members and guests, and have the opportunity to learn more about the issues you are... most concerned about. Thank you also to WSCACL Exec. Director Martha Lucas for inviting me!
I had a great time tonight meeting folks at the Fighting for the Majority event on Capitol Hill, including Washington State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos (37th LD); Dr. Gabriela Chavarrio, the new Exec. Director of the Burke Museum; and Seattle legend Marsha Botzer.
Friday night I had a wonderful time at a campaign event held by my dear friend Holly Hill, a retired King County Superior Court Judge. I greeted old friends such as retired judges Mariane and Michael Spearman; and met some new ones, including Safa Abdo Kanaan, her husband Sami, and their son Kyan.... I so appreciate Kyan's patience during our "photo shoot!" Thank you, so much, Holly!