A Way Home Washington, First Lady Trudi Inslee, and Pearl Jam Announce Anchor Community Initiative

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Last week, Campion Foundation grantee A Way Home Washington (AWHWA) joined with Washington First Lady Trudi Inslee and Pearl Jam to launch a major statewide campaign to end youth and young adult homelessness in four communities by 2022. The campaign, called the Anchor Community Initiative, will be a key part of creating a statewide system to ensure that every young person in Washington has a safe place to sleep.

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Read Sonya Campion’s Guest Editorial in the Puget Sound Business Journal

Read Sonya Campion’s Guest Editorial in the Puget Sound Business Journal

Dear Colleagues,

With daily negative headlines and community dialogue about the lack of progress to prevent and end homelessness in the Seattle area, I’ve been dismayed that no one is talking about the major steps forward in Washington’s 2018 legislative session. Thanks to the work of our amazing grantees and the leadership of Washington’s elected officials, this year’s session had the most substantive policy victories to end homelessness in the past decade. So we at the Campion Advocacy Fund decided to collect the recent successes in a guest editorial published this week by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Please share it far and wide to increase the discussion of positive solutions and the leadership needed to move forward!

Read and share our Guest Editorial in the Puget Sound Business Journal here!

In these dog days of summer, when your legislators and candidates are in your community, I hope that you will show up and speak up to let them know that we expect this caliber of leadership and momentum to continue until we finally end homelessness both in Washington and across the country.

Thanks for your leadership — we can do this.

Sonya Campion

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Read Tom Campion’s Letter to Ryan Zinke on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Right now, hundreds of thousands of letters from people all across the United States are pouring into the Department of the Interior as it takes public comment on its plans to drill in the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Scientists, teachers, conservationists, Native leaders, elected officials and countless others are expressing their disapproval of Ryan Zinke and Donald Trump opening the Arctic Refuge to oil and gas exploration.

The full text of Tom Campion’s letter to Zinke is below. Thank you for all that you do.

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Campion Advocacy Fund Announces Departure of CEO Lisa Jaguzny

Today we are announcing the impending departure of Lisa Jaguzny, long-time leader of the Campion Foundation and founding CEO of the Campion Advocacy Fund.

Jaguzny will begin work as the new Executive Director for Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, a living laboratory for sustainable agriculture, outdoor environmental education, native plants, and environmental stewardship in Carnation, Washington.

Lisa Jaguzny first joined the Campion Foundation nearly 10 years ago. In the past decade she has worked closely with Campion’s trustees to refine our mission and strategy to focus on advocacy, culminating in the establishment of an advocacy-focused 501(c)(4) nonprofit in addition to the original 501(c)(3) foundation.

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