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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
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Cal Anderson Park, Seattle
Flights & Rights
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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KEXP Studios Gathering Space
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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700 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Council Chambers, King County Courthouse, 10th floor
The ACLU of Washington’s Homeless Advocacy Toolkit is a set of resources to assist local advocacy efforts against the criminalization of homelessness by municipal governments across Washington. This Toolkit includes template letters, primers on important cases, and sets of talking points on (1) anti-panhandling ordinances (2) the criminalization of camping and (3) sweeps of encampments by city officials. Also included are copies of court decisions and secondary sources on these same issues. While we hope these resources are helpful for advocates combating unjust policies and practices affecting unhoused persons, please note that nothing contained in these materials constitutes legal advice by the ACLU-WA. The ACLU-WA would like to thank the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project of Seattle University School of Law. Much of this toolkit was possible due to the resources and scholarship made available through HRAP’s work for the rights of Washington’s homeless residents.

This case asks whether Washington violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment when it followed a state law forbidding the use of public funds for theology degrees

The Washington Supreme Court ruled that the state's Equal Access to Justice Act allows the awarding of attorney fees at each level of judicial review.

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