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FAN leader has changed policies, lives

Paul Benz leaves an imprint on the State of Washington in the influence he has had turning priorities of the state's faith communities into laws that improve lives.

Over his 10 years with the Faith Action Network, he has marched with people in the streets and halls of power related to a $15 minimum wage, farmworker safety, cutting gun violence, addressing climate catastrophes, fighting a Muslim ban, welcoming refugees, declaring that Black lives matter, challenging policies that perpetuate poverty, assuring food security, increasing affordable housing, standing with the voiceless, caring for neighbors, improving health care, reforming immigration policies, caring for children, seniors, women . . . . . .


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