A multicultural victory

Interfaith celebration at Rainier Community Center. (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)

On June 8, Sen. Bob Hasegawa hosted an interfaith celebration of the passage of SB 5173, a new law that allows public employees and students to have two unpaid and excused days off per year for reasons of faith or conscience. The Faith Action Network of Seattle was one of the major supporters of the legislation and helped co-sponsor the celebration, which was held at the Rainier Community Center. The law will benefit workers and students of Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Native American, Christian, “and in fact, everyone of faith or conscience.” (end)

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