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Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. 

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm967


It takes all of us

Friday, March 6, 2020

It takes all of us to reduce stigma during disease outbreaks

Co-authored by Washington Secretary of Health John Wiesman and Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs Executive Director Toshiko Hasegawa

https://medium.com/wadepthealth/it-takes-all-of-us-to-reduce-stigma-during-disease-outbreaks-310db60dce29


Coronavirus Outbreak

Monday, March 2, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)

The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus


Substance Use Disorder

Thursday, October 31, 2019

 

Excluding Individuals who take Medications for Opioid Use Disorder from Healthcare, Housing, Employment, or Other Services May Be Discriminatory

 

Substance Use Disorder & Poster (ENGLISH)

Substance Use Disorder & Poster (SPANISH)

 


Office of Equity Task Force Events

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Community Forum on Oct 20, 2019 - English & Spanish Flyer

Community Forum on Oct 20, 2019 - Agenda

Public Meeting on Oct 21, 2019 - Agenda


Community Mourns The Loss Of Billy (Bill) W. Hilliard

Thursday, October 10, 2019

 

.."he was a director of the Washington State Human Rights Commission, the Seattle Human Rights Department, and served as a lobbyist for Seattle City Light."

https://seattlemedium.com/community-mourns-loss-billy-bill-w-hilliard/


Office of Equity Task Force

Friday, October 4, 2019

The Task Force is creating a plan for a new Office of Equity:

Flyer: (ENGLISH)

Flyer: (SPANISH)

Office of Equity Task Force


HB 1728 & ESSB 5258

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

 

  • Executive Summary: Health Impact Review of HB 1728

  • Preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers


  • Executive Summary: Health Impact Review of ESSB 5258

  • Preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers


Rose Award from Zonta Club of South Puget Sound

Thursday, January 31, 2019

 

On December 10, 2018, which was International Human Rights Day, the Washington State Human Rights Commission was presented the Rose Award by Zonta Club of South Puget Sound.  The award was presented to the WSHRC “In Recognition and appreciation for 69 years of upholding the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family which is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the World.”  The award was given to Executive Director Sharon Ortiz by Zonta member Carolyn Woodling on the last day of Zonta Club of South Puget Sound’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, and on the 70th Anniversary of International Human Rights Day.  The Mission of Zonta is to improve the lives of women in communities throughout the world by advocating for women’s issues, by engaging in hands on service projects, and by partnering with others in the community to achieve common goals.  The yellow rose is the symbol for Zonta International. 

 

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