Special Advocacy Affinity Group Meeting with guests Representative Noel Frame and Dr. Carolyn Brotherton
In this special meeting of SVP Seattle’s Advocacy Affinity Group, we are hosting Washington State Representative Noel Frame and Dr. Carolyn Brotherton from the Economic Opportunity Institute to discuss wealth taxes in Washington. Following the presentation, we will have a discussion about what role philanthropists and SVP Seattle have in advocating for taxes that work to change the racial wealth divide.
About our guest speakers:
State Representative Noel Frame
She has served in the Washington State Legislature since January 2016. She was motivated to run for office by a strong commitment to fully fund public schools by fixing our state’s regressive, upside-down and unfair tax code. Born and raised in Washington state, Noel is a former foster parent to two members of her own family. She is deeply committed to tackling the root causes of systemic issues facing families in crisis, such as eradicating poverty and increasing access to quality healthcare. Noel works to give a voice to those who are often forgotten in policy conversations, relying heavily on her nearly two decades of experience as an organizer to successfully navigate political systems.
Noel is the Chair of the House Finance Committee and serves as Co-Chair of the Tax Structure Work Group. She also serves as a member of the House Appropriations and Community & Economic Development Committees.
Dr. Carolyn Brotherton
Carolyn Brotherton holds a BS in Chemistry from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Harvard University. Before joining EOI, she worked as the Government Relations Specialist for AFT Washington. Carolyn got into advocacy while helping to organize a union and negotiate a first contract for fellow postdoctoral researchers at the University of Washington. She interned with the Washington State Labor Council during the 2019 Legislative Session. Carolyn works on tax and higher education policy at EOI.