Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 13:37

The past year has seen immigrant and refugee communities under attack like never before. But our communities stood up to these challenges in inspiring and powerful ways. Together, we organized ourselves and drafted community leaders to run for office who champion the vision and values that unite us all: A society where everyone belongs and where people respect each other and stand up for human and civil rights.

Tuesday night saw the fruits of those efforts. Across Washington State, a...

Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 13:15

Ballots will be arriving soon in mailboxes across Washington, and we have a fantastic opportunity this year to lift up voices from communities that are under attack from the Trump Administration. Though this year got off to a rough start, Washington communities banded together like never before - and now form the backbone of the resistance to Donald Trump’s harmful, anti-immigrant policies. At the airports, in the streets and at the ballot box, communities have firmly rejected a divisive...

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 15:26

The current national political environment is… ugly.  But because of all that’s happened at the national level, a new generation of leaders is emerging in immigrant and refugee communities and running for office.  The August 1st Primary Elections in Washington State point to a better future, one where candidates who represent long-marginalized communities are ready to fight for a...

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