Education & Leadership

We want more immigrants and refugees in positions of power and we want to help them get there. Why? Because we believe our elected and appointed positions of power should reflect the changing demographics of our state.
Our Philosophy

 Immigrants and refugees and their children are leaders. It takes leadership, courage and love to move your family from one country to another, often under economically, politically or personally dangerous conditions. We help develop these leaders by providing the knowledge and skills they need to navigate civic processes and access democracy. That's how we build capacity and power in our communities.

Member Testimonial

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I am an OAV member because they get me involved in elections. I even got to interview Jay Inslee when he was running for Governor.

- Fredy, member since 2011

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