OneAmerica Votes proudly endorses Seattle City Council Member Lorena González. She has emerged as an effective legislator drafting and shepherding police accountability and paid family leave legislation through City Council. With her leadership, the Seattle City Council has passed bold initiatives establishing Seattle as the center of the resistance against the anti-immigrant, anti-worker policies of the Trump Administration.
Recently, González successfully guided the City to enact a $1 million immigrant legal defense fund to ensure that low-income immigrants will have access to legal counsel when dealing with federal immigration authorities. Grounded in her own experience and upbringing in a family of migrant workers in eastern Washington, González is a powerful advocate and inspiration to a generation of young emerging leaders, here in Seattle and across Washington State.
González’s leadership is a testament to the importance of electing our own movement leaders to office, as OAV works to build the power of immigrant, refugee and communities of color to shape the policies, practices and institutions that impact our opportunities, our families and our lives.