OneAmerica Votes Endorses Two Powerful Women of Color for the 2022 Election

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OneAmerica Votes is proud to announce our endorsement of two courageous and powerful women of color–Sharlett Mena for the 29th Legislative District House and Yasmin Trudeau for the 27th Legislative District Senate! In 2020 OneAmerica Votes interviewed and endorsed Sharlett, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, for her first run, where she came just a few votes from winning, since then, …

Elections are about us, and we showed up in 2021.

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Immigrant and refugee voters are powerful–when we run for office and organize our friends, families, and neighbors to vote for their values, we win.   The 2021 election was no different.  While national elections got the media attention, candidates of color across Washington State defeated anti-immigrant opponents. We won school boards, city councils, and port commissioner seats, ensuring pro-immigrant leadership that represents us and …

JOIN US: Women of Color Rise: It’s Our Time

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Join us for a virtual event and fundraiser form women of color running for office in Washington State! Where: Virtual – Via Zoom and Facebook liveWhen: Thursday, July 22nd 7 PM-8 PM When we elect leaders from our community, we elect people who put US first. For too long our elected officials have attempted to speak for us or put …

OneAmerica Votes Announces First Round of 2021 Endorsements

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We know that when we elect leaders from our community, we elect people who put US first. It’s our time, a time to take big steps towards childcare for all and a healthy recovery from COVID-19. It’s time to make our home a place with a thriving, inclusive democracy that welcomes immigrants and invests in communities. To do that, we …

OneAmerica Votes Lifts a Rising Immigrant Electorate, Pointing the Way Towards a Just and Humane Future in DC and Washington State

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WASHINGTON STATE WINS OneAmerica Votes is reshaping our state’s representation, lifting endorsed candidates of color and allies to leadership. In 2020 OAV focused on endorsing and electing a diverse slate of candidates who have shown their commitment to expanding immigrant and refugee rights, legislating for an equitable state budget that fully funds prek-12 education and gives immigrant families the resources …

CAPE Swoops in to Remind Candidates: Invest in Washington

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With so much at stake in this year’s election, it’s important to not overlook the obvious: who we elect will be responsible for guiding our nation and our state out of our economic crisis. There are three critical data points to remember: We’re living through the deepest recession since the Second World War. Nearly half (48 percent) of households with …

OneAmerica Votes Endorses Ballot Measures that will Ensure a More Equitable Washington State

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At OneAmerica Votes we envision a Washington state where our leaders reflect our communities, where everyone can thrive, where we all have what we need to stay healthy and safe, and where our policies reflect the needs of the community. That is why we support the following ballot measures which we believe will further our vision of a more equitable …

Join Us on September 16: OneAmerica Votes Public Meeting / Reunión Pública / Kulanka Dadweynaha

Magaly Smith Uncategorized

United, we have the power to rise up and create a Washington state that values our immigrant neighbors and an education system that better reflects and addresses the needs of their community. We must hold our elected leaders, and ourselves, accountable to meaningful action that will uphold the dignity of immigrant communities. In this time of the pandemic, Congress has …

OneAmerica Votes Announces 2020 Endorsements

Magaly Smith Uncategorized

Democracy is at its best when immigrants, refugees and people of color are engaged and represented by people that come from our communities and act in our interests. There is a lot at stake this election season. We must mobilize and vote to elect people like us, leaders of color and allies committed to co-governance, to serve at all levels …