OneAmerica Votes is excited to announce our slate of pro-immigrant candidates for the 2023 Washington State General Election! We believe these candidates will work with us towards our vision of a thriving home – a place where immigrants and refugees are equal, valued and loved. View a list of our full slate below!
Last year, we saw historic wins for BIPOC, immigrant, and LGBTQ candidates. Now is the time to hold them to their promises and get progressive, pro-democracy legislation passed! We have two URGENT action alerts for you: expanding unemployment benefits to ALL workers, regardless of citizenship status, and strengthening our voting rights.
Saturday evening, we received some incredible news out of southwest Washington. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, a pro-immigrant candidate endorsed by OneAmerica Votes, claimed victory over her far-right opponent, ending 12 years of Republican control of Washington’s third congressional district. Major pollster Five Thirty Eight gave us a 2% chance of winning this seat.
Our endorsed candidates won BIG in the primaries. As of August 11th, 25/26 of our candidates are moving on to the general election (full list below)!! As a testament to how our votes make a difference, Senate endorsee Satwinder Kaur (Legislative District 47) is neck and neck with Democrat Claudia Kauffman, so we’ll have to wait until all ballots are counted.
Our vision is for a thriving home, a place where immigrants and refugees are equal, valued and loved. To get there, we need people like us and legislative champions represented everywhere decisions for our communities are made. We’ve made so much progress in the last 10 years, electing record numbers of pro-immigrant community leaders and leaders of color.
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.
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.
This election season is underway and primary ballots are being sent out across the state. Are you ready to vote? Make sure you’re registered and learn what’s on your ballot this summer by visiting the Vote Washington Website and entering your name and birthday. Don’t know where the closest ballot drop box is? Find it here!