Recent Developments in Federal Immigration Policy Underscore the Importance of the 2018 Elections for Immigrants and Refugees in Washington State

Robin Engle Uncategorized

In the last 24 hours, there were two major developments in immigration policy.  Yesterday a federal district court in California blocked implementation of the Trump administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status for legal immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan as the lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security challenging the termination, Ramos v. Nielsen, is being litigated. Temporary Protected …

Tanisha Harris for State Representative in the 17th Legislative District, Position 1

Robin Engle Uncategorized

OneAmerica Votes proudly endorses Tanisha Harris to Represent the 17th Legislative District in Clark County, Washington.  Harris is one of an impressive slate of women of color running for the state legislature in 2018. Harris was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington. After graduating from Evergreen High School, Tanisha attended Clark College and Washington State University-Vancouver, earning an Associate’s Degree …

Kristine Reeves for Representative in the 30th Legislative District

Robin Engle Uncategorized

Earlier this summer, OneAmerica Votes proudly endorsed Kristine Reeves for re-election as State Representative for Washington’s 30th Legislative District, which covers much of Federal Way. When not in the legislature, Kristine currently serves as the Director of Economic Development for the Military and Defense sector for the state of Washington, focusing on the public and private elements of economic development …

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Vote for Climate Justice This November

Dujie Tahat Uncategorized

by Ake Kankirawatana Washingtonians everywhere should care about the serious threat that pollution poses to the health and wellbeing of our communities. Initiative 1631 is a broad and inclusive proposal to invest in clean air and clean energy in Washington State while reducing our reliance on polluting fossil fuels. Making sure our communities have a safe, clean environment is crucial …

Taking Stock of Democratic Members of Congress Representing Washington State

Robin Engle Uncategorized

In the 2018 mid-term elections, all US Representatives will be up for election, including Washington State’s ten Members of Congress.  This post summarizes the positions taken by the Democratic Representatives serving Washington State. With respect to the current crisis of family separation at the southern border, all of the Democratic representatives listed below signed Rep. Jayapal’s letter to limit DHS’ …

OneAmerica Votes Endorses My-Linh Thai for State Rep., 41st Legislative District

Robin Engle Uncategorized

OneAmerica Votes endorses My-Linh Thai for State Representative in the 41st Legislative District, Position 2.  Ms. Thai currently serves on the Bellevue School Board, where she made racial and social equity her focus.  She was inspired to the run for Representative in part to allow her to do more to advocate for her constituents, including immigrant and refugee communities.  A …

Washington’s 2018 US Senate Race – A Democratic Incumbent vs. the Party of Trump?

Robin Engle Uncategorized

There are an extraordinarily large number of candidates vying to contest the re-election of Senator Maria Cantwell this November.  In this blog post, we review Senator Cantwell’s record on immigration, and review the positions taken by the most likely Republican Candidate, Susan Hutchison. Senator Maria Cantwell   Senator Maria Cantwell has been largely aligned with the positions taken by OneAmerica on …

Immigration Spotlight on Congress: Assessing Republican Representatives

Dujie Tahat Uncategorized

Immigration policy has been at the forefront of the national policy debate in Congress, and Washington’s Members of Congress have played important roles.  This article summarizes positions taken by our Republican Members of Congress facing re-election this year.  Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (Third Congressional District) Rep. Herrera Beutler states on her official website that, “my first and most important job …

Four Races to Watch in the August Primary

Dujie Tahat Uncategorized

Earlier this summer, OneAmerica Votes announced our endorsements in advance of the 2018 primary elections coming up on August 7th.  Here are profiles of four highly qualified candidates endorsed by OneAmerica Votes! Dr. Shannon Hader, 8th Congressional District. Hader was born and raised in Auburn, WA and was the first person in her family to graduate from a four-year university.  Most recently she …

The Muslim Committee endorses Senator Manka Dhingra for the 45th Legislative District

Dujie Tahat Uncategorized

The Muslim Committee of the OneAmerica Votes Justice Fund proudly endorses Senator Manka Dhingra for re-election to the 45th Legislative District. One year ago, Dhingra was running for election for the first time in the special election for Senate in the 45th Legislative District.  Her election last fall gave Democrats a majority in the State Senate, opening the door to a number of significant legislative breakthroughs, …