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 (OAV) 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 …

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

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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

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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 …

OneAmerica Votes leaders mobilized and elected people like us.

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Leading up to the election, OneAmerica Votes (OAV) mobilized our communities to elect leaders like us into office. Leaders we knew would stand up for our values and be a voice for immigrant and refugee rights in Washington State. 208 OAV volunteers knocked on 7,500 doors, made 3,381 calls, texted 51,700 people, and held 5 ballot parties. After a hard fought election week, we are …

The People’s Presidential Forum – OAV Leader Reflects on Community and Power

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OneAmerica Votes Leaders, Juan Monje and Rudy Cureno, traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend The People’s Presidential Forum – a forum created by Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada Action (PLAN Action) and People’s Action. OAV is an affiliate of People’s Action, a national network of community organizing groups. Presidential candidates, including former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, …

Where OneAmerica Votes stands with I-1000 & I-976

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OneAmerica Votes endorses I-1000, the Affirmative Action and Diversity measure, brought to the ballot by Referendum 88.  OAV also recommends a no vote on Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976.  With I-1000, we have an opportunity to address historical and ongoing discrimination, ensuring that our public institutions are diverse and accessible for all by reinstating consideration of racial inequity in access to …

Realizing the Promise of Redistricting – Jorge Chacón for Wenatchee City Council

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When a federal district court ordered the City of Yakima to create a new election system on the federal Voting Rights Act, communities across Washington State took notice. The Cities of Pasco and Wenatchee went further than most, recognizing that their at-large election systems violated the voting rights of Latinx citizens by diluting their votes through racially polarized elections. Thanks …

OneAmerica Votes Announce their 2019 Candidate Endorsements

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Relentless attacks on immigrant and refugee communities under the Trump Administration are energizing a movement to create change at the ballot box in Washington State.  Immigrants, refugees, and people of color are stepping up to run for office at record levels, and in communities across Washington State, grassroots community members are looking ahead to this fall’s elections. We are proud to …