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, …

The story of 2018? Immigrants and refugees organize to defend our families and advance democracy at the ballot box

Dujie Tahat Uncategorized

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. At stake are congressional …

Women of Color & Allies for Women of Color Candidates

Dujie Tahat Uncategorized

In just a few weeks, we’re hosting a Women of Color and Allies of Women of Color fundraiser headlined by OneAmerica’s founder Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. What: Women of Color and Allies for Women of Color candidates fundraiser Where: The Riveter, 1517 12t Ave, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98122 When: Saturday, June 23, 7pm Who: You! RSVP by ordering your tickets, …

OneAmerica Votes endorses Hira Singh Bhullar for Kent City Council

Dujie Tahat Uncategorized

The City of Kent is one of the largest in Washington State, and the city is growing increasingly diverse.  OneAmerica Votes believes it’s vital for the Kent City Council to be representative of the immigrant and refugee communities and communities of color that call Kent home.  That’s just one reason why we’ve endorsed Hira Singh Bhullar to fill the open seat on the City Council following the resignation of Tina Budell. Of …

Washington Voting Rights Act a New Dawn for Democracy

Pavan Vangipuram Uncategorized

With the recent signing of the Washington Voting Rights Act, Democracy in Washington is about to get a lot more vibrant! This month, Governor Inslee signed the Washington Voting Rights Act into law, ushering in a new era for democracy in Washington State! For years, communities across Washington have had to live under unfair voting systems that leave many voices …

2017 Election Endorsements

Pavan Vangipuram Uncategorized

Ballots will be arriving soon in mailboxes across Washington, and we have a fantastic opportunity this year to lift up voices from communities that are under attack from the Trump Administration. Though this year got off to a rough start, Washington communities banded together like never before – and now form the backbone of the resistance to Donald Trump’s harmful, …

Immigrant Candidates Shine in the August Primary Elections

Eric Shew Uncategorized

The current national political environment is… ugly.  But because of all that’s happened at the national level, a new generation of leaders is emerging in immigrant and refugee communities and running for office.  The August 1st Primary Elections in Washington State point to a better future, one where candidates who represent long-marginalized communities are ready to fight for a more …

OneAmerica Votes Endorses Teresa Mosqueda for Seattle City Council, Position 8

Pavan Vangipuram Uncategorized

OneAmerica Votes stands with Teresa Mosqueda for Seattle City Council Position 8, because throughout her career Mosqueda has been a fighter for immigrants, refugees, workers and people of color.  A skilled advocate and coalition-builder, Teresa has been at the forefront of important victories for working families, including the statewide ballot measure passed last year that raised the minimum wage and …

OneAmerica Votes Endorses Satwinder Kaur for Kent City Council, Position 2

Pavan Vangipuram Uncategorized

OneAmerica Votes strongly endorses Satwinder Kaur for Kent City Council Position 2.  A powerful and tireless advocate, Kaur has demonstrated her commitment to the diverse residents and neighborhoods of Kent while remaining grounded in a Sikh faith tradition that values service, equity and resilience.  Kaur brings a strong working knowledge of Kent’s government and a deep personal understanding of the …