2018 Midterm Elections: People Like Us Claim Our Power

Allison Carney Uncategorized

With OneAmerica Votes leading the way, people like us are creating a movement to claim our power at the ballot at the local, state, and federal level. We knocked on 9,800 doors. We made 8,700 calls. We registered 1,200 voters. We elected 22 out of 29 OAV-endorsed candidates. Victories for OAV-endorsed people like us – pro-immigrant, progressive legislators like Debra Entenman, …

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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’ …

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 …

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 …