Posted on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 09:44

This post was written by OneAmerica Votes Policy Intern Adam Vance.

Since coming on board as an intern this summer at OneAmerica Votes (OAV), I’ve had the opportunity to sit in and participate in endorsement interviews with an impressive array of candidates running for office in Washington State.

I’ve learned that an endorsement is a BIG deal.

It’s not a small thing for OAV to throw its name and brand behind a candidate running for office.  The organization may be put...

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 09:00

A low voter turnout in the August legislative primaries has shown that getting out the vote in November will be the key deciding factor for many races. Primary turnout stood at a very low 31%, far below expectations and prior mid-term elections.

Estimates for general election turnout range from 60-65%, meaning the electorate will look far different in November.  This means turnout is now more important than ever, and the mobilization of immigrant and refugee voters and communities of...

Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 16:25

This summer, while most of us were watching the World Cup, OneAmerica Votes teamed up with the Alliance for Citizenship to remind Members of Congress here in Washington State that we won’t forget how Congress failed to pass immigration reform legislation this summer.

Together, we ran a series of radio ads demanding action and calling for accountability to immigrant and Latino voters in Washington’s 5th congressional district, home to Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who also...


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