Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 15:47

A week ago today, the elections happened. Months before that, OneAmerica Votes members began calling and knocking on the doors of voters, interviewing candidates and analyzing the issues to ensure that immigrant and refugee voters were energized and informed about the upcoming elections. 

While much of the story of the election has focused on low turnout, in some key races the voters OneAmerica Votes targeted turned out at much higher rates than similar voters. Here are some...

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:58

As we’ve mentioned before this election season, OneAmerica Votes is excited about the high-caliber leaders who have decided to run for public office this year. Three of these incredible leaders are Pramila Jayapal, Shari Song and Monica Stonier, three women of color—two of them immigrants—who are committed to justice. Below we’ve summarized why we’re so excited to elect (or in the case of Monica, re-elect) these champions for immigrant and refugee communities:

Pramila Jayapal (37th...

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 09:50

A cool January evening this year nearly ended in disaster for Juan Andrés Macedo, 17, who was pulled over and arrested by Customs and Border Patrol in Blaine, WA, near the border with Canada.  He was detained for almost three weeks until Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA, 1st District), interceded on Macedo’s behalf.

Macedo’s story begins like many in northern Washington detailed in a report released by our sister organization, OneAmerica, in 2012. As a border state, Washington residents are...


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