Posted on Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:55

 As ballots arrived last week, OneAmerica Votes was already in the middle of a large get-out-the-vote effort focused on mobilizing immigrant and refugee voters across the state to make this a historic year of firsts in Washington.

"The demographics in Washington are changing,” Rich Stolz, CEO of OneAmerica Votes said, “Yet, this isn’t reflected in our elected leadership on city councils, school boards, and other elected offices. We work hard to strengthen our democracy by making it...

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2015 - 10:45

Across Washington, 2015 is shaping up to a historic year of firsts. Yakima and Seattle are both on the cusp of electing the first Latinas to the city council. In Kent, we have the opportunity to elect the first Sikh to office in our state. Tukwila and Bellevue voters have other opportunities to make history.

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The excitement is not just reserved for candidates. Across the Puget Sound region there are a number of exciting ballot...

Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 15:59

The primary election results are in (partially)!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared with you the historic nature of the 2015 elections, with the opportunity to elect the first Latina/o to the Seattle City Council, the first Latina/os to the Yakima City Council, the first Sikh candidate to elected office in Washington State, the first Indian American to the Bellevue City Council and the first African American Mayor of Tukwila. Well, last night did not disappoint.

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