Communities across Washington last year celebrated breaking down historic barriers to gain representation on city councils across the state. In Yakima, residents celebrated the election of the first three Latinas to the city council — Dulce Gutiérrez (District 1), Avina Gutiérrez (District 2) and Carmen Méndez (District 3). In Seattle, Lorena González, the past board president of OneAmerica Votes and an early endorsee of the organization, became the first Latina (along with newly-elected...
Our response to the anti-immigrant backlash evident in the House of Representatives? Let’s send a champion of immigrant, refugee and human rights to Congress.
OneAmerica Votes endorses Washington State Senator and OneAmerica and OAV Founder Pramila Jayapal for the 7th Congressional District. If elected, Senator Jayapal would replace US Representative Jim McDermott, who announced his retirement in early January.
Following on our work in historic elections last November that...
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...
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