Immigrant activists left as early as 4 am to travel to Olympia in support of education and policy reform. Our youth reporters got up pretty early as well to cover the action.
Yesterday’s Immigrants Day at the Capitol drew around 400 people across the state for a day of lobbying with representatives.
The event, organized annually by the immigrant rights organization OneAmerica, drew the attention of legislators on issues like citizenship, education for English Language Learners, access to higher education and civic participation.
Seattle Globalist youth apprentices Quipachtli Martinez and Brooklyn Carlson interviewed event organizers, immigrants and activists about why this day is so important.