2018 Legislative Preview

Join us as the top leadership from both sides of the aisle of the Washington State Legislature take an in-depth look at the top priorities for the upcoming session and what impact they have on individuals and communities. Legislators Rep. Dan Kristiansen (R-39th District) Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-34th District) Sen. Mark Schoesler (R-9th District) Additional panelist TBA Moderators […]
Nov 27, 2017
Community members greeted Leschi Elementary students with high fives to congratulate them on completing the first week of the school year. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Parents tell lawmakers how school cultural gap can hurt kids

Parents went to Olympia to back bills for cultural competency training, recruitment of teachers of color and other measures meant to close opportunity gap.
Feb 2, 2016

Racial equity report card gives Washington lawmakers a C+

The Washington Community Action Network followed 34 bills last legislative session in its racial equity report card.
Dec 23, 2015
The wall of old signs inside of Thompson Signs' warehouse serves as a visual reminder of the mostly white, male political candidates in the northwest. (Photo by Lucas Anderson / UW Election Eye)

Candidates address startling dearth of diversity in State Legislature

Only 13 out of the total 147 state legislators in the state House and Senate are people of color. All 13 are democrats.
Aug 1, 2014
Immigrants and refugees gather on the steps of the State Capitol in February to lobby for education and other services. (Photo by Celina Kareiva)

How state budget cuts have hurt immigrants and refugees

Director of the Refugee Women's Alliance weighs in on how years of belt tightening has impacted her clients.
Mar 13, 2014

Immigrants travel across Washington to lobby Olympia

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.
Feb 7, 2013

Monday is Muslim Day at the Capitol

For the past few years, Muslims in the state of Washington have been going to Olympia on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to celebrate the memory of one of the nation’s greatest advocates for civil rights and human dignity. The event has been a great success, drawing several hundred Muslims from all over the state […]
Jan 14, 2012