Washington Voting Rights Act passes legislature

Previous attempts at passing a Washington Voting Rights Act would stall in the Senate.
Mar 5, 2018

Will this be the year that Washington state passes a Voting Rights Act?

Lawmakers hope to provide an easier way to get local councils and school boards to look more like the populations they serve.
Jan 30, 2018

Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Cherry Cayabyab

What does inclusive and just public engagement look like in King County, Seattle and Washington state? Ask Cherry Cayabyab.
Jun 28, 2016

Supreme Court rejects voting rights challenge: the Yakima connection

The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously rejected an effort from Texas to exclude non-citizens, non-voters and children from government representation.
Apr 4, 2016

Yakima to consider dropping Voting Rights Act appeal

The Yakima City Council may drop its appeal of a $1.8 million ruling against it in the federal Voting Rights Act lawsuit that reshaped its council majority.
Mar 17, 2016

Washington Voting Rights Act falters for fourth straight year

Last year, Yakima lost a federal court battle over whether its city council system suppressed representation of its significant Latino population.
Mar 9, 2016

Former Yakima mayor advocates for state Voting Rights Act

Micah Cawley was the mayor of Yakima when the city lost a federal suit accusing the city council election system of squeezing out Latino candidates.
Mar 2, 2016

Yakima council gets first Latina mayor; backs state Voting Rights Act

Avina Gutierrez, one of Yakima's first three Latina women to be elected to the city council, this week was promoted unanimously to mayor by her fellow council members.
Jan 8, 2016

Yakima set to elect first Latino city council member

Many of Yakima's Latino residents hope they'll finally have representation after a federal judge ordered new city council district elections.
May 29, 2015