The most diverse race in state history is for… Lieutenant Governor?
by John Stang
This year’s lieutenant governor race has attracted the most demographically diverse statewide pool of candidates in Washington.
May 18, 2016
Candidates address startling dearth of diversity in State Legislature
by Annie Kucklick
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
Immigrant farm workers at center of GMO food-labeling debate
by Ashley Stewart
Some of the people with the most at stake in the I-522 debate won’t be able to vote on it either way.
Nov 3, 2013
What Washington should know about GMO’s
by Rebecca Randall
This fall we get to vote on an initiative that requires labeling of genetically modified foods. But it may not be an obvious choice.
Jul 3, 2013
A Globalist guide to Election Day
by Alex Stonehill
They already did it this year in Egypt. And they did it in Burma, and in Mexico. Now it’s our turn. Yep, it’s finally election day (ewww, what did you think I was talking about?). If you didn’t vote yet…well, who am I kidding? Of course you did. If not you’re probably in a suburban […]
Nov 6, 2012
You might be a socialist if… An interview with Kshama Sawant
by Sarah Stuteville
Update: Sawant lost the below-mentioned election for State Legislature, but she just won a seat on the Seattle City Council. To the best of our knowledge, everything else she said in this interview from last year is still true. Kshama Sawant is a pretty cool lady. She’s a socialist who won the opportunity to challenge […]
Oct 30, 2012
New OneAmerica director aims to boost immigrant voter participation
by Sara McCaslin
In the past six months alone, big things have started happening for the immigrant community is Seattle. President Obama announced a new deportation deferment policy for undocumented young adults. The Seattle City Council created the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and a new Washington State Voting Rights Act could significantly increase voting participation among immigrant […]
Oct 9, 2012
Mood at Seattle debate hints that Washington will deliver world’s first pro-gay marriage vote
by Sara McCaslin
Washington State could be one of the first places in the world to legalize gay marriage by ballot this November. Currently there are only 10 countries that have legalized or recognized gay marriages, but all have done so through parliaments and governmental bodies. Maryland, Maine and Minnesota are also voting on the issue that would move […]
Oct 3, 2012