Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaking at a worker protest against Amazon in Shakopee, Minnesota on Dec. 14, 2018. (Photo by Fibonacci Blue via Flickr)

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar to headline CAIR-WA Ramadan fundraiser

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has gained a high national profile in the past few months, as one of the first two American Muslim women elected to Congress.
May 21, 2019

Sarah Smith’s Democratic insurgent campaign aims for upset in Congressional race

Sarah Smith is challenging fellow Democrat, U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (WA-9), as part of a national push for more progressive candidates in the Democratic party.
Oct 22, 2018

CD10 Candidate Forum and Straw Poll

Join Counted for our first official event! We’re kicking things off with a candidate forum and straw poll for Washington’s 10th Congressional District. Our straw poll will be a little different—participants will have three ballots each. One will be a traditional choose-one ballot, like those currently used in elections around the state. Another will be […]
Jun 19, 2018

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
A protestor climbed a light pole outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma on Monday and hung and unfurled a sign reading "You are not alone" in Spanish to the detainees inside. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

Jayapal and Smith push bill to end immigration’s private prisons

The bill also would increase the burden of proof before immigration authorities can detain people, and heighten accountability at detention centers.
Oct 23, 2017

Trump-endorsed RAISE Act would hurt economy — and immigrant families

Seattle immigration attorney Tahmina Watson analyzes the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE Act).
Aug 7, 2017

Congressional candidate Wineberry files police complaint after feeling threatened at traffic stop

Jesse Wineberry, who is black, also says the Seattle Times misconstrued his statements about race. The newspaper agreed, correcting the editorial this week.
Jul 29, 2016

Pramila Jayapal enters Congressional race for Jim McDermott’s seat

State Sen. Pramila Jayapal joins fellow Democrats Joe McDermott, a King County Councilmember, and State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw in the 7th District race.
Jan 22, 2016

U.S. House votes to suspend Syrian refugee program, step up screening

The Republican-backed legislation would suspend Obama's program to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees next year and intensify screening measures for refugees from Syria and Iraq.
Nov 19, 2015