Our Thriving Home: OneAmerica Announces New Immigration Platform

Together, we can organize to build the power we need to transform our society – to create our thriving home. We are excited to announce our new immigration platform, Our Thriving Home. An opportunity for us all to re-energize ourselves in the fight for immigrant power and collective change. Watch a short video where our Executive Director Roxana Norouzi and …

NEW REPORT: Creating Quality Jobs for All In Washington’s Tech Sector

WELCOME TO THE NORTHWEST PAPERS #2: Creating Quality Jobs for All in Washington’s Tech Sector With support from the Northwest Area Foundation, OneAmerica is publishing a series of papers titled the Northwest Papers, which focus on three interconnected problems in Washington state: rising economic instability, the decline of quality jobs, and the persistent reproduction of inequality in our institutions. In …

Celebrating Bilingualism | Celebramos | Dabaaldega

On Thursday, December 13th 2018, OneAmerica held an event highlighting our Speak Your Language Campaign supporting English Learners, Celebrating Bilingualism and announcing the release of our report “Celebrating the Power of Bilingualism.” The event was attended by nearly 100 supporters, including OneAmerica parent leaders and Community Language Organizers, the English Language Learner Work Group, elected officials, and educators and district …

Remembering David Ayala

Dear Friends and Members of the OneAmerica Family: We learned early this morning that our dear friend and former Organizing Director, David Ayala passed away after a lengthy fight with pancreatic cancer. David will be missed in so many ways.  We will dearly remember his enthusiasm, his infectious energy, his heart, his ability to motivate, his deep sense of strategy, …

King County Inquest Process Reforms are Positive Steps Towards Police Accountability and Justice

King County Executive Dow Constantine recently introduced positive reforms to the inquest process that addresses how investigations of the death of an community member at the hands of law enforcement are conducted. “On behalf of our members throughout King County, OneAmerica strongly supports the positive steps taken by the King County Executive to strengthen accountability and sensitivity to the needs …

OneAmerica Partners with SeaTac Airport to Promote Citizenship

By Sarah Sumadi It’s often while anxiously waiting in line at U.S. ports of entry that legal permanent residents first think about applying for citizenship. Returning to the United States after a trip abroad is especially stressful, because re-entry isn’t guaranteed. Immigration officials inspect residents’ green cards while reviewing their full background file and questioning them about their travel, and …

A New Campaign Takes Aim at a “Second Wall” for Immigrants and their Families

OneAmerica joins the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and others to launch the Campaign to Tear Down the Second Wall and to relaunch Naturalize NOW Campaign. These efforts take a stand against recent anti-immigrant actions taken by the Trump Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to protect and build power for the immigrant community. OneAmerica …