Join our May Monthly Meeting on May 25

Join us for our *special* May Monthly Meeting on May 25 from 6-8pm virtually on Zoom, as we launch our vision for the future of immigrant and refugee rights movement in WA. At this monthly meeting, we will: Launch our vision of our immigrant rights movement in Washington State for 2022 and beyond Share stories about our past wins, to identify …

Join Us: OneAmerica’s Movement Family Reunion on June 9

Our virtual program will stream live on June 9th at 6pm at weareoneamerica.org/celebration! Join the OneAmerica Movement Family Reunion on June 9th as we reflect on the past, make new memories and look to the future! Join us virtually for our annual celebration! We will reunite to celebrate and to launch our powerbuilding work into its third decade. OneAmerica is …

Where Are They Now?: Catching Up With OneAmerica Family Members Through the Years

Lucia Vasquez-Martinez Years involved at OneAmerica: 15 years Role(s) at OneAmerica: Volunteer in Wenatchee, Yakima, and Seattle; temporary organizer in Spokane Current Position: Field Director at SEIU 775 How did OneAmerica shape you? OneAmerica sparked my involvement in organizing and social change. I was young 18 year old in Wenatchee when I first met Pramila, David, Maha, and other leaders …

The Impact of 9/11: OneAmerica Reflects on the Past 20 Years

20 years ago today, a disaster changed the trajectory of life in our country. It was a tragedy for those who lost their lives, and it catapulted our nation to adapt a new and problematic view of immigration and foreign policy.   The rise of islamophobia, racially targeted surveillance, watch lists and other policy changes fueled hate in our nation and a distorted view of all immigrants. Our immigrant communities had …

Victory: Yakima County Latino Leaders Achieve Historic Settlement with Board of Commissioners

no longer violate Latino voters’ rights. The Commission agreed to a court-ordered change under the Washington Voting Rights Act in response to a lawsuit brought by four Yakima County voters and OneAmerica. The settlement comes after years of Latino organizing for representation in the face of election systems that suppress Latino votes in Yakima County. The plaintiffs are represented by the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Washington-based law firm MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless.

Announcing OneAmerica’s New Executive Director: Roxana Norouzi

Effective today, we are excited to announce Roxana Norouzi as our next Executive Director! Our online event to celebrate Roxana’s new role, hear her vision for the future of OneAmerica, and share your own with OneAmerica supporters like you took place on June 8th. If you missed it, you can watch the video recording below! Roxana Norouzi is the child …

Washington State Electeds Send Letter to Congressional Delegation Urging Them to Take Swift Action to Pass Immigration Relief

May 12, 2021 We are entering a new chapter in our democracy and a critical opportunity to stand up for immigrant communities everywhere. Today, the Senate is holding a hearing on essential workers, highlighting the importance and need for immigration reform now. On the heels of this, and in collaboration with OneAmerica, 38 Washington State Electeds sent a letter to …

2021 Legislative Wins for Immigrant Communities in Washington State

After the last four years of anti-immigrant attacks, voters and people like us became a rising tide that lifted new, pro-immigrant elected leaders to office at the state level. In building our power, our sister organization, OneAmerica Votes, focused on endorsing and electing a diverse slate of candidates who have shown their commitment to expanding immigrant and refugee rights, legislating …

We Stand in Solidarity with the Asian-American Community #StopAsianHate

A Message from our Executive Director, Rich Stolz When I first heard about the mass shooting in Atlanta, I couldn’t help but wonder why the pandemic hadn’t slowed the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America.   And then I learned about the victims.  Eight killed altogether, six of them Asian women, all of them in or around massage parlors.  This …