OneAmerica & Inauguration Day: The Immigration Fight Ahead

What an incredible day for immigrants, refugees, people of color and allies. In the last few days we realized three BIG steps forward that were made possible by Black, Latinx, AAPI & immigrant voters like you who raised our voices, organized, and then took that fight to the ballot box and chose change. We witnessed the inauguration of President Joe …

OPINION: COVID Vaccines for Rideshare Drivers Can Keep our Communities Safer

Author: Ahmed Mumin, Executive Director, Seattle Rideshare Drivers Association In 2019, Uber and Lyft drivers provided roughly 28 million rides (about 53 rides per minute) in the Puget Sound Area – 4 million more than in 2018. This continued growth reflected an increase in people choosing to get around the city without their own cars. And the growth is made …

REPORT: Recovery for Whom? Building a Future of Economic Stability, Quality Jobs & Equity

UPDATE JUNE 2021: The second report of the Northwest Papers – Creating Quality Jobs for All In Washington’s Tech Sector – has been released. Read the report here. WELCOME TO THE NORTHWEST PAPERS In this moment, because of the pandemic and resulting economic crisis, millions of us are facing delinquent mortgages, eviction, loss of employer-provided health insurance, lack of affordable …

Watch Recording of OneAmerica’s Annual Celebration: Our Rising Tide!

Did you miss our virtual Annual Celebration: Our Rising Tide? You can still watch here or below: weareoneamerica.org/celebration. It’s not too late to celebrate with us and hear the stories of powerful immigrant leaders, like Diana, who continue to raise their voices throughout this pandemic. For almost two decades, we have worked to ensure that immigrants and refugees have a …

Remembering and Honoring Community Organizer Rahwa Habte

As a long time organizer with OneAmerica, Rahwa Habte was a beloved part of our community. Many of us remember Rahwa behind a microphone pumping up the crowd fighting for immigration reform or welcoming us at Hidmo, a restaurant and music/art space she co-created as a place for liberation in Seattle. She put so much care into each of her …

2020 Legislative Wins for Immigrants in WA

March 12th was the end of Washington State’s legislative session and we have a lot to celebrate! Hundreds of OneAmerica leaders, allies and people like you made our voices heard in Olympia, and our legislators listened.  OneAmerica leaders headed down to Olympia on January 29th to speak with their legislators about issues that directly impact their communities. Read on to …

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Advocates Say the “Public Charge” Income Test Threatens to Scare Millions Away from Health, Housing and Nutrition Assistance

SEATTLE, Washington — On Monday, January 27, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to make it more difficult for low-income immigrants seeking to come to or trying to remain legally in the United States. The Protecting Immigrant Families – Washington coalition condemns the so-called “public charge” rule, which would effectively impose an income test on …

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Honoring & Remembering OneAmerica Leader Lisette Llerena

It is with heavy hearts that we share with you that on December 31st, a longtime OneAmerica leader and our dear friend Lisette Llerena passed away after a long battle with cancer. She passed surrounded by her family and friends, including members of the OneAmerica family of leaders and community members. Lisette’s contribution to OneAmerica cannot be overstated. She leaves …