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 …

What Do 20 Years of Immigrant Power Look Like?

20 years feels like a long time. So much has happened since 2001: both extraordinary wins and tragic losses.  On September 30th, we turned towards the good. We turned towards the successes. We turned toward our own community power.  Missed the event? Never fear! You can watch the event on YouTube. We celebrated our wins: the Washington DREAM Act to expand college access to …

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.

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 Abdullahi Jama – A Legacy for Justice

The OneAmerica Family was devastated to hear of the recent loss of Abdullahi Jama. Abdullahi was one of the founders of OneAmerica (then Hate Free Zone) and was a pillar of strength, integrity and justice for the organization and community at large. In life, Abdullahi was wise and thoughtful, optimistic and generous, passionate and humble. He was also brilliant. Through …

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 …