Become a Virtual Fundraiser for OneAmerica!

Join us by supporting OneAmerica for GiveBIG 2020!  Thanks to a generous donor, the first $10,000 raised will be matched. Our campaign will be kicking off on April 24th and will last through May 6th (GiveBIG Day).   OneAmerica has had to pivot both our fundraising efforts and our work on the ground due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was already a critical year for immigrant and refugee communities.  Now …

COVID 19 (Coronavirus)- Resources for Immigrants / Recursos para Inmigrantes

We are living in an unprecedented and unpredictable cultural moment. We’ll only get through it by coming together. This moment calls on us to go all in for all of us. Our families and neighborhoods are stronger, safer and healthier when we come together and take care of each other in moments of crisis. We’ve compiled a list of resources in …

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 …

POSTPONED: 2020 OneAmerica Annual Celebration

Like you, we’ve been closely watching developments with coronavirus (COVID-19). This is an unprecedented time, and our hearts go out to everyone that’s been impacted by this pandemic, particularly those who’ve lost their lives and their loved ones who are now dealing with that loss. We also recognize the real harm this is causing to individuals, businesses and organizations as …

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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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OneAmerica and Campaign Legal Center File Washington Voting Rights Act Letter to the Yakima County Commission

OneAmerica, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Yakima County voters Evangelina “Bengie” Aguilar, Candy “Dulce” Gutierrez, Rogelio Montes, and Susan Soto Palmer submitted a letter to the Yakima County Commission on January 16, 2020, serving notice that the current system of electing candidates to the Yakima County Commission dilutes the votes of Latinos in Yakima County and denies the Latino community …

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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 …

Take the pledge to take action during the 2020 Legislative Session

Washington State’s Legislative Session begins on January 13th and with only 60 days, every action counts. Take the pledge today to contact your legislators throughout this year’s legislative session to ensure Washington leads the way in supporting and defending our immigrant communities. OneAmerica will be supporting these legislative bills this year: Passing Bilingual Education legislation to invest in and expand dual and heritage language programming …

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Immigrant Rights Organizations Condemn KOMO 4’s “Town Hall”

Seattle, WA (December 11, 2019)- To KOMO 4 News Director Bill Dallman: The undersigned organizations write to condemn KOMO 4’s plans for a town hall on December 12th, the framing of which furthers false and damaging stereotypes about people of color and immigrant/refugee communities. The invitation for KOMO 4’s event implies an association between immigrants and criminality that is both …