OneAmerica Holds Washington State Legally Accountable for Full Civic Engagement for All

OneAmerica believes that our democracy and society are stronger when everyone is engaged in civic and democratic life and is able to have their voice heard, particularly those furthest from power who are closest to the solutions. Because immigrants across Washington stood up, our state has made incredible progress in becoming a welcoming place for immigrants and refugees. Sometimes that …

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 …

OneAmerica Joins Coalition of 8 Immigrants’ Rights Organizations in Lawsuit over the Trump Administration’s Unlawful Fee Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 21, 2020 Media Contacts:Robin EngleRobin@weareoneamerica.org(206) 452-8432 Seattle, WA – OneAmerica today announced it had joined a coalition of eight of the nation’s leading immigrants’ rights organizations in filing a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Chad Wolf, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Kenneth Cuccinelli over DHS’s new Fee Rule increasing application fees for immigration benefits, …

Governor Inslee with a a group of immigrant leaders in the Capitol

In a Hard Fought Win for Undocumented Communities, Governor Jay Inslee Commits to Atleast $40 Million in COVID-19 Relief

En español abajo August 10, 2020 As Congress continues to exclude undocumented communities and mixed-status families from federal COVID-19 relief, Washington state is stepping up for immigrants and ensuring no one is forgotten. As a result of ongoing efforts from the undocumented community, Governor Inslee has announced a $40 million Worker Relief Fund that will provide one-time cash assistance to …

Press Release: Yakima County Residents Hold Commission Accountable, File Suit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJULY 13, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: OneAmerica Media Contact Robin Engle Robin@weareoneamerica.org (206) 452-8432 Yakima, WA – Today, a group of Yakima County residents took a step to hold the Yakima County Commission legally accountable to respect the voting rights of the Latino community and all Yakima residents by taking them to court.  Read the complaint here. The plaintiffs, …

Eyes on the Prize in 2020: Don’t Forget About Local Elections

Varisha Khan ran for Redmond City Council in the fall of 2019. It was a tight race – after a recount and several days of ballot-chasing, Khan won her position on Redmond City Council by 66 votes, and was sworn into office on December 17th, 2019. In so doing, she made history as one of the first two Muslim women …