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 …

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

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 our movement family with our people at the heart and center of how …

2022 Legislative Session Wrap-Up: Immigrants win Language Access Supports and Refugee Resettlement Funding

For the past 20 years, immigrant leaders and supporters like you have built OneAmerica to own and tell our own narratives, grow a larger immigrant political voice, organize for more immigrants in our democracy and advocate for lasting change and power for our communities.  This year was no different. With your help and our immigrant leaders, we advocated this legislative session …

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 …

OneAmerica’s 2022 Legislative Agenda

UPDATES AS OF 2/16/2022: Click below to read the latest legislative update for a status of our bills! For the past 20 years, immigrant leaders have built OneAmerica to own and tell our own narratives, grow a larger immigrant political voice, to organize for more immigrants in our democracy and advocate for lasting change and power for our communities. 2022 …

Public Charge: New Updates and Take Action before Oct 20

In this blog post written by OneAmerica Leader Neha Gupta, read about what Public Charge is and how you can take action today. WHAT IS PUBLIC CHARGE? “Public Charge” is a term that’s become commonplace in conversations about immigration over the past 100 years, but the idea is often misinterpreted. It refers to individuals who might look to the government …

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 …