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 …

OneAmerica Joins Community Organizations in Sending Open Letter Urging MLK County Labor Council to Expel Seattle Police Officers Guild from Council

UPDATE 6/19/2020: On June 17, 2020 Martin Luther King Labor Council voted to expel the Seattle Police Officers Guild from it’s ranks. Thank you to the Labor Council for listening to Black communities and taking a step in the right direction for systemic change. Read more about this decision here. On Tuesday June 16, OneAmerica joined community organizations in sending …

Inscríbase aquí: OneAmerica Instituto 2020 – Impulsando & Creando Poder

Nuestras comunidades enfrentan tantos desafíos. Desafíos que sólo pueden ser resueltos cuando NOSOTROS empecemos a tener más Poder. OneAmerica quiere llevarlo a ese punto, a través del Instituto 2020 – Impulsando & Creando Poder que se llevará a cabo en línea.  Le invitamos a que revise las increíbles oportunidades que queremos ofrecerle, están detalladas más adelante. Le pido por favor …

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OneAmerica Sends Letter to Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council in Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement Demands

On June 10, 2020, OneAmerica sent a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle City Councilmembers standing in solidarity with Seattle’s Black and Black immigrant community. Read the full letter below. June 10, 2020 To Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle City Councilmembers, OneAmerica writes to affirm our solidarity with Seattle’s Black and Black immigrant community.   Specifically, we call on the …

OneAmerica Stands with Black Lives

Our liberation is tied to one another. When Black communities suffer – we all suffer. In a country built by white supremacy, racism and anti-blackness, we have hit another tipping point in history. We have witnessed the death of one too many Black men and women at the hands of those meant to protect us. We can no longer wait …

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Join us: OneAmerica Power Building Institute 2020 (virtual) / Inscríbase: OneAmerica Instituto 2020 – Impulsando & Creando Poder

Para español haga clic aqui. There are so many challenges facing our communities.  Challenges that will only be solved when WE become more powerful.  OneAmerica’s 2020 Online Power Building Institute can help take you there.  The institute is a series of trainings focused on 4 areas: Team and Power-Building, Political Education, Issue Campaigns, and Electoral Campaigns. Check out the amazing …

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Letter: Philanthropic and Community Based Organizations Join Call to Support Immigrants and Refugees in Washington State

Washington’s philanthropic and community based organizations have come together to request that Governor Inslee take immediate steps to protect and support immigrant and refugee Washingtonians amid the COVID-19 public health crisis. They submitted the following letter to Governor Inslee on May 4, 2020. Dear Governor Inslee: Thank you for your leadership in addressing the novel coronavirus pandemic in Washington State, …