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 …

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 …

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 …