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 …

Victory: Yakima County Latino Leaders Achieve Historic Settlement with Board of Commissioners

no longer violate Latino voters’ rights. The Commission agreed to a court-ordered change under the Washington Voting Rights Act in response to a lawsuit brought by four Yakima County voters and OneAmerica. The settlement comes after years of Latino organizing for representation in the face of election systems that suppress Latino votes in Yakima County. The plaintiffs are represented by the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Washington-based law firm MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless.

NEW REPORT: Creating Quality Jobs for All In Washington’s Tech Sector

WELCOME TO THE NORTHWEST PAPERS #2: Creating Quality Jobs for All in Washington’s Tech Sector With support from the Northwest Area Foundation, OneAmerica is publishing a series of papers titled the Northwest Papers, which focus on three interconnected problems in Washington state: rising economic instability, the decline of quality jobs, and the persistent reproduction of inequality in our institutions. In …

Celebrating Abdullahi Jama – A Legacy for Justice

The OneAmerica Family was devastated to hear of the recent loss of Abdullahi Jama. Abdullahi was one of the founders of OneAmerica (then Hate Free Zone) and was a pillar of strength, integrity and justice for the organization and community at large. In life, Abdullahi was wise and thoughtful, optimistic and generous, passionate and humble. He was also brilliant. Through …

Announcing OneAmerica’s New Executive Director: Roxana Norouzi

Effective today, we are excited to announce Roxana Norouzi as our next Executive Director! Our online event to celebrate Roxana’s new role, hear her vision for the future of OneAmerica, and share your own with OneAmerica supporters like you took place on June 8th. If you missed it, you can watch the video recording below! Roxana Norouzi is the child …

Washington State Electeds Send Letter to Congressional Delegation Urging Them to Take Swift Action to Pass Immigration Relief

May 12, 2021 We are entering a new chapter in our democracy and a critical opportunity to stand up for immigrant communities everywhere. Today, the Senate is holding a hearing on essential workers, highlighting the importance and need for immigration reform now. On the heels of this, and in collaboration with OneAmerica, 38 Washington State Electeds sent a letter to …

2021 Legislative Wins for Immigrant Communities in Washington State

After the last four years of anti-immigrant attacks, voters and people like us became a rising tide that lifted new, pro-immigrant elected leaders to office at the state level. In building our power, our sister organization, OneAmerica Votes, focused on endorsing and electing a diverse slate of candidates who have shown their commitment to expanding immigrant and refugee rights, legislating …