Looking Ahead to November 3: Vote and Make Sure it’s Counted.

The most important thing any of us can do in the 2020 general election is to vote.   If you haven’t registered to vote yet, and you can register to vote (you’re a US citizen), there’s still time to register in person on Election Day.  Same-day voter registration is possible in person during business hours and any time before 8:00 p.m. …

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 …

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, …