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 …

Become A Fundraiser: Join OneAmerica’s Peer to Peer Campaign!

As we gear up for a federal immigration fight, we know that we can’t let this opportunity to create a just immigration system go to waste. Now is the time to create a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people who call this country home, and it can’t wait. We are putting together a Peer to Peer online …

We Stand in Solidarity with the Asian-American Community #StopAsianHate

A Message from our Executive Director, Rich Stolz When I first heard about the mass shooting in Atlanta, I couldn’t help but wonder why the pandemic hadn’t slowed the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America.   And then I learned about the victims.  Eight killed altogether, six of them Asian women, all of them in or around massage parlors.  This …

RELEASE: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fuels Immigrant-Led Advances in Early Learning as System Faces Threats from COVID-19 Impacts

Seattle, WA – Statewide immigrant rights organization OneAmerica has begun an immigrant-led project funded by W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to expand and shore up early learning systems by organizing parents and providers who have been deeply impacted by early learning and childcare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our early learning system is strained due to COVID-19 and a lack of …

OneAmerica & Inauguration Day: The Immigration Fight Ahead

What an incredible day for immigrants, refugees, people of color and allies. In the last few days we realized three BIG steps forward that were made possible by Black, Latinx, AAPI & immigrant voters like you who raised our voices, organized, and then took that fight to the ballot box and chose change. We witnessed the inauguration of President Joe …

OPINION: COVID Vaccines for Rideshare Drivers Can Keep our Communities Safer

Author: Ahmed Mumin, Executive Director, Seattle Rideshare Drivers Association In 2019, Uber and Lyft drivers provided roughly 28 million rides (about 53 rides per minute) in the Puget Sound Area – 4 million more than in 2018. This continued growth reflected an increase in people choosing to get around the city without their own cars. And the growth is made …