Citizenship Day

Melitina Florentina Quiroz and her husband Silviano have lived in the United States for several decades – Sliviano arrived in 1979, and his wife joined him in 1995. While in America they raised a large and loving family of 9 children, all of whom are now legal permanent residents or citizens. Not having naturalized, Melitina and Silviano were excluded from …

Climate Justice in Vancouver

One year ago, an oil train headed for Tacoma derailed and caught fire in Mosier, Oregon, spilling 47,000 gallons of volatile Bakken crude oil.  That event alerted the nation to the threat that the proposed Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Terminal – what would be the largest oil-by-rail refinery in the nation –poses to communities along the railroad.  But had those …

OneAmerica's 2017 Legislative Recap

In July, the Washington State legislature finally completed work on the State’s operating budget just in time to avoid a partial government shutdown. For months, grassroots community leaders called and wrote to their state representatives and traveled to Olympia to advocate in person for the issues that matter most to our community: an education system that works for all, access …