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Communities of color building the future of Washington State

Washington Community Alliance is a statewide coalition of organizations led by and working in communities of color.

We organize to close the representation gap for people of color in elected office, and to make the systemic changes we need for Black and Brown communities to share in the prosperity all of us build.

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We got Washington counted.

Now we’re making sure everyone counts.

Our work

We launched an unprecedented relational organizing campaign to ensure historically undercounted communities were counted in the 2020 Census. Now, our statewide coalition is working to make Washington State a true, representative multiracial democracy where everyone counts.

Our 2024 legislative priorities
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Strong statewide coalition

By joining together, we harness the power of each of our communities to fight for all of our communities.

Leadership development

We support our community organizations and trusted messengers, so they can take the lead in creating change for their community.

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Capacity building

We’re building a hub for research, tools, and resources for our organizations to grow their work and get their new projects off the ground.

Policy advocacy and systems change

We fight for lasting policy change in our political and economic system that prioritizes working class communities of color.

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Political power and representation

We support leaders of color and organize to close the representation gap at every level of government in Washington State.

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Featured stories

February 11, 2024

THE URBANIST — Voter turnout for the November 2023 election was the lowest on record for a general election in Washington State history, according to a Seattle Times analysis of election data from the Secretary of State’s Office. Division and distrust have permeated our democracy and low turnout is the result…

January 17, 2024

WCA NEWSLETTER — As the year comes to an end we wanted to get you all prepped for a fast-paced, fully-packed, questionably-calendared short legislative session beginning on Monday, January 8th.

First off, we have relaunched our Community Whip Count…

October 12, 2023

WCA WHITE PAPER—In recent weeks, you may have seen troubling national headlines such as “Child poverty more than doubles — a year after hitting record low, Census data shows” and “Poverty Rate Soared in 2022 as Aid Ended and Prices Rose”.

Now, we can show you what’s happening specifically with poverty in Washington…