Communities of color building the future of Washington State

Washington Community Alliance is a statewide coalition of organizations and tribes 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.

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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.

Strong statewide coalition

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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 21, 2021

TRI-CITY HERALD — Advocates say it empowers voters and results in more equitable representation. Critics say it’s confusing and costly to implement. Ranked choice voting, in which voters rank candidates by preference, has gained momentum.

February 1, 2021

WCA NEWSLETTER — The first few weeks of session are a crucial time to be reaching out to legislators. Things are still taking shape and community voice has an opportunity to set the stakes before legislators get stuck in their positions.

January 22, 2021

WCA NEWSLETTER — We put together a quick overview on how a bill becomes a law because the legislative session is complicated. But it doesn’t have to be.

Our members

Over 90 organizations and tribes, led by and working in communities of color, came together from across Washington State to form Washington Community Alliance.