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.

Our 2022 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

April 26, 2022

WCA NEWSLETTER — Sure, April showers bring May flowers but it brings lots of events, too! Watch Washington for Black Lives’ town hall, learn about I-1929, union news in Washington, and 2022 May Day events.

In the US, May Day was officially made a national holiday after the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, where police violently attacked labor protesters who were on strike to secure a maximum-8-hour work day…

May 26, 2022

WCA NEWSLETTER — Given the high community spread in most of Washington, we advise you take reasonable precautions like avoiding crowded places when possible, and wearing masks (N95s if you can!) in indoor areas with people and/or in places of poor air ventilation…

Long COVID” is a term used to describe the experience of COVID-19 after-effects where often severe symptoms last months or years. It’s estimated to affect one in three people who contract COVID

Feb. 11, 2022

WCA NEWSLETTER — 1) Our political ecosystem lacks a diversity of voices behind the scenes.  2) Legislators want to win reelection 3) The voters legislators prioritize tend to be the same old “high propensity” voters…The Legislature lacks any sort of rigorous polling, message testing, or feedback loops with constituents. Even worse, polling tends to be riddled with statistical errors and outdated practices. Legislators are nonetheless briefed on these unreliable polling results…

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.