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.

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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Three Asian American people smile in front of the WA State Capitol Building

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

July 1, 2021

WCA NEWSLETTER — We’re just over two months past sine die and six months away from the 2022 session, so it’s as good a time as any to think through what—more precisely, who—is holding our state back from real progress.

June 15, 2021

THE STRANGER — In our nation’s first elections, only 6% of the public—property-owning white men—were eligible to vote. Just as we’ve recognized the need to expand who votes in our democracy, we also need to address how we vote. In the “either/or” electoral system we’ve inherited, voters are limited to just one choice, and, too often, candidates win despite a majority of voters choosing someone else.

May 19, 2021

WCA NEWSLETTER — Drumroll…. The WCA 2021 Legislative Session Awards are HERE! This legislative session was incredible, with some of the biggest progressive wins EVER in Washington State history. We saw the power of leaders of color in elected office, working alongside community to make change.

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.