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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

January 19, 2023

WCA NEWSLETTER — We’ve re-upped our Community Whip Count!

A whopping 17,000 of you used this tool last year, which led to 1,100 actions taken on our most important legislation at their most crucial moments.

So first, thank you. But second, LET’S DO IT AGAIN!

December 18, 2022

WCA NEWSLETTER—While legislative session hasn’t technically started, the chess moves already have. We’ve received the Senate and House Committee and Chair assignments. So here’s some highlights:

-Rep. Strom Peterson (D-21) will replace Rep. Gerry Pollet (D-46) on the House Housing Committee, which has major implications for housing and land use legislation.

-The House Local Government Committee also changed…

November 30, 2022

WCA NEWSLETTER — It’s already time to game out your legislative session priorities.

If you’re new to The Tally, you should know this newsletter began as a way to bring grasstops leaders (read: you) closer to the sausage-making process that is crafting laws (read: #WALeg).

We started…

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.