We got Washington counted.
Now we’re making sure everyone counts.
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.
Strong statewide coalition
By joining together, we harness the power of each of our communities to fight for all of our communities.
We support our community organizations and trusted messengers, so they can take the lead in creating change for their community.
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.
Political power and representation
We support leaders of color and organize to close the representation gap at every level of government in Washington State.
January 14, 2022
WCA NEWSLETTER — Now that you know our priority bills, we’ve set up a tool for transparency, accountability, and accessibility to the otherwise gatekeeping system that is the legislative process.
That is to say, there’s messaging, there’s background, there’s resources, there’s actions, always updated, all in one space for each. of. the. bills. Folks, we bring you (drum roll please), The Community Whip Count—and actions:
August 26, 2021
CROSSCUT — Margot Spindola has seen the city of Pasco change over time, becoming less white and increasingly Latino. What hasn’t changed as much, she said, is the whiteness of the area’s political representation, both at the state level and in Congress. Her advocacy is part of a push this year to ensure that communities of color are prioritized in the state’s once-a-decade political redistricting process, which is now well underway.
August 12, 2021
THE SEATTLE TIMES — We’re growing. We’re growing quickly. We’re growing more diverse. The Seattle region’s population boomed over the last 10 years, fueled by rapid growth in the Asian and Hispanic populations, according to new census data released Thursday. The region’s growth was among the fastest in the nation. By one measure, Washington, led by the booming Puget Sound region, grew more diverse more quickly than any other state in the nation. More than one-third of Washington is now non-white.
Over 90 organizations and tribes, led by and working in communities of color, came together from across Washington State to form Washington Community Alliance.
African Community Housing and Development
Amigos de Seattle
APIC – South Puget Sound
APIC – Spokane
APIC – Yakima
Asia Pacific Cultural Center
Community to Community
Congolese Integration Network
Eastside for All
El Centro de La Raza
Equal Rights Washington
Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle
Ethiopian Community in Seattle
Friends of the Black Lens / Carl Maxey Center
Federal Way Black Collective
Gambian Talents Promotion
Hazel Pete Institute of Chehalis Basketry
Health and Justice Recovery Alliance / Peer Navigator Training Program
Hispanic Business Professional Association
Hispanic Disability Support SWWA
I Did the Time
Iraqi Community Center of WA
Khmer Anti-deportation Advocacy Group (KhAAG)
Korean Community Service Center
La Casa Hogar
Latino Community Fund
Latinos Educational Training Institute
Latinos En Spokane
Latinx Unidos of South Sound
Living Well Kent Collaborative
More Equitable Democracy
Muslim Community and Neighborhood Association
Na’ah Illahee Fund
Native Action Network
Northwest Kenyan Community Association
Our Place – Nuestra Casa
Pacific Northwest Ugandan American Association
Para los Niños
People Empowerment and Renewal Services
People of Color Community Coalition
Political Destiny / Tacoma Ministerial Alliance
Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
Raiz of Planned Parenthood
Rescue Mission and Prayer Network International / WSCACL
Somali Family Safety Task Force
South King Youth Engagement Coalition
Spokane Ministerial Alliance
Southwest Washington Communities United for Change
Tacoma Urban League
The Noble Foundation
Tri-Cities LULAC Council
Unidos of Snohomish County
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
WA Sin Fronteras
WA Transitional Housing
Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders
Working Families Party