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Washington CAN! testifies as the King County Council passes a historic living wage vote

Monday, Legislative Director Mauricio Ayon stood before the King County Council to tell them the rising cost of health care and housing are the top two reasons Washington CAN! members site as they struggle in this economic recovery. The Alliance for a Just Society’s Ben Henry told the Council that King County families have to […]

We need your input …and you could win a trip to the beach

Washington CAN! members have an important role in setting our agenda and driving our work. With an election coming on November 4 that will impact the issues we work on, having your input is critical. We invite you to take this short membership survey that will help us ensure elected officials are held accountable to the issues you care about […]

Summer Conference: “Power from the Roots Up”

Washington CAN’s annual Summer Leadership Conference is right around the corner! This year, we’ll talk about seizing power and making change at the local level. We know that our future and our prosperity will change only by building a powerful base. Join us for workshops on racial justice, fundraising, power mapping, communications strategy, and money in […]

Initiatives at the National and State Level Are Underway to Limit the Role of Big Money in Elections

Written and submitted by Jim Street, Washington CAN! member Inequality in elections contributes to inequality in everything else we care about –health care, education, social services, environmental protection, taxes…. And today we have more inequality in elections than we have had in our lifetimes. Recent Supreme Court decisions have stripped away our power to regulate […]

It’s Time for Single-Payer Health in Washington

What does a single-payer health care system look like? • Health care will be financed in a way that benefits us. We all pay into a system that is managed by one entity. Instead of lining the pockets of insurance company executives or funding company advertising, our money goes where it should–toward our health care. • We all […]

Update on Proactive Racial Equity Agenda

Legislative session started last Monday and we have already made some big steps towards equity. See below for a legislative update that highlights the status of some of the bills on our proactive racial equity agenda (click here to see the full agenda and information about what the bills would accomplish). Ways to take action […]