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From trauma to civic engagement: Tacoma mom breaks decades long silence to protect vulnerable teens

by Roberta Riley MykleAnn kept it bottled up all these years, the memory of the night she’d gone off to a party in Tacoma, looking for fun, and wound up getting raped. She was just 14 Read More

Candidate Forum Moderated from Behind Bars of Clallam Bay Prison

Lakewood, Wash. – Friday, June 10, 2016 – Thursday, Washington Communication Action Network (CAN) held a candidate forum for candidates running in the 28th Legislative District. The forum was co-moderated by Willie Nobles, a black man Read More

Discussion on Rights for Pregnant Workers Fuels Candidate Forum

Vancouver, Wash. – Tuesday, June 21, 2016 – Today, Washington Community Action Network (CAN) held a candidate forum for candidates running in the 17th Legislative District at the Marshall Community Center in Vancouver. “We wanted to Read More

Jobs After Jail: Ending the Prison to Poverty Pipeline

Click this link to support the THUNDERCLAP! SEATTLE – Each year an average of 630,000 people are released from state and federal prisons – for many, their prison record will be a life sentence of poverty Read More

Mock Auction to Protest Swedish Charity Care Policy

Washington CAN! has been pushing for more than a year for Swedish Executives to develop a better ‪#‎CharityCare‬ policy.  Swedish has not responded. Swedish held high-dollar auction at the Seattle Sheraton to raise money for their charity Swedish Read More

And the awards goes to…

It’s not very often we get to toot our own horn …but we are very excited to announce our Political Director Mauricio Ayon is getting an award. He is receiving the Roberto Maestas Legacy Award which Read More

Stand With Women or Stand in the Way

When you support working families, as Washington CAN! has always done, it means you stand for policies that support women. In today’s world we know that more women than ever are working outside the home, heading Read More

Revealing Story on Al Jazeera America About Medical Debt

A powerful story on Al Jazeera America features Washington CAN!’s efforts to combat medical debt. Our protest at Swedish-Providence, compelling stories from Washington CAN! leader Joselito Lopez and Ben Henry from the Alliance for a Just Read More

Black Lives Matter at August 8th Rally

My name is Xochitl and I am the organizer from Washington CAN! who represents our group within the Social Security Works Washington coalition. I helped plan the birthday rally for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and Read More

Washington CAN Endorses Orange for 17th Legislative District Representative, Position 1

SEATTLE — July 27, 2016 — Washington Community Action Network (Washington CAN) has given its endorsement to Don Orange for State Representative in the 17th Legislative District, position 1. Orange has been a progressive voice for Read More

Washington CAN Gives Sole Endorsement to Pramila Jayapal for 7th Congressional District Seat

SEATTLE – July 5, 2016 – Washington Community Action Network (Washington CAN) has given a sole endorsement to Pramila Jayapal for the open 7th District U.S. House seat. Jayapal has been a strong voice in the Read More