Read up on the biggest issues, elections, and public policies that are shaping our state.
What Happened in Olympia This Year?
The Washington State Legislature officially ended the 2023 session on Sunday, April 23, after 105 days of debate, hearings, and votes on bills. Where we won, we won big this legislative session! From banning assault weapons to increasing affordable home-building to giving Tim Eyman’s advisory votes the boot, legislators made big progress on some critical issues facing our state.
How To Seek A 2023 Fuse Campaign Endorsement
Fuse is evaluating candidates and campaigns for early endorsements in the 2023 primary and general elections. We will continue to make more endorsements through the spring and early summer.
Please contact Rosey Barber at Rosey@FuseWashington.org for all endorsement inquiries.
Fuse's criteria for endorsements include:
2023 Washington Legislative Session
The 2023 Washington Legislative session is underway, and the strengthened progressive majority delivered by voters means legislators have a big opportunity to pass bold progressive bills this year! Here at Fuse, we’re focused on making progress in key areas that will give all Washington families a chance to thrive.
Progressives Are Winning Across Washington
It felt like the whole country was holding its breath this year, waiting to see if Trump’s hard-right contingent would continue to erode our democracy. It was so awesome to see voters support progressive candidates across the state and country and reject the MAGA Republican lies and conspiracy theories.
Meet Matt Larkin
“Who is Matt Larkin?” That’s the question people keep asking us after he advanced in the primary election to face Rep. Dr. Kim Schrier this November in the 8th Congressional District.
Unfortunately, while Larkin himself might be relatively unknown, his allegiance to the MAGA agenda has become all too familiar among the Washington GOP. Here are some of Larkin’s positions on key issues:
This Sunday, June 19 is Juneteenth, commemorating the day that enslaved Africans in Galveston, Texas, learned from Union soldiers that they were free, marking total freedom from slave trade across all states.
Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation, culture, and contributions of Black Americans in our country. Many local organizations are hosting events honoring the day across Washington. Just a few of those are:
Not Just SCOTUS. WA Republicans Attack Abortion Access
No matter where you live or work, everyone deserves access to safe abortion care and the freedom to make the decisions that are right for their families. But the U.S. Supreme Court's draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade would strip away our freedom and put the lives of pregnant people in jeopardy.
While Washington is a safe haven for abortion care access, Republican legislators in our state would quickly roll back those protections if they gained power.