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How To Seek A 2022 Fuse Campaign Endorsement
Fuse is evaluating candidates and campaigns for early endorsements. We will continue to make more endorsements through the spring and early summer.
Please contact Jamielyn Wheeler at Jamielyn@FuseWashington.org for all endorsement inquiries.
Fuse's criteria for endorsements include:
Why Progressives Should Decline to Sign Washington's I-1929
Another tax cut for the super-rich and education cuts for our kids.
That’s what Initiative 1929 would mean if it qualifies for the November ballot. A few wealthy Republican donors are bankrolling this initiative to repeal our state’s capital gains tax. If they’re successful, the wealthiest 0.2% of taxpayers would take away $500 million a year from Washington public schools, students, and childcare.
That’s a wrap! Our 2022 legislative summary
After a historic 2021 legislative session where legislators passed sweeping reforms to our tax code, climate policies, and police accountability, they took a more cautious approach during this short session.
While we were disappointed that legislators failed to pass a number of important progressive bills this year, overall we saw valuable strides forward on other priorities including transportation, abortion access, community safety, affordable housing, and more.
Health Care Workers Need Our Help In Olympia
Throughout the pandemic, health care workers have worked tirelessly and risked their own lives to protect all of us. Now they need our help to create safe working conditions that ensures patients get the care they need.
Countless health care workers are burned out and at the breaking point after being on the front lines of the pandemic. Washington has faced a shortage of medical staff for years, but the last two years have turned this challenge into a statewide crisis.
A Small Ode to Black Joy in the Pacific Northwest
Art by Alisha B Wormsley
There was a particular Christmas, many years ago, where I joined the adults at their table. I was an adult myself, in age but not in hierarchy, and my mother and father presided over the aunts and uncles from the end of the table.
A Billionaire's Tax For Washington
A billion dollars a day?
In recent days we’ve learned that the collective wealth of America’s 10 richest billionaires has more than doubled during this pandemic. That’s right, they’re getting $1 billion richer per day. Three of those billionaires live in Washington, yet they are not required to pay what they truly owe to our communities in taxes.
What We're Watching In Olympia This Year
The newly empowered progressive majority in the state Legislature passed sweeping reforms last year during a historically productive session. From beginning to balance our state’s upside-down tax code and passing major climate legislation to expanding voting access and increasing law enforcement accountability, the 2021 session was one for the history books.
The 2022 legislative session begins today with a wave of momentum from last year’s successes and no senators from West Virginia to derail progress.