Read up on the biggest issues, elections, and public policies that are shaping our state.

College Coffee With a Splash of Union Busting

The University of Washington faces a decision; live their own stated values of holding their suppliers to the standards of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or re-sign their contract with the union-busting coffee corporation, Starbucks, when it expires on June 30.

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.

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.

Ranked Choice and Approval Voting: what’s the difference, Seattle?

This November, Seattle voters will have the opportunity to upgrade our voting system. Proposition 1 on our ballot will give voters three options:

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:

IRA brings climate action and savings for Washington

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law on Aug 16, 2022 by President Biden after Senate and House Democrats unanimously passed the legislation. Not a single Republican voted for the bill in either house.

Juneteenth 2022

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:

7 Times WA Republicans Opposed Gun Safety Laws

All of us – no matter our ZIP code, background, or political party – value and deserve the freedom to be safe from gun violence, and we believe that our kids should be able to learn alongside their peers in schools that are safe from violence.

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.