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

In America, the voters decide our elections

One year ago today, MAGA militants stormed the Capitol in a deadly and shocking attempt to overturn the will of the people. Incited by then-President Trump and his fellow Republicans, they stormed the capitol in an attempt to overturn our election then tried to cover up their role in this violence.

They failed, but Republican legislatures across the country are working overtime to make sure they won’t fail the next time around. They continue to spread lies about our elections and our government to keep their supporters engaged and enraged.

So What Happened? Fuse's 2021 Election Wrap-Up

Although some of last week’s election headlines are pretty rough, here at Fuse we’re encouraged by the dozens of progressive candidates who won local races in every corner of the state. Many of them defeated far-right opponents. This diverse slate of candidates represents the future of our movement and many of them will be on our ballots again seeking higher office in the years to come.

We’ve included a summary of some of the key races we’ve been following below.

Fuse Progress Partners

This month marks the 10-year anniversary of PowerSource, our monthly donor program. Our PowerSource members have been a pivotal part of our work at Fuse over the past decade, changing what’s possible and expanding our impact. Here are just a few of the many accomplishments we’ve made with their sustained support:

Fuse’s 2021 Primary Election Endorsements

For questions about our endorsement process please reach out to our Campaign Director Jamielyn Wheeler at

Derek Chauvin Was Convicted. Now What?

Today’s guilty verdict in the trial of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd last year is a relief. Officers are so rarely prosecuted for the violence they commit that even the bare minimum of justice feels like a victory, albeit a hollow one.

How To Seek A 2021 Fuse Campaign Endorsement

Fuse has released its first early endorsements for the 2021 primary election. We will continue to make more endorsements through the early summer.

Please contact Jamielyn Wheeler at for all endorsement inquiries.

Fuse's criteria for endorsements include:

Our 2021 Legislative Agenda

The Washington state Legislature convenes today at a tumultuous moment in our nation’s history. Amidst so much uncertainty, it is abundantly clear that legislators must take bold action right away to support Washingtonians who are hanging on by a thread. The simultaneous public health, economic, environmental, and racial justice crises demand that we come together and demand that lawmakers summon the political will to do right by us all, and not succumb to the political cautiousness that has too often doomed good legislation.