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On January 6, we watched in horror as white militants stormed the U.S. Capitol building in a desperate effort to overturn the will of the people. This was the culmination of five years of conspiracy-fueled incitement by Donald Trump and his extremist Republican allies. These armed vigilantes were inspired, enabled, and empowered by the President of the United States, and all of them must be held accountable.
Yes, Eileen, There Is Systemic Racism
Clark County deserves better than Eileen Quiring.
At a recent public meeting, Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring stated, “I do not agree that we have systematic racism in our county. Period.” Quiring’s statement isn’t just wrong – it’s downright dangerous for someone leading a county of almost half a million people.
#ElectedsForJustice: Five Reforms For Police Accountability
The incredible protests for racial justice taking place across the country have sparked a long-overdue discussion about police violence in America.
As we said in our message to white progressives, racism and police violence are just as big a problem here as anywhere in the country. Just Wednesday, the Pierce County Medical Examiner ruled Manuel Ellis’s death a homicide at the hands of Tacoma police.
Progress is Possible: Sharing food in communities
There’s no doubt that the coronavirus has turned most of our daily routines upside down. But in the face of this unprecedented pandemic, Washingtonians are showing up in all kinds of ways, from delivering meals to fighting for proper representation for immigrant communities during the census.
We are spotlighting both ongoing and adaptive work being done around our state because it’s important to remember that even in these times, Progress is Possible.