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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.
Fuse recently released early endorsements ahead of the 2020 election. We will continue to make more endorsements through the early summer.
Please contact Jamielyn Wheeler at Jamielyn@FuseWashington.org for all endorsement inquiries.
Fuse's criteria for endorsements include:
Even before the coronavirus outbreak, forcing people to wait in line for hours to vote was unjust and unnecessary.
Now, waiting in line has an entirely different meaning. In the coming months, as Americans worry about their health, their communities, and their families, we simply cannot ask them to risk any of those things by waiting in line to vote. Republicans in Wisconsin refused to allow voters to cast ballots by mail in their special election this week.
The Civic Voices Fellowship works to mobilize youth throughout the Puget Sound and Southwest WA region to vote through traditional campaign outreach, community-based, and relational organizing tactics. Fellows will work in direct partnership with a local organization, on exciting races for progressive candidates, and to mobilize their own networks using both time-tested relational organizing in combination with new technology. This will be the second year of the program.
Our nation faces a health emergency that is spreading rapidly through our communities. Rather than letting fear turn us against each other, we must come together and support one another, especially those hardest hit by this crisis.
Progressives in Congress have introduced an urgent stimulus package to expand testing and alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus. The legislation has several essential elements: