Fuse Washington focuses on getting the issues our members care about - not our name - into newspaper articles, televisions coverage and blog updates. In this section you will find press releases, links to articles about the issues Fuse and its members are working hard on and a little shameless self-promotion (coverage of Fuse as an organization rather than its campaigns).
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: