Every Voter Deserves a State Voting Rights Act

The Washington Voting Rights Act (WVRA) will ensure all communities have a fair chance to elect candidates of their choice in local elections. For government to be accountable, all voices need to be heard. But some election systems prevent all neighborhoods from being represented in local government. The result is a lack of accountability at the local level that leaves potholes, sidewalks, public safety and other critical issues unaddressed in those communities.

The WVRA empowers local governments to fix this problem.

Local government should be accountable to “we the people” and every voter should feel like their vote can make a difference. The Washington Voting Rights Act protects accountability and fairness in local democracy by fixing broken election systems can deny voters an equal opportunity to influence elections.

Washington Voting Rights Act Handout.

Organizations and Community Leaders Across Washington State Endorsing WVRA:

ACLU of Washington
African Diaspora of Washington (ADWA)
Asian Bar Association of Washington
Asian Pacific Americans for Civic Empowerment
Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation
Black PAC
Certified Electrical Workers of Washington
Casa Latina
Center for Justice
Children’s Alliance
Claudia Kauffman
Community Building Foundation
Eastern Washington Voters
El Centro de la Raza 
Entre Hermanos
Equal Rights Washington
Faith Action Network
Filipino Community of Seattle
Fix Democracy First
Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equality
Fuse Washington
Greater Spokane Progress
Henry Yates
Japanese American Citizens League
Jewish Coalition for Justice
Latino Civic Alliance
Latino PAC
Latino/a Bar Association of Washington
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Washington
League of Women Voters 
Legal Voice 
Lua Pritchard
Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington 
NAACP Spokane
NAACP Tacoma
Nate Miles
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum - Seattle Chapter 
National Organization for Women - Washington Chapter
Northwest Fair Housing Alliance
Organization of Chinese Americans 
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights (POWER) 
Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane 
Progreso: Latino Progress
Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest
Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action
Puget Sound Sage
SEIU 775
SEIU 925
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
Shiloh Baptist Church
Sierra Club
Sightline Institute
South Asian Bar Association of Washington
Statewide Poverty Action Network
Surge Northwest
Tacoma Black Collective 
Teamsters Local 117
UAW Local 4121
UFCW Local 21
WA Conservation Voters 
Washington Bus
Washington CAN! 
Washington Education Association
Washington Environmental Council
Washington Federation of State Employees
Washington State Association for Justice
Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Washington State Nurses Association
Washington State Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice
Washington Women Lawyers 
Win/Win Network 
Working Washington