Since its founding in 2012, Progreso has focused on civic engagement, coalition building, and advocacy around numerous issues that affect Latinos and communities of color in Washington, as well as advocacy for legislative priorities pertaining to education, immigration, carbon pollution, criminal justice, and other issues that affect communities of color.

Our Mission:

Progreso's mission is to ensure that Latino communities are fairly represented in Washington State’s social, economic and political systems to improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians.

We believe that community-based support, civic engagement, and advocacy are needed to ensure that the needs of the Latino community are represented in decision making at the state level.

Three of Progreso's values are:

  • Empowerment: Strengthening Latino leadership, civic engagement, and community leadership development
  • Equity: Supporting the development of a common Latino-led policy advocacy strategy
  • Justice: Advocating for systemic change towards equitable outcomes  

Help build the movement of more informed and engaged Latinos in Washington by signing up, spreading the word and donating today!

  • The Washington State Census Alliance is a coalition of over 70 organizations led by people of color from across the state. We want a fair and accurate 2020 Census count to ensure funding and representation for everyone who lives here.


    No matter where we live or the color of our skin, every person deserves to be counted in the 2020 census—but over 1.6 million Washingtonians are at risk of being left out of the count. The 2020 census is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to get increased federal funding and fair political representation for our state. An incomplete count would cost us billions of dollars for our schools, roads and hospitals. We are asking the Washington State legislature to fund 2020 census outreach efforts by trusted community organizations and make sure the census counts our community!


    Contact Your Legislator

    Call the Washington Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000 to speak with your legislator and leave a comment. To email your legislator, click the button below:


    Apply for Census 2020 Grant

    If you work for an organization that serves communities that have traditionally been undercounted—such as immigrants, people of color, or rural communities—then we need your help to ensure that everyone is accurately represented in the 2020 census.

    For information about grant opportunities and assistance in applications, contact the Washington Census Alliance. Email for more information!


    Stay Involved

    An accurate census is critical to secure funds and political representation for the people who live here. 

    Stay informed and involved with our statewide movement by signing up for updates from the Washington Census Alliance.

    Share our message

    Click on the graphics below to download them and share them online. Make sure to use #CountMeIn on all your social media posts! 





  • Talk to us

    Oskar Zambrano | Director

    PO Box 30669, Seattle, WA 98103

    (206) 432-5081


    Salvador Salazar | Civic Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator

    68 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104