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LATINO LEGISLATIVE DAY

Join us in solidarity with community and nonprofit organizations on March 18th for Latino Legislative Day, an all-day event to meet with your legislators to discuss issues impacting your communities.

If you're between the ages of 15 to 26, you can participate in our Youth Program that same day which will include workshops and activities to help you learn the legislative process and get engaged on every level.

The event will take place from 7 am-5 pm for folks in the Puget Sound area. For folks in Eastern Washington that will be an all day event, 3am-11 pm. We will provide lunch and transportation to and from Olympia. Invite your friends and mark your calendar!

Follow us on Facebook @Progresowa to get current updates and register here. If you would like to RSVP for our Youth Program, you can register here. If you are on Facebook, share our Facebook Latino Legislative Day Event. 

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Thank you for joining us at Latino Legislative Day! We had 350 youth leaders and over a thousand community members come to advocate for their communities from across the state. 

  

 

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Yes on 1631

Initiative 1631 is a proposal on the ballot in November that keeps the biggest corporate polluters accountable for the pollution they send directly into our communities.

Initiative 1631 will require that these companies pay a fee on the pollution they produce in order to pay for the damage it does to our communities and environment. The money raised from the fee will be invested directly into cities and towns that are most impacted by the effects of climate change pollution and fund projects that ensure clean energy and a healthier environment for future generations.

This initiative was put together with input from over 300 organizations, representing every community and people, and has been endorsed by many more, including businesses, faith groups, health associations, and social advocacy organizations like Latino Community Fund. Together, we have helped create the largest coalition in Washington State history to support this initiative and take back control of our future from the hands of big corporations. 

Progreso Latino Progress is proud to be part of the coalition supporting Initiative 1631 and clean energy in our region. For too long, our state has been dependant on dirty fuel that is harmful to our environment and impacts our communities.

Learn more at https://yeson1631.org/ and vote YES on Initiative 1631 on November 6th.      

Initiative 1631 will:       

  • Protect our communities health

  • Invest in clean energy

  • Create thousands of local jobs

  • Establish a fee on the largest corporate polluters

  • Fund local initiatives to prepare for climate change

When we work together, we can win!

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FAmilies Belong Together

What's Happening:* 

Washington

  • 206 asylum seekers were transferred to the Federal Detention Center (FDC) in Seatac, Washington 

    • 45 asylum seekers are parents who have been separated from their children. 

  • On June 20th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported that 36 of the asylum seekers had been transferred to Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. 

  • Since July 14th, 24 of these parents have been released on bond.

    • As of July 24th, 12 parents have been reunited with their children.

Nationwide

  • Around 2,300 of those children had been separated from their parents and were held by the government in shelters around the country.
  • As of August 1st, up to 463 children have been deemed "ineligible" for returning to their families because their family has already been deported
  • The court deadline to return all separated children into their families was July 26th
*PLEASE NOTE THAT AS THIS IS A CHANGING SITUATION, AND MANY TIMES DATA IS NOT AVAILABLE, THESE NUMBERS MAY NOT BE ACCURATE.

Sources: NWIRPWashington PostABCNBC, Vox

 

Take Action:

1. Call your legislators

                           

2. Join Progreso and vote in the general election on November 6th

  • This administration looks closely at voting numbers and polls, so please remember to vote!

3. Attend a Get Out the Vote event

  • Keep a lookout for canvassing and phone banking events on the Calendar and sign up to volunteer by clicking HERE.

4. Donate to local and national organizations providing legal help assistance to separated families

  • For a list of organizations assisting in reuniting families, go to the Latino Community Fund of Washington website by clicking HERE 

5. Sign our petition to stop family separation HERE