THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Washington
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of Washington
- Fix Democracy First
- Honest Elections Seattle
- Integrity Washington
- League of Women Voters of Washington
- Municipal Research and Services Center
- NAACP Washington
- WA State Labor Council
- Washington CAN
- Washington Public Interest Research Group
- Washington Voting Justice
- Win/Win Network
LEARN MORE ABOUT VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN WASHINGTON
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.org for WASHINGTON
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN WASHINGTON
A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN WASHINGTON
Twenty-six states, including Washington & DC, allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached. LEARN MORE!
Washington DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act.
VOLUNTEER TO PROTECT THE VOTE!
Join Common Cause’s Election Protection program makes sure eligible voters know how to cast their ballots and ensure they are counted. Sign up to help voters — by monitoring polling places, contacting voters, watchdogging social media for disinformation, and more!
GUARD YOUR OWN VOTE!
The right to vote and have our voices heard is fundamental to our democracy. Our democracy is stronger when every eligible American participates, confident that when they cast a vote that it will be counted as cast. Make sure you are registered to vote and know where your polling place is located!
Washington Legislative Redistricting Challenge
Lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of Washington voters and a nonprofit organization against the state’s proposed legislative map drawn following the release of 2020 census data.The lawsuit argues that the state’s districting diluted the power of Latino voters.
House advances bill to help more students afford college with 1 percent student loan rates
The state House of Representatives passed a measure this February to establish a state student loan program that would issue loans with an interest rate of just 1 percent to Washington undergraduate and graduate students.