Category Archives: Human & Civil Rights

Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director of MAPS-AMEN, Aug 22

  Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network), Aug. 22, 2017 Interview by Gary Kanter: Aneelah talks about Islam and the local Muslim community. For more information, go ...

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April Sims, Washington State Labor Council Field Director, Aug. 8

  April Sims, Washington State Labor Council Field Director Aug. 8, 2017 Interview by Lori Province: April describes the new WSLC training program on how union members and leaders can ...

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Angelica Guillen, Farm Worker, Educator, Activist, & Poet, Part 2

  Angelica Guillen, Farm Worker, Educator, Activist, and Poet, Part 2 Sept. 20, 2016 Interview:  Angelica talks about her life after growing up in a migrant camp, her father, being ...

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DelBene: The Fight for Women’s Equality Is Not Over

On Women’s Equality Day, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) visited Ada Developers Academy, a training program for women who want to become software developers, to discuss women’s equality in the technology ...

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Washington Democrats Laud Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Women’s Right to Choose

On June 27, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Whole Woman’s  Health v. Hellerstedt that a Texas law restricting women’s access to safe, legal abortion care is unconstitutional. Whole ...

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House Sit-in Draws Attention to Inaction on Gun Violence Prevention

All eight Democrats in Washington state’s congressional delegation were among dozens of House and Senate Democrats who staged a sit-in on the House floor on Wednesday to demand a vote ...

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Governor Inslee Prohibits Non-Essential State-Funded Travel to North Carolina

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a memo to state agencies prohibiting non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina in light of that state’s legislation allowing discrimination against transgender men and women. ...

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Congressman Larsen Pushes to Bring More Women and Minorities into STEM Fields

Many jobs in today’s globally competitive workforce require some level of STEM skills, which is why Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, announced his support today for a new bill that encourages ...

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“Promoting equality leads to stronger and healthier families, stronger communities and a stronger economy. I’m proud of Washington’s record in ...

Gov. Jay Inslee Marks International Women’s Day with Proclamation

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March Is Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March ...

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