Category Archives: Human & Civil Rights

Jon Komorowski, Chief Public Defender of Whatcom County, Part 1, Oct 24

  Jon Komorowski, Chief Public Defender of Whatcom County, Part 1 Oct. 24, 2017 Interview by Lori Province: Jon explains why public defenders are so important to the justice system. ...

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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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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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Sen. Murray Leads Push to Ensure Unaccompanied Children Have Legal Representation in Immigration Court

Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), along with Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced theFair Day in Court for Kids Act, which ...

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Washington Voting Rights Act Passes House of Representatives

A revised version of the Washington Voting Rights Act passed out of the Washington State House of Representatives with full support of the House Democrats, including 40th District representatives Kristine ...

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Dr. Robert Forrant on Bread and Roses Strike

On February 2, 2016 We Do the Work host Rich Austin spoke with Dr. Robert Forrant, University of Massachusetts-Lowell History Professor, who shared the real story of the Bread and Roses ...

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