Media Coverage 2015


Rich Stolz, “Congress Must Prove It Can Govern, Beginning With Immigration Reform,” The Seattle Times, January 17, 2015

Joel Connelly, "Murray, DeBlasio, 33 Mayors Say: Let Immigrants Stay," Seattle PI, January 23, 2015

Joel Connelly, “’Broken Families – Broken Hearts’: Protests set for House members’ offices," Seattle PI, February 16, 2015

Activists Rally in Support of Obama Immigration Plan,” KGW, February 17, 2015

Caitlin Wilson, “Dozens Gather in Support of President Obama’s Immigration Plan,“ KNDU, February 17, 2015

Kip Hill, “Morris McRodgers: Obama’s immigration actions defy his presidential power,” The Spokesman Review, February 18, 2015

OneAmerica Organizes Immigration Rally Today at Newhouse’s Yakima Office,” Yakima Herald, February 24, 2015

Veronica Quintero, “Congressman Luis Gutierrez Addresses Yakima on Immigration Reform, KNDO, April 26, 2015

Seattle Times editorial board, “Strong Leadership From State Attorney General on Immigration,” The Seattle Times, April 30, 2015

Liz Jones, “Immigration Changes Expected Tuesday Still Stuck in Court,” KUOW.ORG, May 19, 2015

Dan Wheat, “Obama Immigration Action May Be Dead, Labor Leader Says,” Capital Press, May 27, 2015

Irina Vodonos, "Why Today's Immigrants are Shunning Rural Living," Seattle Globalist, July 2, 2015

Shannen Kuest, “Government Leaders Discuss Immigration Issues at Public Forum,” Crosscut, July 2, 2015

Goorish Wibneh, "Hotel Workers Union Denounces $500,000 Green Card," Seattle Globalist, August 27, 2015

Goorish Wibneh, "Is Backlash Against Immigrants Tainting Tukwila Politics?," Seattle Globalist, October 30, 2015

"Shameful: U.S. House Passes Bill to Effectively Stop Syrian Refugees From Coming to America," Northwest Progressive Institute, November 19, 2015

Ryan Yadao, "Immigration Reform Supporters Want Change to Ruling so Families Stay Together," KIMA TV, November 20, 2015

Jerry Large, "Not Using Immigrants' Skills, Brainpower is Just Dumb," The Seattle Times, December 6, 2015

Forrest Baum, "How to be More Like Canada: Upcoming Events on Bringing Refugees to Seattle," Seattle Globalist, December 16, 2015


Josh Kelety, “Alignment (and Philosophical) Battle at Sound Transit Board Meeting,” The Seattle Met, June 25, 2015

Frank Chopp, Brady Walkinshaw, “The State Has Made a Substantial Investment For Affordable Housing,” The Seattle Times, July 23, 2015

Ed Murray, Maud Daudon, "Invest in Safer, Better Streets and Efficient Transit," The Seattle Times, October 10, 2015


Sarah Stuteville, “Time to Provide All Newcomers With Equal Education Access,” The Seattle Times, June 18, 2015

John Higgins, “Hundreds of Bilingual Graduates Earn New State Seal Proving Their Language Skills,” The Seattle Times, June 26, 2015

John Higgins, "Surprising Study May Lead to Better English-Language Instruction," The Seattle Times, October 14, 2015

Ben Stocking, "Dual-Language Instruction Will Start in Three More Washington Districts," The Seattle Times, November 17, 2015

Environmental Justice

Rich Stolz, Rebecca Saldana, “Carbon Initiative Not a Good Deal For Poor,” Crosscut, June 15, 2015

Ana Sofia Knauf, “Climate Refugees Are Already Finding Asylum in Seattle,” Grist, June 16, 2015

Effenus Henderson, "Climate Change Hits Communities of Color Harder," The News Tribune, August 22, 2015

Sarah Stuteville, "Climate Justice Coalition Links Poverty with Environment Woes," Seattle Globalist, August 28, 2015

"Join National Day of Action Oct. 14 and Demand Leaders Tackle Climate Change," EcoWatch, September 21, 2015

Sydney Brownstone, "Unions and Climate Justice Groups Team Up to Put a Climate Initiative on the Ballot Next Year," The Stranger, October 6, 2015

Phuong Le, "Groups Form Alliance To Tackle Climate Change by Initiative," Juneau Empire, October 7, 2015

Joel Connelly, "Seattle, Used to Protests, Will Witness a Different Kind of Climate March on Wednesday," Seattle Pi, October 12, 2015

Sharayah Lane, "Seattle Joins People's Climate March in Call for Global Action," Seattle Globalist, October 15, 2015

Joel Connelly, "Investigate ExxonMobil, State's Activist Groups Ask Attorney General Bob Ferguson," Seattle Pi, November 17, 2015

Ben Henry, "I-732 Kowtows to Polluters, Disrespects Communities of Color," Seattle Globalist, December 30, 2015


Lindsey Wasson, “New Citizens on Flag Day,” The Seattle Times, June 14, 2015

Isolde Raftery, Sara Richards, “What Being American Means in Seattle,” KUOW.ORG, June 15, 2015

Venice Buhain, “New Americans Citizenship Campaign Branches Out to Seattle,” The Seattle Globalist, July 2, 2015

Kristin M. Kraemer, "50 Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens in Richland Naturalization Ceremony," Tri-City Herald, September 17, 2015

Defending our Communities

Sarah Stuteville, “Hate Crimes Inflict Fear That May Never Fade,The Seattle Times, February 26, 2015

Sarah Stuteville, “Searching For a Solution For Somali Remittances,” The Seattle Times, April 2, 2015

Joseph O’Sullivan, “Lawmaker Called on to Retract Remarks About Muslim Group,” The Seattle Times, June 15, 2015

Voting Rights

Mike Faulk, “Congressman Implores Latinos to Get Involved If They Want Change,” Yakima Herald, April, 26, 2015

OneAmerica Voting Rights Rally at Performance Park,” Yakima Herald, May 20, 2015

Sarah Stuteville, "Local Voting Rights for Noncitizens? Advocates Say Time Has Come," The Seattle Times, September 17, 2015

Sarah Stuteville, "Should Seattle Give Noncitizens the Vote?," Seattle Globalist, September 18, 2015


Ted Land, “New Community Radio Stations About to Hit Airwaves,” KING5, March 8, 2015

Josh Feit, “Budget Clash in Olympia,” The Seattle Met, April 1, 2015

Martha Temesa, “Fair Work Center Helps Workers Muddle Through New Labor Standards,” Real Change, July 8, 2015

Ansel Herz, "Seattle to Get Seven New "Hyperlocal" Low-Power Radio Stations," The Stranger, August 21, 2015

Annette Cary, "ACLU, Others Call for Change to State Law on Police Use of Deadly Force," Tri-City Herald, September 10, 2015

Joseph O'Sullivan, "New Civil Rights Unit Formed in AG's Office," The Seattle Times, September 18, 2015

Ansel Herz, "Fourty-Seven Community Leaders Urge the Feds to Allow Seattle to Enact Long-Delayed Police Accountability Reforms," The Stranger, November 30, 2015

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