Who We Are

The WA Voting Justice Coalition is a group of community organizations and individuals, dedicated to voting rights and access in Washington State. We believe that the vote is our tool, as ordinary people, to have a voice in our government. Washingtonian voters should have the opportunity to cast their ballot, and have it counted.

Our Values

The Washington Voting Justice Coalition supports reforming the root causes of low turnout and voter registration rates. We believe that these problems are built into our political, civic, and cultural practices and that the first step to change is addressing the way we do our work. As a coalition, we strive for equity, transparency, and the centering of those most affected.

Our Guiding Principles

Racial EQUITY

We are creating a vibrant movement that leads with racial equity by prioritizing and being accountable to communities most impacted by voting barriers.

REDEFINING WINS

We will redefine a win that’s creative, transformative, and radical that isn’t only defined by what policies we win, but how we are able to do it.

TRANSPARENCY & EQUITY IN DECISION MAKING

We have a transparent and equitable decision-making process and resource allocation model that focuses on those most impacted by voting access issues.

Upcoming Events

Battle for the Ballot

September 25, 11am and 4pm

This dance event aims to build connections between social music & dance with social justice & civic engagement.

The first part of the event will have several workshops taught by local and invited guest teachers. Following the movement workshops will be a guided panel discussion with educators from the studio and classroom space to help build connections between the history of popular social music & dance with the history of social and civic justice movements of the past.

The main event is a 2v2 Open styles battle with featured performances from local artists.

Pacific Islander Voter Outreach

October 27 and November 5, 5-7pm

In person at the UTOPIA Office in Kent, WA!

Join Fuse and UTOPIA in person as we phone bank Pacific Islander voters for the general election!

Elections Power Hour with WA Conservation Voters

Tuesdays at 12pm until Election Week

Join Dre from WA Conservation Voters for an Elections Power Hour every Tuesday at noon! This event is fairly informal and takes drop-ins – the theme until ballots drop is relational organizing.

Updates

2022 WVJC Legislative Priorities New year, same resolution – making sure every Washingtonian can have their voice heard and their vote counted. After a listening session, survey, and many conversations with advocates across our state, we have identified two top priorities this year (plus a few […]
Please share widely and help spread the word! Posters provided by our wonderful partners at the WA Voting Rights Restoration Coalition.
Voting Rights Restoration Bill Signed into Law! FAQ and Video Updated 2022 – the Voting Rights Restoration Bill is now law! What does that mean for Washingtonians with past convictions? Read our FAQs below. Can I vote if I have a misdemeanor conviction?Yes! Misdemeanors do not […]