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

Goodwill + Common Power Voter Registration

September 26-28

Common Power is excited to partner with Goodwill for voter registration effort across the state. It is a 3 day push from September 26 – September 28, 2021, with September 28 being National Voter Registration Day.

Training for volunteers will take place Wednesdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2021 @ 12:00pm PST.

Volunteering will be conducted with strict social distancing and health and safety protocols, developed by Goodwill. Personal protective equipment will be supplied in abundance at each location.

UTOPIA Phone and Text Banks

October 26th and 28th, 5:30pm – 7pm

UTOPIA Washington invites you to join us for an IN PERSON text banking activity in Kent, WA. *We will have limited capacity with a maximum of 10 attendees.*

Together we will work towards contacting eligible voters in WA State to take part in the democratic process before the general election on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021.

Asian & Pacific Islander General Election Candidate Forum

October 21, 5:30pm

Join us for the 9th Annual A&PI General Election Candidate Forum to ensure that candidates for office understand the needs of A&PI communities, and to give our community members an opportunity to hear from the candidates about how their platforms and values will impact the A&PI communities in Seattle

Races include the following:

City of Seattle Mayor

City of Seattle City Council Position 8

City of Seattle City Council Position 9

King County Executive

We encourage community members to attend regardless of English proficiency.

Blog 

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 Governor Inslee signed the Voting Rights Restoration Bill into law yesterday – what does that mean for the thousands of Washingtonians who are not allowed to vote because of a past felony conviction? Read our FAQs […]
Washington State Senate Passes Voting Rights Restoration Bill House Bill 1078 restores voting rights to more than 20,000 Washingtonians (Release via our friends at the WA Voting Rights Restoration Coalition) OLYMPIA, Wash. — Today, the Washington State Senate passed House Bill 1078, legislation that will restore […]