Coalition Partners

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Here are overviews of the organizations partnering with us on this important cause:

Coalition Partner Logo 10th District Democrats

10th L.D. District Dem’s organization is the group of PCO’s and other interested Democrats who live in the 10th L.D. We have quarterly meetings for everyone to attend with speakers and programs. We have Exec. Board meetings once a month between our sites of Skagit, Snohomish, and Island Counties-taking turns hosting the quarterly meetings. Anyone may attend Exec. Board meetings, but only officers may vote then. Everyone may vote at quarterly meetings. Our main goal is to get Democrats elected to the State Legislature. Our secondary goal is to support and help get elected National and County Democrats. Important issues are studied, discussed and voted on.

Coalition Partner Logo 11th District Democrats

The Democratic Party organization of Washington’s 11th Legislative District.

Coalition Partner Logo 14th District Democrats

The 14th Legislative District (14th LD) Democrats are a local Democratic Party organization that covers the city of Yakima and much of Yakima County. The 14th LD Democrats of central Washington are proud to join the growing coalition to maintain our domestic partnership laws.

Coalition Partner Logo 1st District Democrats

The Democratic Party organization of Washington’s First Legislative District.

Coalition Partner Logo 21st District Democrats

The Democratic Party organization of Washington’s 21st Legislative District.

Coalition Partner Logo 22nd District Democrats

The Democratic Party organization of Washington’s 22nd Legislative District.

Coalition Partner Logo 23rd District Democrats

The Democratic Party organization of Washington’s 23rd Legislative District.

Coalition Partner Logo 2nd District Democrats

The Democratic Party organization of Washington’s 2nd Legislative District.

Coalition Partner Logo 30th District Democrats

The Democratic Party organization of Washington’s 30th Legislative District.

Coalition Partner Logo 32nd District Democrats

The 32nd District Democrats represents all or portions of the cities of Edmonds, Kirkland, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park and Shoreline, as well as portions of unincorporated King and Snohomish counties. The District regularly meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month.
At the September 9th meeting the 32nd District Democrats voted to affirm Referendum 71. “All of Washington residents deserve equal rights,” said Chris Roberts, 32nd District Democrats leader on this issue.

Coalition Partner Logo 34th District Democrats

All the democracy you can handle.

Coalition Partner Logo 36th District Democrats

Our organization is bound by a common commitment to the principles of the Democratic Party. It is our goal to increase citizen involvement in government by educating 36th District residents about the ideals, goals and operations of the Democratic Party and its candidates, and to involve those residents in Party activities. Our mission is to provide the funds and campaign support necessary to elect good Democrats; to promote our legislative agenda; to pass or defeat ballot measures that support our agenda; to foster accountability from those we elect; and to encourage members to engage in community activities that support the platform, policies, and values of the Democratic Party.

Coalition Partner Logo 37th District Democrats

The 37th District Democrats serve neighborhoods in Southeast and Central Seattle, Renton, Tukwila, and unincorporated King County.

Coalition Partner Logo 38th District Democrats

The 38th District represents Snohomish County including Everett, Marysville, and the part of the Snohomish Valley west of Highway 9.

Coalition Partner Logo 3rd District Democrats

The Democratic Party organization of Washington’s Third Legislative District.

Coalition Partner Logo 40th District Democrats

The 40th LD includes all of San Juan County, most of Skagit County and most of South Whatcom County.  We elect one state Senator and two state Representatives.  Each of our legislators sits on a number of important state committees where they represent the interests of our legislative district.

As the democratic political entity which represents the 40th Legislative District, we 40th LD Democrats have the right to choose which candidate(s) to endorse to represent our LD. Our three Democratic County organizations, civic and business groups also endorse candidates, each according to their bylaws and/or endorsement policy.

The 40th LD also holds meetings to educate members and non-members on issues which will or may have the potential to change the rules of our political process, and serve as an information link between the Washington State Democratic Party and 40th LD members.

Coalition Partner Logo 41st District Democrats

The Democratic Party organization of Washington’s 41st Legislative District.

Coalition Partner Logo 42nd District Democrats

The Democratic Party organization of Washington’s 42nd Legislative District.

Coalition Partner Logo 43rd District Democrats

The Democratic Party organization of Washington’s 43rd Legislative District.

Coalition Partner Logo 44th District Democrats

The Democratic Party organization of Washington’s 44th Legislative District.

Coalition Partner Logo 45th District Democrats

We are the Democrats. the party of the people, the party of good government

We cherish our American heritage of opportunity and inclusion. We pledge ourselves to justice and equality for all as guaranteed by our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We commit ourselves to restoring good government that serves and protects all its people. “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”

Coalition Partner Logo 46th District Democrats

The purpose of the organization shall be to promote citizen participation in the Democratic Party, advance the 46th District Democrats’ platform, and support and work for the election of Democratic candidates and candidates for nonpartisan office who demonstrably espouse the principles contained in that platform.

Coalition Partner Logo 47th District Democrats

“Where Red Turns to Blue”

Coalition Partner Logo 48th District Democrats

The 48th District Democrats at their September 16, 2009 meeting voted to endorse the Yes on Ref #71.

Coalition Partner Logo 49th District Democrats

The Democratic Party organization of Washington’s 49th Legislative District.

Coalition Partner Logo 5th District Democrats

The 5th Legislative District Democrats fight for Freedom, Family, Jobs, and Justice. Our membership is open to all. We are your co-workers, friends, and neighbors, and above all we are progressives and Democrats, committed to spreading Democratic ideals. Geographicaly, we are a large district, including Fall City, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Maple Valley, Issaquah, and parts of Sammamish. We span from the shores of Lake Sammamish to the peaks of Snoqualamie Pass, and we work hard for our community, our state, and our country because we are patriots in the true sense of the word.

Coalition Partner Logo 6th District Democrats

The Legislative District Organization is primarily responsible for recruiting, training, helping to finance, and delivering volunteers for campaigns for the State House and State Senate. Many also assist in organizing their district for federal, state, county and local office.

Coalition Partner Logo Absentee College Democrats of King County

Absentee College Democrats of King County are run by and for absentee voters of King County who are currently enrolled in college and post-secondary study. We have established a national network of college students resident to King County and provide them with ballot information, registration information, and absentee resources.

Coalition Partner Logo ACORN

ACORN is the nation’s largest grassroots community organization of low- and moderate-income people with over 400,000 member families organized into more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 110 cities across the country.  Since 1970, ACORN has been building community organizations that are committed to social and economic justice, and won victories on thousands of issues of concern to our members, through direct action, negotiation, legislative advocacy and voter participation.  ACORN helps those who have historically been locked out become powerful players in our democratic system.

Coalition Partner Logo Advisory Council on Aging and Disability Services Seattle/King County

The mission of Aging and Disability Services is to develop a community that promotes quality of life, independence and choice for older people and adults with disabilities in King County.

Coalition Partner Logo AFT Seattle Community Colleges, Local 1789

AFT Seattle, Local 1789 represents the faculty of the Seattle Community Colleges. We are affiliates of the American Federation of Teachers, and the AFL-CIO.

Coalition Partner Logo Alki Congregational United Church of Christ

Alki UCC is an Open & Affirming congregation located in the Alki beach area of West Seattle. Our purpose is “Growing together as disciples of Jesus Christ, courageously sharing God’s love with each other and the world.”

Coalition Partner Logo All Souls Unitarian Universalist Community

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Community is a warm, friendly, and joyful home for diverse ideas and lifestyles. Our worship will challenge and reward you spiritually and intellectually with sermons and reflection, religious education and discussion, meditation and prayer, the sharing of joys and sorrows, moments of silence, and other spiritual rituals. 

Our congregation supports the larger community in many ways: providing lunch to Habitat for Humanity workers, clothing and blanket collections for the homeless, and helping supply the local food bank with items for people with special dietary needs.

 You will always find a warm welcome and a friendly face at All Souls.

Coalition Partner Logo American Academy of Pediatrics — Washington Chapter

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) serves the public in many ways–particularly through public education and through advocacy for children and young people.

Coalition Partner Logo American Association of University Women — Washington State

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.  By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.  In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.  There shall be no barriers to full participation on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

Coalition Partner Logo American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU is the nation’s premiere organization dedicated to defending and expanding all civil liberties and civil rights in America.

Coalition Partner Logo American Federation of Government Employees

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union representing 600,000 federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas. Workers in virtually all functions of government at every federal agency depend upon AFGE for legal representation, legislative advocacy, technical expertise and informational services.

Coalition Partner Logo American Federation of Teachers (Washington Chapter)

The mission of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, is to improve the lives of our members and their families, to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations, to strengthen the institutions in which we work, to improve the quality of the services we provide, to bring together all members to assist and support one another and to promote democracy, human rights and freedom in our union, in our nation and throughout the world.

Coalition Partner Logo American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee is a practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice, it seeks in its work and witness to draw on the transforming power of love, human and divine. We recognize that the leadings of the Spirit and the principles of truth found through Friends’ experience and practice are not the exclusive possession of any group. Thus, the AFSC draws into its work people of many faiths and backgrounds who share the values that animate its life and who bring to it a rich variety of experiences and spiritual insights.

Coalition Partner Logo American Jewish Committee

Our guiding principles are that:

  • The rights of Jews are best protected when the rights of all people are protected;
  • Confrontations between people and groups often occur due to a lack of knowledge and understanding;
  • Positive relationships with political, religious and communal leaders, built on mutual respect and understanding, often can overcome conflict;
  • Steps should be taken to diffuse confrontation through mediation before relations become strained;
  • The most effective work is often done behind the scenes and through diplomatic means rather than in the public eye.

Coalition Partner Logo Anti-Defamation League

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

Coalition Partner Logo Art with Heart

Art with Heart is a charitable 501c3 nonprofit organization that has helped over 41,000 children through the healing power of creativity. Our books and programs support the mental health of fragile populations at times of crisis, such as after a diagnosis of cancer, a natural disaster, or the tragedy of a school shooting. The need for Art with Heart’s therapy-based books and programs is driven by the approximately 17 million children in the U.S. alone that are experiencing special health care needs or mental health disorders.

Coalition Partner Logo Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center

The mission of the Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center is to organize communities, educate, train, and provide technical assistance and comprehensive culturally relevant services on domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking to Asian and Pacific Islander community members, service providers, survivors, and their families.”

Coalition Partner Logo Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (Seattle Chapter)

Founded in 1992, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO, is the first and only national organization of Asian Pacific American (APA) union members.  Over 600,000 APA workers have joined unions and are seeking better pay, improved benefits, dignity on the job, and a voice in the workplace.  Backed with strong support of the AFL-CIO, APALA has 11 chapters and pre-chapters and a national office in Washington, D.C.

Coalition Partner Logo Asian Pacific Directors Coalition

Asian Pacific Directors Coalition is a non-profit organization headquartered in Seattle, WA

Coalition Partner Logo Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of King County

The Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) includes more than 100 Asian Pacific American groups and advocate for equal access to critical services, education, economic development, civil liberties and human rights.

Coalition Partner Logo Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF)

The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) is a community-based, nonprofit organization that trains and supports the leadership of Asian Pacific Islanders with a commitment to social justice, community empowerment and public service.

Our mission is to promote social, economic and political justice by training and supporting a strong, sustainable community of civically engaged leaders that reflects the diversity of local Asians & Pacific Islanders.

Coalition Partner Logo Associated Ministries of Pierce County

Associated Ministries is a group of congregations drawn into fellowship by our recognition of the gift of Christian Unity offered to us through the grace of God, the love of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.  We live in a community of rich diversity. Building community that is humane, compassionate and just requires real dialogue. To this end we are committed to ecumenism and to engaging and partnering with other faith traditions.

Coalition Partner Logo Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship Social Justice Committee

The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship is a welcoming and diverse community of individuals and families. Through fellowship, worship and service, we nurture the personal, spiritual and intellectual development of our growing congregation and promote respect and compassionate action for all people and our interdependent world.

Coalition Partner Logo BiNet Seattle

BiNet Seattle is a bisexual non-profit, mixed gender, social and support organization created to foster a visible community for bisexual, bi-curious people, and their partners in the Puget Sound area. We support the community through educational speakings, support groups and social events.

Coalition Partner Logo Blue Mountain Heart to Heart

Blue Mountain Heart to Heart is a private non-profit organization providing positive, non-judgmental support and assistance to persons living with HIV/AIDS, their partners, families, and friends in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties of Washington State. Heart to Heart offers case management and support services, training for volunteers, free and anonymous HIV counseling and testing, alternative treatment resources, and community prevention including syringe exchange and Latino outreach for the rural area.

Blue Mountain Heart to Heart does not discriminate in the distribution of services or hiring on the basis of race, creed, color, age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, political ideology or disability.

Coalition Partner Logo Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting an economically vital, livable community and promoting Capitol Hill as a unique urban neighborhood that is welcoming to everyone.

Coalition Partner Logo Casa Latina

Casa Latina’s mission is to empower Latino immigrants through educational and economic opportunities.

Our vision is that the Latino community participate fully in the economy and democracy of this country.

Coalition Partner Logo Cascades Rainbow Community Center

Cascade RainBow Center is a grass roots effort by people both gay and straight and bi in Skagit County Washington to enforce all our equal rights that now we still do not have. While we are in love or partnered we want to be married someday. When our loved ones are told because they are L,G,B,T,Q, they cannot participate in a group, sect, or Religious assembly we want to be there to Love them in our community as a Support and Resource at the Center.

Coalition Partner Logo Cedar River Clinics

Cedar River Clinics is a non-profit charitable organization that operates in the Renton area, and is dedicated to health, equality and justice for women.

Coalition Partner Logo Central Washington Progress

Central Washington Progress a forward-thinking collaboration between environmental, labor, educational, community and faith-based organizations who take collective action around the common values of increasing civic participation in underrepresented communities, enhancing the capacity of constituent-based organizations, and implementing long-term strategies for socially-responsible policies in Central Washington.

Coalition Partner Logo Childhaven

Since 1909, Childhaven has been a safe and caring place for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Today, we are a community leader, statewide advocate and national model in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. Using innovative, proven approaches to child development in a therapeutic child care environment, we heal old hurts and nurture young lives. By strengthening family and child relationships and improving parenting skills, we break the cycle of abuse and neglect and create a foundation for lifelong loving relationships.

Coalition Partner Logo Children’s Campaign Fund

The Children’s Campaign Fund (CCF) is the state’s only political action committee (PAC) dedicated to helping elect legislators who will fight for the health, safety, education and welfare of the children of Washington State. It is one of only a handful of children’s PACs in the country and the nation’s oldest statewide PAC for children. In addition to helping elect legislative champions, CCF also supports select statewide races and ballot measures that directly impact the well-being of children and families.

Coalition Partner Logo Children’s Home Society (CHSW) of Washington

Children’s Home Society (CHSW) of Washington is dedicated to fulfilling and safeguarding the promise and potential in every child. After working with children and families in need for more than 100 years, we’ve learned that building strong, stable families is key to the success of children. And every family needs support raising children in today’s complex world. Our core service areas of adoption, early learning, out-of-home care, child and family counseling, family support, and advocacy help provide families with the resources they need to face life’s challenges.

Coalition Partner Logo Children’s Alliance

At the Children’s Alliance, we’re advocates for kids. We ensure that laws, policies and programs work for kids, and we hold our leaders accountable until they secure the resources required to make all children safe and healthy.

Coalition Partner Logo Church Council of Greater Seattle

Marches for peace. Coalitions for fair wages. Help for immigrants. The work of the Church Council’s Social Justice Ministry involves thousands in our community, moved by a shared desire for compassion and justice. 

Our main focus is on overcoming poverty and building social justice, both locally and nationally. Read our “Let Justice Roll” (PDF 96KB) statement that describes our social justice agenda.

From a faith perspective, we track public policy issues and develop strategies for change. We educate congregations and help them organize. We continually reach out – to grassroots groups, community coalitions, government agencies and others – to find new ways we can work together.

Coalition Partner Logo Clark County Democratic Central Committee

We are dedicated to promoting Democratic values through working to elect democratic candidates to office, participating in community service, and furthering discussion and awareness of liberal issues.  As citizens of this planet we have the responsibility to protect the human rights of our neighbors here and around the world.  We are making real, positive changes in our county,  state, and country.  Come and join us.

Coalition Partner Logo Common Ministry at Washington State University

The Common Ministry at WSU is an open and accepting Christian community (Koinonia) honoring diversity of persons and opinions, working for reconciliation and the integration of faith and learning for the Washington State University Community.

We are a group of six Protestant denominations which have covenanted together to provide ministry opportunities to WSU students, faculty and staff.

The Common Ministry is an open and accepting Christian community: we strive to be in ministry with all people regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or age.

Coalition Partner Logo Community to Community Development (C2C)

Community to Community Development is a women-led, place based, grassroots organization working for a just society and healthy communities. We are committed to systemic change and to creating strategic alliances that strengthen local and global movements towards social, economic and environmental justice.

Coalition Partner Logo Compassion and Choices

C&C is recognized nationally for its advocacy of choice for the terminally ill and its commitment to improved treatment of pain and other symptoms. C&C’s unique service includes the ongoing relationships we develop between our case managers and those who want to explore end-of-life choices. Each year we provide information and consultation to hundreds of patients and families. Two of our primary concerns: no one dies in pain and no one dies alone.

Coalition Partner Logo Congregation Kol Ami

We are Southwest Washington’s home for Reform Judaism. We take our mission of Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) very seriously, which means we strongly support the human rights of all families. Our mission states: The purpose of Congregation Kol Ami is to promote the principles of Judaism through Congregational worship, study, and assembly; to infuse the principles of Judaism into the daily lives of the Congregation’s members, especially the young; and to provide for the betterment of the Jewish community and the community at large. We support all Washington families.

Coalition Partner Logo Congregational Council and Pastors of Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC

Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC is an Open and Affirming congregation in Downtown Seattle, Wa. Plymouth has a church community heritage of social justice that dates back to the late 1800s. We are a diverse group of people. We are persons of different ages, education, races, abilities, sexual orientations, theological and political beliefs, socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. We celebrate and find strength in that diversity, and view it as a way to understand the inclusiveness of God. Our purpose is growing people of faith who participate in God’s work in the world.

Coalition Partner Logo CREDO Mobile

Working Assets was founded in 1985 to help you make a difference in the world by doing the things you do every day. Each time you use one of our services — CREDO Mobile, CREDO Long Distance or the Working Assets Credit Card — we automatically send a donation to nonprofit groups working for peace, equality, human rights and the environment. To date, we’ve raised over $60 million for progressive causes. But we’re not just donating money, we’re making change. Our CREDO Action Web site gives you the resources you need to stay up to date and speak out for the causes you support.

Coalition Partner Logo Democratic Advancement Political Action Committee

DAPAC focuses on electing progressive representatives and senators to Congress by helping train candidates that pledge to support our core values, helping them build strong bases of grassroots support, and crafting compelling progressive messages that resonate with voters in their home districts. We believe that voters will choose progressive candidates when given a clear choice, so we work hard in recruiting and deliberate seriously in endorsing candidates. All of the candidates we endorse sign a pledge to strongly support and uphold our progressive values.

Coalition Partner Logo Dignity/Seattle

Dignity/Seattle is a local chapter of DignityUSA and is a faith community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender Catholics, our families and friends in Seattle since 1973. We provide a safe environment for people to reconcile our God-given gifts of sexual orientation and our Catholic faith through gay-affirming liturgies. Being part of the Dignity/Seattle family means claiming ownership of our faith and living up to the responsibilities of that ownership. We celebrate the wholeness and holiness of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics.

Coalition Partner Logo disAbility Resources of Southwest Washington

Our Mission

Empowering individuals with disabilities by creating opportunities, promoting choice, advancing equal access, educating, and furthering independent living.

Coalition Partner Logo Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN)

The Domestic Abuse Women’s Network provides services to survivors of domestic violence and their children.  DAWN has been providing culturally competent services to survivors in South King County since 1980.

Coalition Partner Logo Downtown Seattle Association

Our Mission: To champion a healthy, vibrant urban core

Established in 1958, the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) is a membership organization that works to revitalize and develop Downtown Seattle into a thriving, world-class destination.

Coalition Partner Logo East Shore Unitarian Church

East Shore Unitarian Church is a Welcoming Congregation. We are a caring, religious community inspired by our Unitarian Universalist heritage. We grow souls and bring peace and justice to our lives and our world.

Coalition Partner Logo Eastern Washington Voters

Eastern Washington Voters is a membership organization that advances progressive candidates and issues through the electoral process.

Coalition Partner Logo Economic Opportunity Institute

The Economic Opportunity Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy center advancing new ideas to build an economy that works – for everyone. We pursue change through research, media outreach, public dialogue and policy initiatives that help make Washington State a better place to live, work and do business.

Coalition Partner Logo Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church

Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church has been in Edmonds for over 50 years.
We are a welcoming and vibrant community engaged is social, spiritual, creative and intellectual pursuits in accordance with the seven principles of our UU organization.
We are lucky to have Rev. Charlotte Cowtan as our interim minister for the 2009-10 church year while we continue our search for a settled minister.

Our Church Board just voted to endorse Ref. 71 as a faith organization. Many many individual members already support the referendum.

Coalition Partner Logo El Centro de la Raza

As an organization grounded in the Latino community, our mission is to build unity across all racial and economic sectors, to organize, empower, and defend our most vulnerable and marginalized populations and to bring justice, dignity, equality, and freedom to all the peoples of the world.

Coalition Partner Logo Entre Hermanos

The mission of Entre Hermanos promote the health and well being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community in a culturally, socially, and emotionally appropriate environment, creating a model conducive to the needs of the community.

Coalition Partner Logo Equal Rights Washington

Equal Rights Washington (ERW) is a statewide political advocacy organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community of Washington State. ERW works to end discrimination against LGBT people throughout the state.

Coalition Partner Logo Equality Federation

Equality Federation will achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in every state and territory by building strong and sustainable statewide organizations in a state-based movement.

Coalition Partner Logo Equity Foundation

Founded in 1989, Equity Foundation works to eradicate prejudice towards the sexual and gender minority communities of Oregon. By working with organizations and philanthropic donors, we are able to fund change and change attitudes through granting and scholarship opportunities.

Coalition Partner Logo Evergreen Fellowship Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Evergreen Fellowship is the elected leadership of this Unitarian Universalist community in Snohomish County.

Coalition Partner Logo Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a community of 170 members in Marysville, WA. Our foremost principles are: the inherent worth and dignity of every person; and justice, equity, and compassion for all persons. With a unanimous vote of our congregational meeting on Oct. 11, we affirm as a congregation entire Ref. 71 and the rights of Domestic Partners. We are a Welcoming Congregation, meaning that we warmly and gladly include gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in our community. Learn more about us at www/

Coalition Partner Logo Families Like Ours

Families Like Ours (FLO) is the premier national independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 Adoption Exchange. We welcome the diversity of all pre and post adoptive-foster families so they can be permanent families for children in the US foster care system.

Coalition Partner Logo Fauntleroy Church United Church of Christ

As an open and affirming congregation, the members and staff of Fauntleroy Church in West Seattle are committed to fostering community among people of all races, cultures and sexual orientations.

Coalition Partner Logo Filipino Lawyers of Washington

About the Filipino Lawyers of Washington. The Filipino Lawyers of Washington is a professional association of lawyers in the Filipino community dedicated to fostering the exchange of ideas and information among and between its members and other members of the legal profession, the judiciary and the community; promoting the professional growth of its members; assisting in efforts to diversify the legal profession; cooperating with other organizations of minority attorneys; celebrating Filipino culture; and providing a vehicle and forum for the expression of opinions and positions about current social, political, economic, legal or other matters or events that concern the members of the association.

Coalition Partner Logo First United Methodist Church of Seattle

Seattle’s first congregation, established in 1853, First Church is proud to support R-71. We urge passage of this referendum to provide full partnership rights for all Washington citizens.

Coalition Partner Logo First United Methodist Church of Tacoma

Mission Statement

As Christ in the City, this church stands as a beacon to those in need, those for whom the walls of hostility often mean marginalization,  economic despair, addiction and spiritual bankruptcy.  This community seeks to celebrate God’s love by tearing down those walls – one prayer, one meal and one embrace at a time.  To this end we share our money, talent and time.

Coalition Partner Logo Freedom Socialist Party

The Freedom Socialist Party boldly confronts and makes sense of the dizzying events shaping a world in permanent termoil. We are Marxists, Trotskyists, feminists, revolutionary integrationists and humanists who believe in the importance of the leadership of people of color, women and sexual minorities, in other words, those that face the most discrimination are the best at leading the way out of current injustices engendered by a system of production for private profit.

Coalition Partner Logo Freely Speaking Toastmasters

Freely Speaking Toastmasters is “open to everyone” and is created by and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community of the Seattle area, and enhances the opportunities of Toastmasters International by providing an open environment that is professional, affirming, and fun.

Coalition Partner Logo Fuse

Fuse is a state-based online advocacy group working to provide a cutting edge online organizing and communications hub for Washington State. Fuse is focused primarily on securing major advances in progressive public policy for Washington State.Fuse is bringing people together to make our state more progressive. Fuse offers busy but concerned people fast, easy and fun ways to make their voice and values heard and make a difference.

Coalition Partner Logo Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Coalition Partner Logo Gay City Health Project

Gay City Health Project is a multicultural gay men’s health organization that promotes the health of gay and bi men and prevents HIV transmission by building community, fostering communication and nurturing self-esteem.

Coalition Partner Logo Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN Washington State strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Coalition Partner Logo GayLawNet®

GayLawNet® is dedicated to providing general information and resources concerning the law as it affects the global gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (GLBTI) community and the simplest access to a gay or lesbian (or gay or lesbian-friendly) lawyer.

Coalition Partner Logo Greater Seattle Business Association

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and Allied business and professional chamber of commerce, proudly serving our community since 1981. GSBA is the largest business chamber of its kind in the United States, and the second largest business chamber in Washington State. More than a chamber, GSBA is a vibrant community organization with a broad and diverse membership base.

Coalition Partner Logo Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Since 1882 the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce has led the business community’s efforts to create a more prosperous region for all. Today the Greater Seattle Chamber is the largest and most diverse network of influential business leaders in the Puget Sound region. Our nearly 2,400 member companies represent businesses of all types and sizes and are located throughout the metro area, from Marysville to Tacoma. We work together to foster a globally competitive, job-growing economy that supports a sustainable, high quality of life for all residents.

Coalition Partner Logo Green River Community College GSA

Promoting acceptance through understanding.

Coalition Partner Logo Group Health

Patient care is the heart of Group Health. We are committed to providing our members with high quality, safe care that is easy to access and affordable.

We are proud of our national reputation as a pioneer in evidence-based medicine, using information technology to improve care, applying research to clinical practice, and defining the ideal model for delivering care for patients with chronic diseases.

Coalition Partner Logo Hour Forum

We here at LHMI Productions- who present Hour Forum the longest running LGBT television program in the Pacific northwest are happy to announce that yes, we do support Referendum 71!

We have recently done total of three television programs- one hour long, about the referendum.
We are in this for the fight, the victory, and challenge that faces each of us.

While we see many in our community being bashed, treated as third class citizens, we here at LHMI Productions say  “enough”.

Coalition Partner Logo Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

Coalition Partner Logo Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Everyone is welcome at Immanuel. Diversity celebrates the image of God in all people.

We blend spirituality with thoughtful reflection to try to live lives full of God.

All of our programs use creativity: music, art, prose, poetry and film to enhance our time together.

Fighting hunger, working for social justice and improving the environment are part of God’s mission for us.

Coalition Partner Logo Ingersoll Gender Center

Ingersoll Gender Center supports transgendered people towards growth and well being. We provide support, education, advocacy and information resources for people interested in gender identity issues, and for service providers, employers, families and friends in order to promote understanding, awareness and acceptance of gender diversity.

Coalition Partner Logo Inland Northwest Business Alliance

The Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA) is Spokane’s Gay Chamber of Commerce with members in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. We network closely with our sister chamber in Seattle, the Greater Seattle Business Association as well as other GLBT chambers at regional and national leadership conferences. The alliance is an affiliate chamber of National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).

Coalition Partner Logo Inland Northwest LGBT Center

Building LGBT community…together. 

Our Mission:
To build a vibrant LGBTQ community through collaborative programs promoting education, advocacy and wellness.

Coalition Partner Logo Inland Oasis

The mission of Inland Oasis is to develop and maintain a community center in which to conduct and support educational, social and health programming for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and allied communities on the Palouse, Southeastern Washington and North Central Idaho.

Coalition Partner Logo Inlaws & Outlaws

With remarkable honesty, good humor, great music and real heart,the film Inlaws & Outlaws weaves together true stories of couples and singles, gay and straight to celebrate what we all have in common: we love.

Coalition Partner Logo International Brotherhood of Electical Workers Local 46

IBEW Local 46 continues its proud tradition of quality craftsmanship, leadership in our community, excellent wages and benefits for members, and innovation in organizing the unrepresented.

Coalition Partner Logo Island County Democrats

This is the official organization of the Democratic party in Island County. The governing body is our Central Committee which is the elected Precinct Committee Officers and their elected officers.

Coalition Partner Logo Japanese American Citizens League

Founded in 1929, the JACL is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States .  The JACL monitors and responds to issues that enhance or threaten the civil and human rights of all Americans and implements strategies to effect positive social change, particularly to the Asian Pacific American community.  See their Website

Coalition Partner Logo Jewish Family Service

Mission of Jewish Family Service

We deliver essential human services to alleviate suffering, sustain healthy relationships and support people in times of need.

Values of Jewish Family Service

  • Guided by our Jewish tradition of repairing the world, we are committed to:
  • Treating people with dignity and compassion
  • Providing culturally relevant services
  • Helping people help themselves
  • Reflecting the changing face of the community
  • Collaborating with others to broaden our reach

Coalition Partner Logo Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle works to ensure a vibrant Jewish community that is connected locally, in Israel and worldwide.

Coalition Partner Logo Join the Impact

Join the Impact (JTI) is a grassroots and netroots organization geared at gaining full equality for the LGBTQI community through outreach, education, and demonstration.It began on November 7th, 2008 with two friends emailing back and forth about the California passage of Proposition 8.  What grew out of this was a spirit of netroots activism that led to the 300 city international protests of Proposition 8 on November 15th, 2008.  Since then, JTI has evolved into an organization that has called for specific actions every month from city leaders and organizers around the globe.

Coalition Partner Logo King County Bar Association

Founded in 1886, KCBA is the largest voluntary bar association in the state of Washington, with over 5,000 members including attorneys, judges, and law professors. Our mission is to promote a just, collegial, and accessible legal system and profession; to work with the judiciary to achieve excellence in the administration of justice; and to serve our local community through organized pro bono legal services, judicial candidate ratings, and other public policy initiatives.

Coalition Partner Logo King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The mission of the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCCADV) is to work to end domestic violence by facilitating collective action for social change. In county-wide public policy and education efforts, the Coalition provides leadership on behalf of community based victim service agencies and their allies. The Coalition strives to represent the diverse interests of victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Coalition Partner Logo King County Democrats

The King County Democrats embrace the principles of the Democratic Party, and work across King County to promote those principles by building a strong party organization, recruiting candidates and electing Democrats. The organization works closely with the Washington State Democrats, the 16 Legislative District Democratic organizations, and our elected officials.

King County, Washington is the 12th most populous county in the United States, and contains nearly a third of all voters in the State of Washington. Seventeen (17) different Legislative Districts represent at least some precincts within parts of the county, as well as 5 out of the 9 Congressional Districts of the State delegation.

The Democratic Party is very strong in King County. Four of the five Congressional Districts, the 1st, 2nd, 7th and 9th, are represented by Democrats, and most of the Legislative District representatives to Olympia are Democrats. The party organizations at a local level are getting stronger every year.

Coalition Partner Logo King County Medical Society

Founded in 1888, the Medical Society’s mission is to support its members in delivering the best care, to champion the public welfare and to promote the highest ideals of medical practice.

Coalition Partner Logo Kirkland Congregational Church

Kirkland Congregational Church is a United Church of Christ congregation. We are an Open and Affirming, progressively Christian church and a member of the Greater Kirkland Ecumenical Parish. No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Coalition Partner Logo Kitsap County HIV AIDS Foundation

The Kitsap County HIV AIDS Foundation promotes health and social services in a non-judgmental environment for those who are HIV positive and their significant others.  The foundation’s mission is to develop a knowledgeable and compassionate community, concerned with issues and prevention of HIV infection. The foundation works in cooperation with the Kitsap County Health District HIV AIDS Program.The Foundation’s success is due to our financial supporters, our volunteers who provide services and our volunteer board of directors.  In order to continue to provide for those living with HIV/AIDS and their families, we gratefully accept donations, grants & memorials.  We welcome your participation and thank you for your generosity.

Coalition Partner Logo Kol HaNeshamah

Kol HaNeshamah is an intimate congregation with a warm approach to tradition. Ours is a progressive synagogue community rejoicing in Torah, Avodah (Worship/Prayer), Tzedek and Tikkun (Justice and Healing), but specializing in K’hillah (Community). We are a diverse congregation of households from West Seattle and beyond who are building an intimate Jewish community committed to progressive beliefs, practice and inclusivity.

Coalition Partner Logo Korean American Bar Association of Washington (KABA)

The Korean American Bar Association of Washington (”KABA”) was
established with the objective of fostering the exchange of ideas and
information among and between KABA members and other members of the
legal profession, the judiciary, and the community. One of KABA’s goals
is to encourage and promote the professional growth of the members of
KABA and to provide an opportunity for fellowship among KABA members.
Another goal is to provide service to the general and local community.
KABA aims to develop and encourage cooperation with other organizations
of minority attorneys and to provide a vehicle and forum for the unified
expression of opinions and positions by KABA upon current social,
political, economic, legal, or other matters or events of concern to the
members of KABA. KABA is a strong supporter of diversity throughout our
legal community and works closely with other specialty bar organizations
to promote diversity initiatives and justice on a statewide level.

Coalition Partner Logo Lake Washington Educational Association

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Coalition Partner Logo Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

Coalition Partner Logo Latina/o Bar Association of Washington

The purpose of the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington is to represent the concerns and goals of Latino attorneys and Latino people of the State of Washington.  To do so, we encourage and promote the active participation of all Latino attorneys throughout the State and seek the involvement of Latino political, governmental, educational and business leaders. Efforts are made to encourage and assist Latino students and to recognize the needs and voice the concerns of Latino people and their communities. Of importance is the need to promote Latino judicial appointments, encourage respect for the integrity of the judicial system, and the pursuit of fairness, justice and equality. It is further our goal to become a unified and active participant within the legal community of the State of Washington and assist in providing solutions to the problems that confront our legal system and communities.

Coalition Partner Logo Latino Political Action Committee

The Latino Political Action Committee of Washington is a progressive organization of Latinos that was formed in 2005. Since its formation, the Latino PAC has screened and endorsed several state and city candidates. The Latino PAC is lead by an Executive Board of local Latino leaders and offers individuals and contributors an opportunity to work on advancing the political power and well being of all Latinos in Washington State.

Coalition Partner Logo League of Education Voters

The League of Education Voters works to create an educational system in which every student has an equal and adequate opportunity to succeed in work and in life. Washington’s children are our first and most important constituents.

Citizen-founded and citizen-funded, LEV is the only Washington-based organization working to improve education from early learning through higher education. This wide lens allows us to identify promising reforms across the educational spectrum and unite diverse constituencies who might otherwise remain focused on narrow agendas.

Coalition Partner Logo League of Women Voters of Kitsap County

MISSION…The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Coalition Partner Logo League of Women Voters of Seattle

The League of Women Voters of Seattle believes that sensible, responsible civil discourse and action based on substance rather than partisanship is essential for civic improvement and that we can help make democracy work through informed participation in government.

The League, while political, is non-partisan and does not support, rate, or endorse candidates. We do, however, sponsor free, non-partisan candidate debates, monthly public forums and ballot issues forums. We also advocate on issues such as education, transportation, land use, ethics and healthcare.

Coalition Partner Logo Legal Voice

Legal Voice, founded in 1978 as the Northwest Women’s Law Center, has been the vanguard organization bringing groundbreaking litigation and fighting for landmark legislation to ensure justice for women in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. As an action-oriented, diverse organization, Legal Voice is committed to securing and protecting the rights of all women. They are a vital force in the community, making substantive, lasting changes through legislation and litigation designed to have a far-reaching public impact, and by empowering women with knowledge about their legal rights.

Coalition Partner Logo Lesbian and Gay Child Care Task Force

The Lesbian and Gay Child Care Task Force of King County provides resources and support to teachers, caregivers and families committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments – especially for LGBT families.

Coalition Partner Logo Libertarian Party of Washington

The nation’s third party. We support equal rights for all people, all of the time.

Coalition Partner Logo Lifelong AIDS Alliance

Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing practical support services and advocating for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS.

Coalition Partner Logo Log Cabin Republicans

Log Cabin Republicans of Washington is the home for mainstream gays and lesbians who want to make a difference in their state and country. We care deeply about equality, and we hold Republican views on crime, fiscal responsibility and foreign policy. We believe in individual rights rather than group rights. We believe in limited government rather than big government. We believe that free markets lead to free people, and that all Americans should be able to participate fully in the political process.

Coalition Partner Logo Loren Miller Bar Association

The Loren Miller Bar Association, originally formed in Seattle in 1968, is at its core a civil rights organization, focused on addressing the issues of race, and social and economic disparities that affect the African-American community. The Loren Miller Bar Association’s history reflects the birth, growth, maturation and success of the African-American legal community, and its commitment to access to justice, within the State of Washington.

Coalition Partner Logo Lutheran Public Policy Network of Washington State

Lutheran Public Policy Network of Washington State is one of the twenty State Public Policy Offices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As a partnership ministry of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, the three Washington synods of the ELCA, and the ELCA Division for Church in Society, we work to advocate on behalf of all God’s creation.

Coalition Partner Logo Mainstream Republicans of Washington

Mainstream Republicans of Washington was founded over 30 years ago to provide a voice for moderation within the Republican Party. We believe in President Ronald Reagan’s inclusive view of the party and work to ensure that both moderates and conservatives have a voice in the Republican Party of Washington State.

Coalition Partner Logo Metropolitan Community Church of Seattle

The oldest (and first) LGBT congregation in the Pacific Northwest. MCC Seattle has never had to have a vote to determine who is welcome to our congregation. Our hearts and doors are open to all of God’s Rainbow Creation.

Coalition Partner Logo Metropolitan Democratic Club

Our mission: the MDC promotes debate of important public issues and works for the Democratic principles of political reform, open government, protection of the environment, corporate responsibility, fair taxes, health care for all, civil rights, civil liberties, labor rights, educational excellence, the rule of law at home and abroad, and the welfare and peace of the world.

Coalition Partner Logo Micah Project – Tacoma

The Micah Project is the social justice ministry of the First United Methodist Church in Tacoma. We work to promote peace, economic justice and GLBT rights.

Mission: Our Mission is to facilitate the relationship between individuals, their faith, and the community in order to embody the prophetic mandate to “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with their god”. Our current programmatic priorites are 1.) promoting peace in Iraq and other areas in conflict 2.) advocating for economic justice locally and globally and 3.) strengthening the GLBT community

Coalition Partner Logo Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington

The Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington (MELAW) is a non-profit legal organization for attorneys and law students of Middle Eastern descent, along with their friends and supporters. MELAW seeks to advance the goals of its members, provide a legal voice for the Middle Eastern community in Washington, address and educate the public on legal and political issues facing Middle Easterners, and offer resources as well as networking and mentorship opportunities for its members and the public.

Coalition Partner Logo Minority Executive Directors Coalition

As the only coalition of its kind in Washington state, MEDC of King County plays a critical role as advocate, catalyst, leader, convener and educator on issues concerning people of color. Advocacy is the backbone of all our efforts. We work with community-based health, human services, economic development agencies, legislators, government officials, school districts and others to influence and shape public policies affecting people of color.

Coalition Partner Logo Monroe Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

We are located in Monroe, Washington and we are an “Open and Affirming” church,a community of God’s people, joined in a spiritual journey,encouraging discussion, sharing thoughts and ideals. We welcome people from varied traditions and value each one’s gifts. Our church has unanimously voted to adopt a resolution to support the approval of Referendum 71 and is committed to making that public in our community.

Coalition Partner Logo Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood

Our goal is to ensure that every individual has the information, services, and freedom to make healthy, responsible decisions about sex, sexuality, and parenthood.

Coalition Partner Logo NAACP – King County Chapter

From the ballot box to the classroom, the dedicated workers, organizers, and leaders who forged this great organization and maintain its status as a champion of social justice, fought long and hard to ensure that the voices of African Americans would be heard. For nearly one hundred years, it has been the talent and tenacity of NAACP members that has saved lives and changed many negative aspects of American society.

Coalition Partner Logo NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in Washington state, and we believe that every woman should be able to make personal decisions about the full range of reproductive health options. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington works to protect every woman’s right to access the full range of reproductive health options, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Coalition Partner Logo National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

NAPAWF is the only national, multi-issue APA women’s organization in the country. NAPAWF’s mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for APA women and girls. Visit their Website

Coalition Partner Logo National Association of Social Workers – Washington State Chapter

Washington State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is a membership organization with a dual mission of enhancing the profession of social work and promoting diversity, inclusion and social justice.

Coalition Partner Logo National Center for Lesbian Rights

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

Coalition Partner Logo National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. They do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and by building the organizational capacity of the movement.

Coalition Partner Logo National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington

The NWPC is a multi-partisan grassroots membership organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected and appointed office at all levels of government. Our mission is to identify, mentor, educate and support women leaders in our community who demonstrate a commitment to Reproductive Freedom and Women’s Economic and Social Equality.

Coalition Partner Logo New Americans Action Fund

The purpose of the New Americans Action Fund is to elect pro-immigrant rights leaders to public office.

Coalition Partner Logo Northwest Indian Bar Association

The Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA) is a non-profit organization comprised of Indian attorneys and judges in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and in spirit in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, which aspires to improve the legal and political landscape for the Pacific Northwest Indian Country. The purposes and goals of NIBA are:

  • To represent and foster the education and welfare of Native American attorneys, paralegals and tribal court personnel of the Pacific Northwest
  • To provide role models and mentors in the legal profession for Indian people, particularly Native American youth and law students
  • To encourage and promote pro bono legal work and civic involvement that benefits Indian people on reservations and in urban areas throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Coalition Partner Logo Olympia Food Co-op

The Olympia Food Co-op’s two stores offer a wide selection of local, organic, and natural foods and products. The co-op is member owned, collectively managed, and committed to being a community resource that practices and promotes nutritional awareness, local farming and production, environmental responsibility, and social and economic justice. Fresh, affordable, and local. Everyone is welcome!

Coalition Partner Logo OneAmerica

OneAmerica is committed to the vision of a unified nation with justice for all. Their mission is to advance the fundamental principles of democracy, justice, and human rights at the local, state and national levels. They work with community partners and with partners across the nation to protect and strengthen fundamental American rights for all people, especially immigrants.

Coalition Partner Logo Open Arms Community Church


We celebrate God’s presence in transformational worship.


We communicate God’s Word through our daily words and works by offering various support groups including support for people with HIV/AIDS and those who are socally and financially disadvantaged.


We incorporate all of God’s family into our fellowship by supporting a diverse and multi-cultural community.

Coalition Partner Logo Organization for Research and Learning

ORL originally began as a small organization in Seattle with two staff members who served four children during our first year. Since then, they have grown to include ten clinical staff members who serve approximately 65 children and families within our private practice and provide outreach services. ORL continues to maintain high levels of quality in the services they provide. They continue to contribute to the autism and behavior analysis communities both in the Puget Sound area and across the United States and other countries.

Coalition Partner Logo Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Seattle

Founded in 1973, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. OCA aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations of nearly 15 million Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. It is the first and only national Chinese American civil rights organization headquartered in D.C . OCA does not advocate support or encourage the policies or practices of any other country.

Coalition Partner Logo OUT for Sustainability

OUT for Sustainability brings the LGBTQ together with social and environmental sustainability, connecting macro issues with individual choices and impact, through partner led events, education, consulting and advocacy.

Coalition Partner Logo Out in Tacoma

The Rainbow Center’s mission is to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by providing education, resources, information and opportunities for empowerment to individuals and organization with the south Puget Sound area. We believe that having a unified voice strengthens the community as a whole by contributing to the richness of diversity found in the South Sound area.

Coalition Partner Logo Pacific Northwest Reconciling Ministries Network

Pacific NW Reconciling Ministries Network is an affiliate of the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN). Like the RMN we work for the full participation of all people in the United Methodist Church in the Pacific NW Conference (Washington & Northern Idaho).

Coalition Partner Logo Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane

The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane is committed to honoring the unique and dignified experience of every human being. To this end, PJALS invites input from a wide variety of community groups and individuals, seeking to integrate our experiences, honor our diversity and thereby strengthen the emerging diversity of our community. We want participation and representation from families, low wage workers, faith communities, unions, and identity-based civic and advocacy organizations. We acknowledge the differences of community members with regard to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, physical ability, socioeconomic and cultural back ground, educational levels, marital status, and family circumstance.

Coalition Partner Logo People for Peace, Justice, and Healing

People for Peace, Justice, and Healing meets every Saturday morning to share concerns and plan activities. We are involved in educational events, lectures, study groups, workshops, and calls for community action. Please consider joining us. All people of good will are welcome!

Coalition Partner Logo People For the American Way

People For the American Way is dedicated to making the promise of America real for every American: Equality. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. The right to seek justice in a court of law. The right to cast a vote that counts. The American Way.

Coalition Partner Logo PFLAG National and WA State Chapters: Bellevue/Eastside, Bellingham, Everett/Snohomish, Friday Harbor, Kitsap, Lower Columbia, Olympia, Seattle, Skagit/Sedro-Wooley, Southwest Washington, Spokane, Tacoma, Walla Walla

Parent’s, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) persons, their families and friends through:

• Support, to cope with an adverse society;
• Education, to enlighten an ill informed public; and
• Advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal rights. 

PFLAG provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Coalition Partner Logo Phinney Ridge Gospel Choir

The Phinney Ridge Gospel Choir is a ministry of Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church. Focusing on Black Gospel Music, Spirituals, and South African Freedom Songs, the 30 voice choir is a high-energy chorus that participates in worship 1-2 times per month as well as sings in the community. Anyone with an interest is invited to join the choir.

Coalition Partner Logo Pierce County AIDS Foundation

Pierce County AIDS Foundation, through education and service, prevents HIV infection, assists persons affected by HIV/AIDS, addresses related health problems, and combats associated stigma and discrimination.

Coalition Partner Logo Pierce County Human Services Coalition

The Pierce County Human Services Coalition is a consortium of nonprofit organizations that work in the human services field. From food banks to dispute resolution, the Human Services Coalition members work together to strengthen services for low-income people in our community.

Coalition Partner Logo Pinay Sa Seattle

Pinay is a collective of Filipinas that celebrate our multifaceted identities, revolutionary history, and rich culture. We work to build a community in the Seattle area invested in educating, defending, and advocating for the human rights of Filipinas globally.

Coalition Partner Logo Planned Parenthood Votes! Washington

Planned Parenthood Votes! Washington (PPVW) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization educating Washingtonians and policy-makers about reproductive health issues. VOTES! lobbies and educates to advance Planned Parenthood’s mission and also engages in limited electoral activities.

Coalition Partner Logo Pride at Work

Pride At Work is an official constituency group of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations) whose purpose is to mobilize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice.Pride At Works seeks full equality for LGBT Workers in their workplaces and unions.

Coalition Partner Logo Pride Foundation

Grants, Scholarships and Leadership for the Northwest LGBTQ Community.

Coalition Partner Logo PRIDE Team of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane

The PRIDE Team of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane serves as a resource for church members and the Spokane community. We plan and oversee the children’s area at the OutSpokane Pride in the Park celebration each summer.

Coalition Partner Logo Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans

For more than a quarter century, we’ve been a forceful advocate for older Americans, their children and their families.

Today, we’re an active affiliate of the national Alliance for Retired Americans, born in 2001, 3 million strong, and growing.

Coalition Partner Logo Puget Sound Chapter, OLOC

Puget Sound OLOC is a regional chapter of the national organization, OLOC, Old Lesbians Organizing for Change. OLOC focuses on raising consciousness about ageism among old lesbians, the GLBT community and society at large. Visit their Website

Coalition Partner Logo QLaw

QLaw: The GLBT Bar Association of Washington is an association of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) legal professionals and their friends. QLaw serves as a voice for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender lawyers in the state of Washington on issues relating to diversity and equality in the legal profession, in the courts, and under the law. Visit their Website

Coalition Partner Logo Queer Foundation

The Queer Foundation is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Washington and dedicated to improving the educational situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Donations to the Queer Foundation support the Effective Writing and Scholarships Program, providing scholarships to talented and gifted writers.

Coalition Partner Logo Queer Kidz

Queer Kidz will try their best to provide the most current GLBTQ news and events. We provide help for all other GLTBQ tolerant organizations, especially High School, Middle School, and College GSA’s. We believe that we can all work together to make the world a more accepting place. No one should be harmed for who they are. We will try to prevent homophobic attacks by providing the community with information on HIV/AIDS and Suicide Prevention. Suicide rates for teenagers is at a high, and each life is precious to us. AIDS is an easily avoidable disease, we strongly encourage getting tested regularly and practicing safe sex.

Coalition Partner Logo Queer Sounds

Listen to this Spokane based radios show on Thursdays 6-8 pm on 92.3FM or online at

Coalition Partner Logo Rainier Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation Social Justice Committee

The Rainier Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, a lay-led group which meets at 12th and Warren each Sunday at 10:30 AM, welcomes and celebrates the presence and participation of transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual people. Our Social Justice committee works to inform, organize and transform our members, our community and our world towards justice, peace and freedom for all.

Coalition Partner Logo Raising Our Asian Pacific American Representation

MISSION: To promote the civic engagement of Asian Pacific Americans in Washington State and enable like-minded organizations to utilize data that informs grassroots civic action.  Vision: Washington residents of Asian Pacific Islander heritage are active participants in civic affairs and participate in public policy decision making, including service as elected and appointed officials, with the goal of full representation for all Washington residents.

Coalition Partner Logo Religious Coalition for Equality (RCE)

The Religious Coalition for Equality (RCE) is an interfaith association of lay persons and clergy committed to this twofold purpose; to educate Washington State citizens about, and to advocate for marriage equality for every couple and the civil rights of all.

Coalition Partner Logo Richmond Beach United Church of Christ

As a congregation of growing faith, called by God, shaped by Christ, and empowered by the Spirit:

We are a people who seek to understand, struggle with and celebrate personal and public life in light of our faith, its scriptures and traditions.

Coalition Partner Logo Safe Schools Coalition

The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools – at home and all over the world – become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Coalition Partner Logo Sahngnoksoo

Sahngnoksoo is a Seattle-based organization of Koreans and Korean-Americans creating social change. We work to build political power for the self-determination and liberation of Koreans of all identities including those who are adopted, immigrants, queer, and multiracial. We do this through collective learning, collaboration, solidarity, and organizing. Sahngnoksoo translates to “evergreen” and is a symbol of strength and commitment in Korean movement history.

Coalition Partner Logo Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church

Saltwater Church is a Unitarian Universalist congregation located in Des Moines, Washington and serving all South King County. It is officially a Welcoming Congregation and has taken a congregational vote to promote marriage equality in Washington State.

Coalition Partner Logo Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Sea Mar Community Health Centers is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and human services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos.

Coalition Partner Logo Seattle Chapter of the National Organization for Women

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest multi-issue feminist organization in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and Seattle NOW is one of the local 550 chapters that exist nationwide.

Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

Coalition Partner Logo Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27 IAFF, AFL-CIO

The objectives of Local 27 set by our Constitution and Bylaws are, in part:

  •  The fostering and encouragement of a higher degree of skill and efficiency in the fire service;
  • The cultivation of friendship and fellowship among its members;
  •  Also, the maintenance of proper remuneration for duty performed;
  •  The elevation and improvement of the moral, intellectual, social, economic, health, and safety conditions of its members.

Coalition Partner Logo Seattle First Baptist Church

We are a community of faith united in exploring what it means to follow the way of Jesus Christ, to be a people of God and to love and care for our neighbors. As a Church we will know no circles of exclusion, no boundaries we will not cross and no loyalties above those which we owe to God.

Coalition Partner Logo Seattle Gay News

The 3rd oldest Gay & Lesbian Newspaper publication in the United States / USA Proudly serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest for 35 years. Visit their Website

Coalition Partner Logo Seattle Men’s Chorus

Seattle Men’s Chorus was founded in 1979, and is the largest gay men’s chorus in the world with over 300 singing members.  Flying House Productions (FHP), the parent company for the Chorus, is the State of Washington’s largest and most influential choral organization and ranks third among the state’s music organizations in terms of budget, audience exposure, and ensemble size.

Coalition Partner Logo Seattle Metropolitan Elections Committee (SEAMEC)

SEAMEC interviews not only the high profile candidates for the US Senate and governor, but also candidates for local school boards and district courts.  All are seeking a measure of support from the LGBT community.

Coalition Partner Logo Seattle Out and Proud / Seattle Pride

Mission: To Create Unity, Honor Diversity, and Achieve Equal Human Rights throughout our Region and the World. Purpose: To Coordinate and Promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender PrideEvents in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, which Celebrate the Present, Envision the future, and Honor the Past.

Seattle Pride is one of the largest Pride events in the country, has no paid staff, and an all volunteer Board of Directors. Sponsorships are sought to offset expenses.

Coalition Partner Logo Seattle OUTprotest

Seattle is organizing in solidarity to the National March in DC.  It’s time we build a grassroots coalition of organizers from the full spectrum of LGBTQ and organizations.  This is a push for a movement to bring equality to all 50 states.  We have to show solidarity across the nation and demand equality.

The issues:
- Immigration
- Health Care for LGBTQ
- Schools/Bullying
- Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
- Referendum 71 (Stripping Domestic Partnerships in WA)
- Hate Crimes (The rise of hate crimes in Seattle)
- Labor
- Racism/Sexism within our community

Coalition Partner Logo Seattle Police Officers’ Guild

The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild is a not for profit corporation that receives no funding from government agencies or tax dollars. We strive to provide assistance to officers, their families and community members that need a helping hand. Over the years, we have been able to make funds available to families facing life threatening illnesses, sponsor children’s athletic leagues, and participate in the annual Bacon Bowl program. Most importantly, we work hard to protect the benefits, working conditions, training and equipment of our members so they can continue to work hard to protect all of us.

Coalition Partner Logo Seattle University Outlaws

The Seattle University School of Law OutLaws is a student organization dedicated to providing support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. OutLaws presents information to the legal community about issues facing LGBTQ people and works with the faculty and administration to eradicate barriers to the success of LGBTQ law students and their allies.

Coalition Partner Logo Seattle Women’s Chorus

Seattle Women’s Chorus which made its premier on stage in 2002 and has quickly grown to over 200 singers. Flying House Productions (FHP), the parent company for the Chorus, is the State of Washington’s largest and most influential choral organization and ranks third among the state’s music organizations in terms of budget, audience exposure, and ensemble size.

Coalition Partner Logo Secular Jewish Circle of Puget Sound

The Secular Jewish Circle of Puget Sound, established in 1994, is an affiliate of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. We welcome all who identify with the history, culture, and future of the Jewish People. Our mission is to bring people together to celebrate Jewish culture and heritage in a non-religious setting. We are committed to building our community and improving our world through cultural and educational activities and social activism.

Coalition Partner Logo SEIU Healthcare 1199NW

We are more than 22,000 health care workers across Washington State united for quality patient care and good careers in the health care facilities and agencies where we work.

We are a union ­— an independent organization created by employees to advocate for our common interests.

We believe that health care works best when health care employees have a strong voice in decision-making. We stand together to make sure that our pay and benefits allow every employee’s family to live a decent life.

Coalition Partner Logo SEIU Healthcare Local 775NW

SEIU Healthcare 775NW now represents almost 34,000 home care and nursing home workers in Washington state and Montana.

Coalition Partner Logo Senior Services

Senior Services is the most comprehensive non-profit agency serving older adults and their loved ones in Washington State. Established in 1967, we promote positive aging for thousands of seniors and their families each year through our integrated system of quality programs and senior centers. More than 3,000 volunteers, together with 250 employees, make our work possible and efficient.

Coalition Partner Logo Skagit County Democratic Party


The Skagit County Democratic Party sees a bright future with broad participation of diverse groups working together to create a healthy, equitable society incorporating government of the people, by the people, for the people.


The Skagit County Democratic Party is an inclusive political organization that seeks to elect Democrats committed to the core values of our consitutents and the Platform of the Washington State Democratic Party.

Coalition Partner Logo Snohomish County Democratic Party

The Democratic Party in Snohomish County is committed to activism as an act of personal responsibility, a responsibility each of us has to improve our communities at large rather than simply focusing on ourselves. You will find a variety of opinions within the Democratic Party. While our platform spells out our general principles, we do not adhere to a single view. We encourage lively debate and pluralism within our ranks. When there is disagreement we discuss, vote, and move forward. While some may not understand this uniquely Democratic trait, we believe diversity is the very foundation of freedom.

Coalition Partner Logo Society of Social Work Leadership in Health Care

The Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care is an association dedicated to promoting the universal availability, accessibility, coordination, and effectiveness of health care, while addressing the psychosocial components of health and illness.

We model and promote excellence of social work leadership in health care. It is our mission to lead, promote, develop, and support social work values, practice, and leadership in health care.

Our members work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health, home care and other medical settings in Washington State. We hope you will consider joining us.

Coalition Partner Logo South Asian Bar Association

SABA is an organization of South Asian legal professionals in the Northwest dedicated to providing access to legal resources and support for issues relevant to the South Asian community. SABA is also committed to identifying and advancing the areas where economic, social and political interests intersect with South Asian legal issues. Finally, SABA serves as a liaison between South Asian legal professionals and the legal community at large.

Coalition Partner Logo Spokane GLBT Film Festival

The Spokane GLBT Film Festival has been an annual event since Committee reviews films for 6-9 months prior to the film festival. Last year we review more than 40 films, ranging in length from 3 minutes to more than 2 hours. They are all evaluated based on quality of production, cost of rental (prices range from free to $1000 per film), timeliness, interest in the topic and uniqueness.  They then pare the wish list down to create a lineup of films that is within their budget and will fill the approximately 6 hours of showtime available in an entertaining way.

Coalition Partner Logo Statewide Poverty Action Network

Poverty Action is:

Creating Change – Poverty Action is a statewide network of individuals and organizations pushing for innovative policy solutions. The strength of our organization lies in the size of our membership and our ability to unite individuals to fight for a common cause. We reach out to people in all parts of the state to ensure we represent the diverse concerns of our community.

Speaking Truth – Poverty Action strives to ensure the public, the media and decision makers get the straight story. Through involvement of people with lower incomes, Poverty Action dispels the myths, holds government accountable, and promotes media coverage to forward real solutions.

Reclaiming Democracy – Poverty Action mobilizes its members to come together, get educated and act. Real people working together can make a difference. That’s why we organize people across the state to vote, march on the capitol steps, flood legislators with mail and phone calls, and testify at hearings. Together, we can make sure elected officials work for all Washington families.

Coalition Partner Logo Suquamish United Church of Christ

We are an Open & Affirming Congregation. Suquamish UCC promotes personal development and spiritual awakening to serve justice and compassion in our communities. We welcome and accept into worship, participation in church life, full membership and leadership, and are affirming to members of groups that continue to suffer injustice for reasons that may include sexual orientation, race, gender, ethnic background, age, marital status, physical ability, and developmental differences.

Coalition Partner Logo Tacoma Lesbian Concern

In 2009 Tacoma Lesbian Concern will celebrate 30 years as the oldest, continuously operating lesbian organization serving the south Puget Sound. We’re proud of all we’ve done, all the womyn we’ve met and supported, all the community service and educating we’ve performed, and the large family of womyn we’ve created. Oh yeah, and the potlucks, parties, dances, camping trips, holiday get-togethers, dinners out, picnics, retreats, etc., and, the approximately 2400 Newsletters we’ve published since 1979. See more at their Website

Coalition Partner Logo Tacoma Rainbow Center

The Rainbow Center is a safe, accessible and welcoming community space for meetings, activities and events that strengthen the lives of people in our community. We support Greater Pierce County by providing a centralized source of information and referral for and about the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. We provide visibility to the history, culture and diversity of our communities.

Coalition Partner Logo Tacoma Social Justice

Tacoma Social Justice is an organization dedicated to promoting justice and equality in our community.

Coalition Partner Logo Teamsters Local 117

Teamsters Local 117 represents approximately 16,500 men and women at more than 200 employers throughout the Seattle Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest. Members of Local 117 cover almost every profession imaginable. From warehouse workers to truck drivers, from law enforcement officers to waste water treatment professionals, from office clerical to public sector professional. If you can think of a job, there is probably a Local 117 member performing it somewhere in our region.

Coalition Partner Logo Temple B’nai Torah

We, the members of Temple B’nai Torah, a Reform Jewish congregation, strive to build a caring, inclusive K’hillah K’doshah (sacred community) and to fulfill the covenant between God and Am Yisrael (the Jewish People) by engaging together in the primary Jewish acts of Torah, Avodah and G’milut Hasadim – study, prayer and acts of loving kindness.

Coalition Partner Logo Temple Beth Am

Located in Seattle’s “Jewishly Happening” North End, we are a Reform synagogue committed to helping Jews and their loved ones build a joyful, spiritual, caring and egalitarian community. We are a vibrant center of learning and we enable each member to reflect the holy. We stand together in times of need and work together to bring about tikkun olam, healing of the world.

Coalition Partner Logo Temple Beth Or

Temple Beth Or is a warm, compassionate, vibrant, spirited, inclusive and participatory Reform Jewish community.  We are religiously and geographically diverse, serving the northern Puget Sound region of Washington State.

Coalition Partner Logo Temple De Hirsch Sinai

We seek to create a Kehillat Kedosha — a Holy Community.

This diverse and unique Temple family embodies the values of Jewish tradition balanced judiciously with the sensibilities of contemporary culture. Through our epic journey as a people, we have been bound together by a Brit or covenant — an enduring relationship with God, affirmed in community. This covenant provides us with much: friendship, love and care, meaning, study and a link to the transcendent. But for our Covenant Community to flourish and grow, there must be a sacred reciprocity. Our members must give of themselves, making an emotional, spiritual and financial investment in the whole.

Coalition Partner Logo Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Three Dollar Bill Cinema enriches, strengthens, and connects diverse communities by supporting queer film and by producing the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and other events.

Coalition Partner Logo Thurston County Democrats

We can use what we know to prevent social problems, laying a foundation for true economic and social justice; or we can continue to tolerate a system that abandons our minority communities and sends more young men to prison than to college. We choose justice.

We can reaffirm our founders’ faith that we are all created equal, and choose the path of unity; or we can continue to listen to those who fan the flames of fear, using race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation to divide us. We choose unity.

We can accept our responsibility to clean up our environmental mistakes and missteps and leave our grandchildren a legacy of clean air, fertile soil, and pure water; or we can continue to watch while pollution and global warming become more harmful and costly with each passing day. We choose responsibility.

Coalition Partner Logo TUFF (Tacoma United for Fairness)

Tacoma United For Fairness (TUFF) was formed in 2001 in Tacoma, Washington to defeat an initiative placed on the ballot that would have repealed anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. TUFF was successful in this endeavor, winning the initiative campaign by a 59% margin, the largest margin of victory for any such initiative campaign in the United States. TUFF remains active today and is committed to protecting and securing basic human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Coalition Partner Logo Twelve Hour Notice Theatre Troop

12 HR Notice is a collective public performance group in Capitol Hill, Seattle who have weekly free events.

Coalition Partner Logo UAW Local 4121

UAW Local 4121 is the Union representing approximately 4,500 Academic Student Employees (ASEs) at the University of Washington. This includes undergraduate and graduate students working as Research Assistants, Staff Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Reader/Graders, Tutors, and Fellows and Trainees who do similar work. The Union gives us the right to bargain with the UW over our wages, hours, benefits, and working conditions, allowing us a voice in decisions that affect us as ASEs.

Coalition Partner Logo UNITE HERE Local 8

UNITE HERE represents approximately 450,000 workers in the hospitality, gaming, food service, laundry, textiles and manufacturing distribution industries in the United States and Canada.

Coalition Partner Logo United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 21 is the largest private-sector local union in the state of Washington, with over 31,000 members working in grocery stores, and retail, health care, and other service sector jobs. Local 21 represents more retail and grocery employees and more professional and technical health care employees than any other union in the state. Local 21 was formed in October 2005, when a merger between UFCW Local 1001 and Local 1105 went into effect. Members of both unions voted by more than 97% to unite to form a larger, stronger union. Local 21 is the largest union in Washington State.

Coalition Partner Logo University Christian Church

University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Seattle’s University District, is a diverse community of Christians committed to worship, nurture, mission, and social justice. We are an open and affirming congregation, welcoming all persons as brothers and sisters in the faith. We are affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.

Coalition Partner Logo University Congregational United Church of Christ

An Open and Affirming congregation in the United Church of Christ, with GLBT members and staff and a long history of support.

Coalition Partner Logo University Unitarian Church

We are a welcoming community of unique individuals, coming together on our lifelong spiritual journeys and celebrating the diverse aspects of our free religious faith. We invite newcomers and visitors, members and friends to join with us as we seek truth with love and reason, and work toward a world that is just, compassionate, and beautifully sustained.

Coalition Partner Logo Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle strives to empower, enable and assist African Americans, other people of color, and disadvantaged individuals in becoming self-sufficient through public advocacy, providing services and developing strong business and community partnerships.

Coalition Partner Logo Vancouver Firefighters Union Local 452

The International Association of Fire Fighters, headquartered in Washington, DC, represents more than 295,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics who protect 85 percent of the nation’s population. More than 3,100 affiliates and their members protect communities in every state in the United States and in Canada. The IAFF is one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington; its Political Action Committee, FIREPAC, is among the top one percent of the more than 4,000 federal PACs in the country.

Coalition Partner Logo Vancouver First Congregational United Church of Christ

It is the mission of our church to follow Christ in faith and lead the community by example. We worship together with creativity and joy, being rooted in but not root-bound by Christian tradition. We commit ourselves to:

  • Encourage spiritual growth and loving service to others;
  • Reach out to people of all races, backgrounds and affectional orientations;
  • Work for social justice and peace.

Coalition Partner Logo Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (”VABAW”) was formed in 2005. Our goal is to provide mutual support for attorneys in the advancement of their careers, be a trusted guide and resource for students who aspire towards the legal profession, serve as a voice for the local Vietnamese American community, and represent Vietnamese American attorneys within the State Bar. Our current membership includes practicing attorneys from Seattle, greater King county, and Snohomish county.

Coalition Partner Logo Vista Youth Center

Because LGBT students are three times as likely as non-LGBT students to say they do not feel safe at school, and 90% of LGBT students have been harassed or assaulted during the past year*, we believe the need for the center is paramount to the Tri-Cities youths safety and health. We work with LGBTIQQA individuals 14-21 years old and offer unique combinations of direct service, social service, referrals. Our programs are youth-driven and based on the model of peer support and leadership. See their Website

Coalition Partner Logo Wallingford United Methodist Church

Wallingford United Methodist Church is a dynamic progressive faith community in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. A pioneer in the Reconciling Movement, Wallingford UMC has been welcoming and advocating for the rights of LGBT persons for over 25 years.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington Association of Churches

Washington Association of Churches (WAC) is a statewide ministry of Christian denominations, congregations, ecumenical ministries, clergy associations, church related ministries, religious orders and Christian colleges, universities and seminaries. United in a common faith, we work to deepen relationships with one another and promote the common good in our communities, state, nation and the world.

Since 1975, WAC has served as a focal point for dialogue, advocacy, action and reflection. Our work is rooted in the conviction that our Christian faith calls us to act with compassion for people and respect the sacredness of life. We feel called to the challenge of unity in our society by addressing the needs of community in our world.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington Bus

Put yourself on a bus full of young people and experience first-hand the revival of hope and energy in Washington politics. It’s not just any bus, of course. It’s the Washington Bus. And on any given Saturday it rolls into a town somewhere in our state, full of volunteers eager to work for positive change. The Bus provides a platform for young people to make their voices heard on issues that speak directly to our shared values: health, education, fairness, peace and prosperity.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs

WCSAP is a membership agency comprised of individuals and organizations dedicated to ending sexual assault in their communities. WCSAP’s mission is to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence through education, advocacy, victim services, and social change. WCSAP is committed to fostering a culture of respect, dignity, and autonomy for all individuals. We recognize that disrespect, ignorance, and the abuse of disparities in power are the roots of sexual violence. To that end, WCSAP endeavors to engage with agencies and individuals who share our commitment.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington Community Action Network

The mission of Washington CAN! is to achieve economic fairness in order to establish a democratic society characterized by racial and social justice, with respect for diversity, and a decent quality of life for those who reside in Washington State.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington Education Association

WEA is the state’s largest public employee union, along with being the dominant professional union for Washington’s public school employees. WEA leaders and staff work passionately to attract and retain great teachers and support employees, to strengthen the profession, to shape education policy and to provide a unified voice in support of stronger schools. The mission of the Washington Education Association is to advance the professional interests of its members in order to make public education the best it can be for students, staff and communities.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington Federation of State Employees — AFSCME Council 28

 Representing nearly 40,000 public employees, the Washington Federation of State Employees  (WFSE/AFSCME Cncl 28) is a vital, changing and growing organization.

WFSE/AFSCME is the largest union representing state agency and higher education employees in Washington. Our members include Community Corrections officers, direct-care workers, clerical workers, children’s services workers, environmental engineers, custodial workers, park rangers, highway maintenance employees, workplace safety employees, IT specialists, forensic scientists and many other positions dedicated to making our state a great place to live.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington Gender Alliance

A support and educational organization dedicated to helping people deal with the issues of gender identity and/or expression, be it their own, or those of someone in their lives.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance works to ensure that everyone in Washington State has access to safe and affordable housing. We do this through advocacy, communications, and mobilization.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington State Association for Justice

The Mission of the Washington State Association for Justice is to protect and promote a fair justice system and the right to trial by jury, and to ensure that any person who is harmed by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even in actions against the most powerful interests.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington State Bar Association

The WSBA is an administrative arm of the Washington State Supreme Court. It administers the admissions, licensing, and discipline functions for the lawyers in Washington. In addition, the WSBA provides many services to its 29,200 members.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

WSCADV is the leading voice to end domestic violence in Washington.

Founded in 1990 by survivors and their allies, WSCADV is a non-profit network of domestic violence programs. These programs serve survivors all over the state. And WSCADV serves these programs by:

Coalition Partner Logo Washington State Council of Fire Fighters

The WSCFF’s mission is to provide the best possible working conditions, the safest work environment, and the fairest wages and benefits to fulfill the needs of the men and women in this profession.  The council is active on local and national fronts with regard to issues that affect its members.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington State Democratic Party

State Democratic Party

Coalition Partner Logo Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center

The Holocaust Center’s mission is to inspire teaching and learning for humanity
in the schools and communities of this region through study of the Holocaust.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Widely considered to be the “voice of labor” in our state, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, represents and provides services for hundreds of local unions and trade councils throughout Washington state. The WSLC’s core programs are legislative advocacy, political action, communications and media relations, and assistance with organizing campaigns.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington State Nurses Association

The Purposes of the Washington State Nurses Association shall be:

  • To work for the improvement of health standards and the availability of health care service for all people.
  • To foster high standards of nursing.
  • To stimulate and promote the professional development of nurses and advance their economic and general welfare.
  • These purposes shall be unrestricted by considerations of age, color, creed, disability, gender, health status, life style, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington State Psychological Association

WSPA Diversity Statement

The Washington State Psychological Association encourages the participation of all psychologists and affiliates regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation. To this end, WSPA commits to multiculturalism.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington State Senior Citizens’ Lobby

“. . . to enhance the lives for senior citizens. . . through education and legislation.”

Coalition Partner Logo Washington Stonewall Democrats

The Washington State Stonewall Democrats’ mission is to stimulate in GLBTQ and allied people an active interest in governmental affairs and promote their involvement in the political process, to promote the acquisition of political power by the GLBTQ and Allies community, and to foster and perpetuate the ideals and principals of the highest degrees of justice and social welfare.

Coalition Partner Logo Washington Women Lawyers

Washington Women Lawyers (“WWL”) is Washington State’s largest organization dedicated to furthering the full integration of women in the legal profession and promoting equal rights and opportunities for women and preventing discrimination against them.

Coalition Partner Logo Western States Center

Western States Center works to build a progressive movement for social, economic, racial and environmental justice in the eight Western states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Coalition Partner Logo Westminster United Church of Christ

Our Covenant

I covenant with you, members and friends of Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ:

· To create and hold an open, trusting Christian Community where we can each discover our unique relationship with God:

· To accept you as we seek ways to resolve our differences, and to rejoice as a community of faith and trust:

· To seek opportunities for expression of faith by sharing talents and resources with our church, community and world;

· To celebrate with you the power of God’s call & God’s Love.

Coalition Partner Logo Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Coalition Partner Logo Whatcom Human Rights Task Force

The mission of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force is to promote and protect the rights of the human family. The WHRTF works to ensure an individual’s right to be treated with dignity and to live without fear of violence, intimidation, or discrimination based on group identification or personal characteristics. Such groups include, but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexual orientation (gender expression/identity), religion, age, class, disability, veteran/military status, political opinion or other arbitrarily assigned status.

Coalition Partner Logo Women’s Funding Alliance

Women’s Funding Alliance is the leading foundation in Washington state that invests in and advocates for women and girls. By strategically supporting organizations that promote progressive change for women and girls, we have a dramatic impact on the overall health of our community.

When women and girls thrive, the entire community benefits.

Coalition Partner Logo Woodland Park United Methodist Church

Woodland Park United Methodist Church is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network. The Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) is a growing movement of United Methodist individuals, congregations, campus ministries, and other groups working for the full participation of all people in the United Methodist Church.

Coalition Partner Logo Young Democrats of Washington

The mission of the Young Democrats of Washington is to stimulate in young people an active interest in governmental affairs and promote their involvement in the political process through our objectives of: training activists, working with campaigns, issue and policy work, community and public service, lobbying, and involvement in all levels of the Democratic party. YDWA is committed to promoting Democratic values and ensuring young voters have a voice in and access to the political process and to promote the principles of justice and social welfare.

Coalition Partner Logo YWCA Clark County

YWCA Clark County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Coalition Partner Logo YWCA of Kitsap County

The YWCA of Kitsap County is dedicated to ensuring the personal safety, rights, welfare, and dignity of those who experience domestic abuse while building partnerships and increasing community awareness to create positive social change.

Coalition Partner Logo YWCA Pierce County

The YWCA Pierce County’s purpose is to transform the lives of women and children through safety, healing and empowerment. Our national YWCA mission is Promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for ALL.

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