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December 27, 2023

2024 Legislative Session Primer

The 2024 Session is right around the corner with the start of the New Year. Last year, UW Impact advocates sent almost a thousand messages to state lawmakers championing students, higher education, and the University of Washington. Our District Dawgs and other UW Impact advocates met with elected officials and attended town halls to show their support for the purple

August 3, 2023

Washington Primary Election Results are In

36 out of 39 Washington Counties held local elections on Aug. 1st. In all, 254 local races and 74 local measures were on the ballot for Washington voters.  Find out which candidates in your area were selected for the general election. See all the results on the Washington Secretary of State Page. Voter Registration Need to register or update your

July 19, 2023

Vote in Your Local Election on Aug. 1!

Primary elections are happening in 36 of 39 Washington State counties on Aug. 1, 2023.  In all, 254 local races and 74 local measures will be on the ballot for Washington voters.  Check out the Washington Secretary of State webpage to find out more about the electoral races and issues impacting your community. Need to register or update your voting

July 11, 2023

Become a Champion for Students and Higher Education

Our District Dawgs program is recruiting new advocates for 2023-2024. Care about the UW? Join our District Dawgs program and build relationships with state lawmakers in your legislative district to support students and higher education. Meet other dedicated and engaged Huskies, learn about and participate in the advocacy process, form personal relationships with lawmakers, make a difference in your community,

April 7, 2023

State Budget Negotiations: Bring it Home for UW

Last week we called on you to speak up for capital investments, and Huskies like you sent hundreds of emails in support of priorities such as the renovation of Anderson Hall and Phase 2 of the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House. Thank you! Now it’s time to turn our focus to state funding for academic programs, UW hospitals, compensation, student support services, and other

April 2, 2023

2023 Proposed Budgets and the Final Push

In addition to attending town halls and scheduling in-person constituent meetings, UW Impact advocates have sent more than 600 messages to legislators during the 2023 session, urging investments in compensation and high demand degrees, championing necessary funding for UW Medicine, and more.  Your voices made a difference.  The proposed budgets are out, and the news is fairly good.  Both the

February 2, 2023

District Town Halls 2023!

Over the next month Washington State legislators will be hosting both in-person and virtual town halls to hear about issues that matter to their constituents.  The majority of town hall meetings will take place in mid- March, but some legislators are already hosting events in their district!  These town halls are great opportunities to make sure your voice is heard.

January 10, 2023

Welcome to Session 2023

Welcome to the 2023 Washington State legislative session.  From January 9th until April 24, lawmakers will decide how they will support public higher education and other key priorities. This session, you can help the UW secure state resources to provide opportunities for the next generation of students and to produce the skilled workers and services needed for our communities to

December 22, 2022

The Governor’s Budget Funds a Number of UW Priorities

Governor Inslee has released his proposed budget for the next biennium.  The Governor’s budget is the starting point for each legislative session and tells the Legislature, and his constituents, what he thinks should be prioritized. Find out which UW priorities made it into the budget! The proposed budget is generally favorable and contains funding for key UW Impact priorities.  However,

November 29, 2022

2022-2023 Legislative Advocacy Training

Here at UW Impact, we’re preparing for the 2023 legislative session which starts on Monday, January 9. As a part of our prep, we’re making sure you – our advocates – feel ready for the upcoming session. In case you missed the live training, check out the recording of our Virtual Legislative Advocacy Training to get up to speed for

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