April 5, 2021

How Did UW and Higher Ed Fare in Proposed Budgets?

The Washington State House and Senate released their proposed budgets late last week, both making solid investments in higher education even during an uncertain time. These investments signal their agreement with hundreds of UW Impact advocates who have made a compelling case for support since session began in January. Key investments for the UW include: Ensuring quality and excellence: $20M

March 17, 2021

2021 Mid-Session Legislative Update

We are more than halfway through the 2021 legislative session. Here is what you have helped us accomplish so far: Since our annual Husky Caucus Day on February 18th, advocates have sent more than 600 emails to state legislators in support of funding for higher education. Advocates have sent more than 300 emails in support of investment in UW Medicine

February 17, 2021

Husky Caucus Day 2021!

Today is Husky Caucus Day! The UW Impact team, along with key supporters of the University, are advocating for higher education investments and recognizing the 33 UW alumni currently serving in our State Legislature. Help us “paint Olympia purple” (even virtually!) by writing to your elected officials today- it takes less than a minute. UW volunteers are reminding legislators of

February 2, 2021

2021 (Remote) Town Hall Meetings

Over the next few weeks, Washington State legislators will be hosting virtual town halls through a variety of remote options- via telephone or online streaming platforms to hear about issues that matter to their constituents. Nowhere to drive, no crowds to fight: These virtual town halls are great opportunities to make sure your voice is heard. What will you say?

Husky Caucus Day and a Primer on Priorities

On February 18th, the UW Impact team, along with members of the UW Alumni Association Board of Trustees and other supporters, will meet with state lawmakers on Husky Caucus Day to advocate for support for the University of Washington and for public higher education. Advocates like you will amplify our voices in every district across the state by writing to

December 30, 2020

Governor’s 2021-23 budget proposal generous for higher ed

In mid-December, Governor Inslee released his 2021-23 budget proposal. The Governor’s budget was more generous to higher education than expected, despite lower revenue collections due to COVID-19. Inslee’s proposal is equity-focused, with an emphasis on the expansion of job skills training and job creation, both of which require new higher ed investment and protection of current investments. As UW Impact

December 16, 2020

Preparing for the ’21 Legislative Session

UW Impact is preparing for a historic legislative session! With the ongoing pandemic, this session will look different from previous sessions. We want to ensure that our volunteers and advocates know what to expect as we continue to support the UW and public higher education in this new virtual environment. Advocacy Training On December 8, UW Impact held a virtual

November 2, 2020

Husky Legacy of Civic Engagement

Huskies have a legacy of civic participation, whether it’s through voting, community engagement, running for office, or serving as an elected official. In fact, 41 UW alumni are vying for Washington State Legislature in tomorrow’s 2020 election! These candidates include 22 incumbents and are running in 28 different legislative districts. They represent a variety of different platforms, come from various

September 22, 2020

UW Impact Voter Resources and Events

UW Impact knows the importance of using your voice. Each legislative session we mobilize thousands of advocates in support of public higher education in the state of Washington. We keep the UW community educated, informed, and civically engaged. The most important act of civic engagement is voting. Explore our Get Out The Vote resources to guide you through the upcoming election

September 17, 2020

Presidential Debate Previews with KUOW

Join KUOW, UW Impact and the UW Alumni Association for a virtual conversation with KUOW journalists and UW-affiliated experts ahead of each presidential debate. We’ll guide you through what to expect, discuss how issues might impact Washington voters, offer local and national political analysis, and invite you to share your perspective. Bonus: James Beard Award-winning chef and UW alumna Renee

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