March 15, 2019

2019 Town Hall Meetings List

Find your district in the list below, and see the date and address of your town hall. Note that some districts are hosting multiple meetings! » Find your district

Your 2019 Town Hall Meetings

Legislators from across the state are heading home in the next few weeks to hear directly from constituents about the issues they care about most. Attend, wear your Husky purple, and speak out on behalf of the UW and public higher education! Now is the time to make your voice heard to your legislators. Please check out our interactive Town

March 11, 2019

Husky Caucus Day 2019!

On Thursday, March 14th, the UW Impact team, along with members of the UW Alumni Association Board of Trustees and other supporters of the University, will be headed to Olympia to deliver UW Impact-themed trinkets to our alumni currently serving in our State Legislature. Looking for a meaningful way to get engaged with the University and to advocate for higher

February 26, 2019

EVENT RECAP: Making the Case for Higher Ed

*Special guest blog from UW Impact intern, Kenny Applewhaite.                           UW Impact held its 5th annual Legislative Preview event on January 10, 2019. At the event, alumni, students, friends, and higher education advocates alike gathered to make the case that higher education IS for anyone and everyone that

February 6, 2019

2018 Higher Education Opinions Survey

In 2015, UW Impact conducted its first opinions survey to gain insight into what higher education issues they’d like to see prioritized. Three years later, in the fall of 2018, we conducted another opinions survey. The good news? Our alumni still deeply value higher education and the University of Washington. Here’s what we learned:

January 14, 2019

Legislative Session 2019 Begins!

Welcome back to session! We are thrilled to be mobilizing our alumni and higher ed supporters for a challenging legislative session. This past fall, we surveyed alumni* about higher ed and learned what they care about most for the University of Washington: Maintaining the high quality of a UW education Access and affordability Graduating students with high-demand skills and degrees

December 18, 2018

2019 Legislative Preview — College IS for Everyone: Making the Case for Higher Ed

Thurs. Jan. 10, 2019      7–8:30 p.m. HUB Lyceum Higher education is the surest path to opportunity. That’s why the UW and Washington’s other public institutions are working hard to help more students get to college, graduate and do great things. Over the course of the evening, two panel discussions will examine public perception of higher education and its value proposition —

November 27, 2018

The University of Washington’s 2019 State Legislative Agenda

The Washington State 2019 legislative session begins January 14th and is scheduled to last 100 days to craft biennial (two-year) operating and capital budgets for the state. Here is a preview of the requests the UW will make – and that UW Impact will champion, during the 2019 legislative session: Top Budget Priorities Maintaining Quality and Excellence: Four percent compensation

October 19, 2018

UW President Cauce’s Call to Action

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce delivered her annual address on October 16 with a powerful and resonant call to action. This address provides a forecast for the UW campus community, sharing highlights and anticipated challenges over the next year. Pres. Cauce had a clear and unequivocal message for the year ahead: public reinvestment in higher education is critical

August 29, 2018

2018 Candidate Survey

UW Impact conducts a non-partisan candidate survey prior to every Washington State legislative election in order to provide alums and UWAA members with information on the candidates who champion the value of public higher education. Please see below for your candidates’ answers to UW Impact’s 2018 higher education questionnaire. You may search by candidate name, legislative district and sort information

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