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

September 4, 2020

2020 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 2020 higher education questionnaire. You may search by candidate* name, legislative district and sort information

August 3, 2020

Common Ground Summer Book 2020

As you know, 2020 is a year of change. Many UW Impact advocates have read and listened along with our Common Ground summer media list over the past two summers. This year, we are pleased to replace our list with just one book. We invite you to read The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein, as part of the UW

June 10, 2020

Husky Caucus Directory

More than 30 members of the University of Washington alumni community show their commitment to public service by serving in the Washington State Legislature. These members are found on both sides of the aisle, hail from a wide array of educational backgrounds, and represent communities from across Washington state. The UW Impact Husky Caucus Directory highlights UW alumni serving in

May 26, 2020

The UW is “Girding for a Tough Financial Future.”

The Seattle Times published a comprehensive article on how our state’s higher ed institutions are “girding for a tough financial future” in the post-COVID era. The UW is prominently featured. We hope you will take a moment to learn more about what we, as advocates, face as we prepare to defend the UW from deep funding cuts in future legislative sessions.

May 20, 2020

COVID-19 and Economic Impact to the UW

The University of Washington has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 response since the pandemic reached the U.S. From the federal government’s reliance on the UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), to life-saving interventions at the UW Medical Center, to epidemiology graduate students participating in critical research, to UW psychologists researching the effects of social isolation,

April 10, 2020

UW Impact: Stronger Together

The challenges we face during the COVID-19 pandemic have reminded Huskies that we are stronger together, which is we invite you to stay connected to your UW community now more than ever. Not sure where to start? The UW Alumni Association has a variety of digital programs to help you expand your knowledge and stay engaged with the University. Visit

March 24, 2020

Stay Home Reading for Huskies

If you are looking for something to do while social distancing, consider taking this time to reflect on what unites us. UW Impact’s Common Ground reading list encourages Huskies to broaden our horizons and reflect on civic engagement. While times may be uncertain right now, these books offer an inspiring perspective on hope, community, and civic engagement.   Stirring explorations

March 13, 2020

End of Legislative Session: What Huskies Can Do

We hope all is well and that you and your loved ones are staying healthy. We are proud that the UW and other research institutions are helping to find solutions in this uncertain time. We know our governor and elected officials are busy navigating the effects and impact of COVID-19 across the state. We commend their efforts toward keeping us

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