May 30, 2024

UW Impact: Who We Are

Check out this brief video to learn more about UW Impact, how we make a difference for students and higher education, and how YOU can get involved. Visit our Youtube Channel for additional content and videos.

Fall 2024 Will Bring a Major Legislative Shake-Up in Washington State

New faces will lead Washington state into the future at the start of 2025.  Not only will there be a new governor in Washington state as longtime incumbent Jay Inslee is not running for reelection, but there will be significant turnover in the State Legislature with 19 current legislators announcing that they will not run for re-election and several additional

March 14, 2024

It’s a Wrap: 2024 Session

The 2024 legislative session concluded on March 7 with key investments for the UW and higher education. Among the support that alumni advocates like you helped secure: In addition, the Legislature’s initial budget proposals did not include adequate funding for College in the High School, a statewide program with many participating high schools and higher education institutions. Thanks in part

February 23, 2024

Key UW Items Funded in Proposed State Budgets

Promising news! The House and the Senate have released their budget proposals, and they have fully funded most of the items UW Impact advocates have championed all session. Each year, UW Impact focuses on the alumni-identified priorities of access and affordability, high-demand degree programs, and educational quality and excellence. This year’s UW legislative agenda was light, but several significant items

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

October 20, 2023

Stay Civically Engaged with UW Impact

Each legislative session, UW Impact mobilizes alumni and friends of the UW to champion state investment in higher education. Your advocacy has helped secure funding for the Washington College Grant, expansion of high demand degree programs, student support services, and more. But what do we do when the Legislature isn’t in session? We offer programs to keep you informed about

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 2024-2025. 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,

June 12, 2023

Moving After Graduation? Bring Your Voice.

Congratulations, graduates! Your last paper is turned in, your textbooks are closed, and, for some of you – your boxes are packed. You’re off to new adventures at a new address. As you launch into adulting, don’t forget to bring your voice with you. How? Register to vote with your new address. This way, you’ll be ready for the primaries

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