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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 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,

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

February 27, 2020

Huskies Vote (in the upcoming primary election)!

  Are you civically engaged? Most Huskies are. In a statewide survey, 87% of Huskies said they are frequent voters, 48% are political donors, and 56% say they regularly volunteer. So, Huskies, it’s primary time. Last week, we encouraged you to attend your town hall meetings. This week and next, we ask you to join alums across the country in

February 18, 2020

2020 Town Hall Meetings List

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

Your 2020 Town Hall Meetings

During the next couple of weeks, Washington state legislators will be returning to their respective districts or arranging telephone town halls to hear more about issues that matter to their constituents. This is an important opportunity to make sure your voice is heard! If you are able to attend a meeting, be sure to wear your Husky purple (UW apparel

UW Advocates: Mid-Session Update

We’re just past mid-session, and already we have plenty of information to report to our advocates. Let’s jump right in:   The Workforce Education Investment Act First, thank you to advocates who have sent more than 450 messages to legislators this session in support of maintaining the critical investments in the Workforce Education Investment Act (WEIA), such as expanded financial

February 3, 2020

It’s Husky Caucus Day 2020!

Today, Feb. 4, is Husky Caucus Day! Members of the UW Alumni Association are on their way to Olympia now to share their Husky pride with the State Legislature. Help us paint Olympia purple by writing to your elected officials today. We have two main messages for lawmakers: Thank you for your hard work, and please preserve the investments made

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