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November 14, 2022

2022 Midterm Election Results Are (Mostly) In

While a few races are still too close to call, Washington state elections are mostly final. Currently, election results show around 28 new officials in our State Legislature.  Congratulations to our new lawmakers – and thanks to UW Impact advocates for doing your civic duty and casting your votes. As we wait for the election to be certified in early

October 11, 2022

UW Impact Advocacy Training

Join UW Impact for its biennial advocacy training (virtual) on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. Before each budget session, UW Impact hosts an interactive opportunity to learn about the upcoming legislative session and to practice your advocacy pitch with other members of the UW community. Find out which budget requests and anticipated bills will advance the UW’s aims and

February 15, 2022

Alumni Advocacy Days | Feb 16, 17, 18

Time to mobilize, Huskies! We’re emailing our lawmakers this week, and this legislative session is chock full of budgetary requests and bills that address the higher education priorities YOU identified in our October 2021 survey: access and affordability, maintaining the UW’s quality and excellence, and expansion of high-demand degree programs. Here is the elevator speech version: We are supporting programs

October 15, 2021

Summer Book Club Selection Leads to Judicial System Refresher

UW Impact, along with the UW Alumni Association and UW Bookstore, continued our summer book club program partnership in 2021. This program began four years ago as a way to bring together UW alums from different political and philosophical backgrounds to read common books. We hoped to challenge one’s thinking, encourage civic dialogue, civic engagement and reflect statewide perspectives.  This

August 3, 2021

Vote and Read with UW Impact

Summer greetings from UW Impact! First, we strongly encourage all UW Impact advocates to participate in your civic duty to vote. Tuesday, August 3 – is Election Day here in Washington state. Ballot boxes close at 8pm. You still have time to vote! Your voice matters — make sure you use it. Second: it’s time for summer reading! Each summer,

June 9, 2021

Reflections from our UW Impact Intern

UW Impact’s student intern, Manaal Shafi, wrapped up her internship with UW Impact this month. Manaal graduated in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic with a dual degree in Political Science and Law, Societies & Justice degrees. At the end of her internship, she took time to share reflections on her work with us in helping to advocate for public higher education.

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

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

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