UW Impact

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

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

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

October 23, 2019

UW Impact <3’s the 509

  UW Impact knows the purple pride of the 509. We even have affirming research that shows how far and wide the Husky love spreads here in Washington state. Help us bring your 509 pride to Olympia! UW Impact is the UW Alumni Association’s legislative advocacy program in support of the UW and public higher education. Each legislative session, we

April 5, 2019

Mixed Reviews of State Budgets for UW

Both chambers of the Washington State Legislature have released their proposed budgets, and the results are mixed for investment in the University of Washington. The good: The House fully funds the University’s requests for support in expanding capacity in high-demand degree programs and for additional resources in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. It does this through dedicated revenue, as proposed in HB

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