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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

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

November 2, 2020

Husky Legacy of Civic Engagement

Huskies have a legacy of civic participation, whether it’s through voting, community engagement, running for office, or serving as an elected official. In fact, 41 UW alumni are vying for Washington State Legislature in tomorrow’s 2020 election! These candidates include 22 incumbents and are running in 28 different legislative districts. They represent a variety of different platforms, come from various

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

February 18, 2020

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

January 24, 2020

February 4, 2020 | Husky Caucus Day

On Tuesday, February 4, the UW Impact team, along with members of the UW Alumni Association Board of Trustees and other supporters of the University, will be headed to Olympia to deliver UW Impact-themed trinkets to our UW alumni currently serving in our State Legislature. The Husky Caucus! Want to amplify our message of state support for public higher education?

March 15, 2019

Your 2019 Town Hall Meetings

Legislators from across the state are heading home in the next few weeks to hear directly from constituents about the issues they care about most. Attend, wear your Husky purple, and speak out on behalf of the UW and public higher education! Now is the time to make your voice heard to your legislators. Please check out our interactive Town

March 11, 2019

Husky Caucus Day 2019!

On Thursday, March 14th, the UW Impact team, along with members of the UW Alumni Association Board of Trustees and other supporters of the University, will be headed to Olympia to deliver UW Impact-themed trinkets to our alumni currently serving in our State Legislature. Looking for a meaningful way to get engaged with the University and to advocate for higher

December 18, 2018

2019 Legislative Preview — College IS for Everyone: Making the Case for Higher Ed

Thurs. Jan. 10, 2019      7–8:30 p.m. HUB Lyceum Higher education is the surest path to opportunity. That’s why the UW and Washington’s other public institutions are working hard to help more students get to college, graduate and do great things. Over the course of the evening, two panel discussions will examine public perception of higher education and its value proposition —

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