January 5, 2022
Join us for the 8th annual Legislative Preview, taking place virtually on January 6, 2022. The topic? Restoring Public Trust in Higher Education. We have university presidents! We have lawmakers! Best of all, we have nearly 80 of your questions, which have helped us shape the program. Learn more and register here.
October 15, 2021
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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