UW Impact

December 30, 2020

Governor’s 2021-23 budget proposal generous for higher ed

In mid-December, Governor Inslee released his 2021-23 budget proposal. The Governor’s budget was more generous to higher education than expected, despite lower revenue collections due to COVID-19. Inslee’s proposal is equity-focused, with an emphasis on the expansion of job skills training and job creation, both of which require new higher ed investment and protection of current investments. As UW Impact

December 16, 2020

Preparing for the ’21 Legislative Session

UW Impact is preparing for a historic legislative session! With the ongoing pandemic, this session will look different from previous sessions. We want to ensure that our volunteers and advocates know what to expect as we continue to support the UW and public higher education in this new virtual environment. Advocacy Training On December 8, UW Impact held a virtual

September 4, 2020

2020 Candidate Survey

UW Impact conducts a non-partisan candidate survey prior to every Washington State legislative election in order to provide alums and UWAA members with information on the candidates who champion the value of public higher education. Please see below for your candidates’ answers to UW Impact’s 2020 higher education questionnaire. You may search by candidate* name, legislative district and sort information

May 26, 2020

The UW is “Girding for a Tough Financial Future.”

The Seattle Times published a comprehensive article on how our state’s higher ed institutions are “girding for a tough financial future” in the post-COVID era. The UW is prominently featured. We hope you will take a moment to learn more about what we, as advocates, face as we prepare to defend the UW from deep funding cuts in future legislative sessions.

April 10, 2020

UW Impact: Stronger Together

The challenges we face during the COVID-19 pandemic have reminded Huskies that we are stronger together, which is we invite you to stay connected to your UW community now more than ever. Not sure where to start? The UW Alumni Association has a variety of digital programs to help you expand your knowledge and stay engaged with the University. Visit

January 14, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session is Underway

The 2020 legislative session is underway in Olympia. Last session, alumni and friends like YOU encouraged the State Legislature to pass the most significant investment in higher education in more than a decade (read about the Workforce Education Investment Act here or watch the video below for more context). Help us protect that investment in 2020. Write to your lawmakers

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

September 6, 2019

UW Impact FAQ: Workforce Education Investment Act

What is it? The Workforce Education Investment Act, passed by the Washington State Legislature in 2019, creates the Washington College Grant (WCG), which incorporates and expands on the State Need Grant (SNG). The WCG will cover or subsidize the cost of post-secondary education – including apprenticeships, community and technical colleges, and universities – for lower and middle-income students and families.

June 6, 2019

National Attention on the Workforce Education Investment Act

In the weeks since UW Impact joined other higher education advocates across the state to celebrate the passage of the Workforce Education Investment Act, much of the country has taken notice, highlighting the legislation as a potential model for other states. The Workforce Education Investment Act is the most significant investment in higher education in the state of Washington in

March 15, 2019

2019 Town Hall Meetings List

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

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