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February 2, 2023

District Town Halls 2023!

Over the next couple of months, Washington State legislators will be hosting both in-person and virtual town halls to hear about issues that matter to their constituents.  The majority of town hall meetings will take place in March, but some legislators are already hosting events in their district!  These town halls are great opportunities to make sure your voice is

January 10, 2023

Welcome to Session 2023

Welcome to the 2023 Washington State legislative session.  From January 9th until April 24, lawmakers will decide how they will support public higher education and other key priorities. This session, you can help the UW secure state resources to provide opportunities for the next generation of students and to produce the skilled workers and services needed for our communities to

December 22, 2022

The Governor’s Budget Funds a Number of UW Priorities

Governor Inslee has released his proposed budget for the next biennium.  The Governor’s budget is the starting point for each legislative session and tells the Legislature, and his constituents, what he thinks should be prioritized. Find out which UW priorities made it into the budget! The proposed budget is generally favorable and contains funding for key UW Impact priorities.  However,

November 29, 2022

2022-2023 Legislative Advocacy Training

Here at UW Impact, we’re preparing for the 2023 legislative session which starts on Monday, January 9. As a part of our prep, we’re making sure you – our advocates – feel ready for the upcoming session. In case you missed the live training, check out the recording of our Virtual Legislative Advocacy Training to get up to speed for

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

September 19, 2022

UW Impact Fall Events 2022

As students prepare to return to their classes at UW, we’ve gathered readings, events, and programs to keep you connected and involved. See what’s happening: Join Looking for ways to learn more about our democracy and meet other members of the UW alumni community?  Attend one of UW Impact’s in-person or virtual events: Thursday, October 6: The Trickier Side of

September 15, 2022

UW Impact Candidate Survey 2022

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 candidate’s answers to UW Impact’s 2022 higher education questionnaire. You may search by candidate name or legislative district. Don’t see

August 5, 2022

Welcome Chris Olsen-Phillips (He/Him), Associate Director of UW IMPACT! 

We are excited to announce the hire of Chris Olsen-Phillips as the new Associate Director of UW IMPACT.  Chris is deeply committed to civic engagement and legislative advocacy on behalf of higher education in the state of Washington.  Prior to accepting the Associate Director position, Chris served as the Assistant Director of the University of Washington Master’s in Education Policy

July 29, 2022

Were You Redistricted?

New Washington state legislative districts take effect starting January 1, 2023.  Who is representing YOU in 2023? With elections complete and new districts implemented for the upcoming legislative session, now is a great time to check which legislators will serve your district for the next two years.     Redistricting How do you find out if you were redistricted and see

June 14, 2022

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

You did it! On this momentous occasion, reflect for a moment on your enormous achievement. What helped you get here? And…what would have helped you get here, had it been available? More financial aid? Help paying for books or other college expenses? Expanded slots in a desired program? More classes with world-class faculty? Access to alumni in your field of

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