Advocacy & Education

As a community resource, our primary goal is to keep our community members informed about the policies that impact the ability of immigrant and refugee populations in Washington state to access high-quality healthcare.

To fulfill that objective, we’re:

  • Providing accurate and in-depth information on the most important policies to know on our Policy Deep Dive page.
  • Demonstrating how policy becomes personal by sharing true stories from community members about the realities of accessing healthcare as an immigrant or refugee.
  • Participating in the grassroots campaign Save Health Care in Washington, which seeks to empower communities through education and serve as a catalyst for political action.
  • Building coalitions between Community Health Centers, nonprofits and immigrant rights organizations, which you can read about on our Partners page.
  • Maintaining a list of online tools and resources for community members and healthcare providers on our Resources page.

We also support the following legislation and legislative priorities:

  • Passage of additional COVID-19 relief packages available to immigrant and refugee families.
  • Congressional reauthorization of the Community Health Center Fund.
  • Prohibition of ICE activities in and around healthcare facilities.
  • Financial support for translation services that ensure immigrant and refugee families receive the care they need.


If you would like to join us in these efforts, please contact your Congress members and state representatives. To look up your legislative and congressional districts, use the Washington State Legislature’s District Finder tool and follow these instructions:

  1. Enter your street address in the required fields of the District Finder tool.
  2. Click “Find My District.” The map will automatically bring up your Legislative district and list the names of your state representatives.
  3. To toggle between Legislative and Congressional districts, use the District Type toggle tool above the map.
  4. To find the contact info of your state representatives, Senators, and Congressmembers, click on their names in the box that appears on the map. A new tab will open with the contact info listed.

Contact Your Congress Members!

If you would like to join us in these efforts, please contact your Congress members and state representatives. To look up your legislative and congressional districts, use the Washington State Legislature’s District Finder tool and follow these instructions:

  1. Enter your street address in the required fields of the District Finder tool.
  2. Click “Find My District.” The map will automatically bring up your Legislative district and list the names of your state representatives.
  3. To toggle between Legislative and Congressional districts, use the District Type toggle tool above the map.
  4. To find the contact info of your state representatives, Senators, and Congressmembers, click on their names in the box that appears on the map. A new tab will open with the contact info listed.

 


Reviewed on 3/15/2021