Local Organizations You Should Know

King County Equity Now

King County Equity Now is a coalition of over 70 Black-led orgnization dedicated to engineering and designing a new normal rooted in equity. They identify and surface Black community needs and equity solutions, and advocates for justice and equity within their community.

Decriminalize Seattle

Decriminalize Seattle is a BIPOC-led coalition that builds power in Seattle to invest in pro-community, pro-people initiatives and divest from policing and the criminal legal system. They advocate for defunding the SPD and reallocating those funds to community led health and safety systems.


OneAmerica is the largest immigrant and refugee advocacy organization in Washington State, organizing with and advocating for diverse communities including Latinx, African, and Asian. OneAmerica plays an active and leading role in state and national coalitions working on immigrant rights, education, economic and environmental justice, voting rights, and immigrant integration.

Equal Rights Washington

Equal Rights Washington (ERW) is Washington’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) advocacy and community outreach organization. ERW’s mission is to ensure and promote dignity, safety, and equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Washingtonians.

Disability Rights Washington

Disability Rights Washington is a private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Its mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities.

The Urbanist

The Urbanist is a non-profit that serves to examine and influence urban policies by promoting and disseminating ideas, creating community, and improving cities. They advocate for issues like housing, land use and zoning, economics, social welfare, environmental sustainability, and transportation.