News Releases

News Release, Published: 
Friday, March 4, 2022
These bills are a dangerous step backward for Washington communities
News Release, Published: 
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Efforts to roll back last year’s critical reform bills have been made without input from communities.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Today, the Washington State Senate passed Senate Bill 5919, a bill that expands law enforcement’s ability to use physical force.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
The Selah Alliance for Equality (S.A.F.E.) and the City of Selah, WA have agreed to a settlement to dismiss a case SAFE filed against the City in 2020 after community members alleged the city censored their free speech by erasing chalk messages and confiscating and destroying signs in support of racial equality and the Black Lives Matter movement.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Carlos Rios, a United States citizen, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington today against Pierce County and Pierce County Jail deputies, seeking declaratory relief and damages for his unlawful imprisonment and violations of his civil rights under federal and state law.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Last week, Bellingham voters approved a ban on government use of facial recognition and predictive policing technologies by their city.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
NAACP Vancouver Branch 1139, the ACLU of Washington, and several other organizations have formally requested the United States Department of Justice to investigate the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and Clark County Sherriff’s Office (CCSO).
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Tacoma Police Department violated Public Records Act, failed to disclose information on invasive surveillance technology
News Release, Published: 
Friday, September 3, 2021
A three-judge panel from the Washington State Court of Appeals declined a request from the campaign for Seattle Charter Amendment 29 (“CA 29”) to issue a stay blocking King County Superior Court Judge Catherine Shaffer’s order to remove CA 29 from the November ballot.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, August 27, 2021
Today, King County Superior Court Judge Catherine Shaffer ruled that Seattle Charter Amendment 29 (“CA 29”), which proposed to establish city policy on homelessness through a vote by Seattle residents, violated state law limiting the permissible scope of local ballot initiatives in many ways and therefore should not appear on the November 2021 ballot.

Pages