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Racial Justice

The authors of the Declaration of Independence outlined a bold vision for America: a nation in which all people would be free and equal. Yet the forced removal of indigenous peoples and the enslavement of those of African descent marked the beginnings of a system of racial injustice from which our country has yet to break free. Despite important gains made by civil rights activism, the school-to-prison pipeline, mass incarceration, and racial profiling and bias in policing are but a few of the racist injustices that mark the distance between America’s reality and the dream we seek to achieve: liberty and justice for everybody.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The growth of Washington’s prison population stems largely from long and life sentences. This report examines the policies that fuel mass incarceration and the stories of those affected by them.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Today the Voting Rights Restoration Act, SB 6228, failed to pass out of the Washington State Senate before cutoff. The ACLU of Washington had this reaction
News Release, Published: 
Monday, February 10, 2020
Settlement of ACLU-WA lawsuit makes reunification possible for hundreds of families
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Monday, February 10, 2020
When President Trump announced that the U.S. would no longer be accepting refugees from seven majority-Muslim nations in March 2017, Jeffrey Doe was forlorn. The SeaTac airport worker had already waited years to be reunited with his parents and siblings, Somali refugees living in a refugee camp in Kenya.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
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Monday, October 21, 2019
A brief timeline of the struggle for true police accountability in Seattle

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