OneAmerica is a Seattle-based nonprofit whose mission is to advance the fundamental principles of democracy and justice by building power in immigrant communities.
OneAmerica was established in 2001 by U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal and has since grown to become a locally and nationally recognized leader in advancing immigrant, civil, and human rights. We utilize grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, and civic/electoral engagement to promote justice in three areas: immigration, education and early learning, and democracy. Our family of organizations consists of OneAmerica (501(c)3), OneAmerica Votes ((501(c)4), ) and OneAmerica Votes Justice Fund (PAC). Today’s work is more critical than ever, and OneAmerica is growing and becoming more vital to meet our current political challenges. In the past three years, as a result of our efforts, we have:
Trained a hundred people to run for office and established a democratic trifecta by electing the most diverse state legislature in Washington’s history with women of color in the forefront.
Enacted the Washington Voting Rights Act to eliminate racially polarized voting and increase the representation of people of color in local office.
Filed numerous lawsuits against the Trump administration, limiting attacks on immigrant communities.
Passed the most robust sanctuary city bill in the country, protecting immigrants from deportation, and established a state COVID-19 undocumented relief fund.
Led campaigns to significantly expand bilingual education and improve the educational experiences of immigrants and students of color.
During this time of growth and opportunity, OneAmerica is committed to driving progressive change with a new state legislature, congress, and presidency by building immigrants and refugees’ social and political power in Washington State. Given our state’s current political environment and OneAmerica’s strong reputation, we are poised to govern with bold ideas for immigrants to thrive.
OneAmerica is seeking a passionate and dedicated Organizing Fellowship Manager that can lead OneAmerica’s David Ayala Organizing Fellowship focused on early learning. This unique opportunity will focus on managing a group of grassroots leaders to build the organizing strategy for immigrants and refugees in the early learning system in Washington state.