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Government doesn't look like the people it represents. We find people deeply committed to community who understand root causes and offer solutions.

Then, those leaders pass legislation that works for everyone to thrive, be safe, and live their fullest life. Because when leaders share a lived understanding of the issues facing their communities, they are best positioned to help solve them.

 

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what we do

We recruit, train and support progressive leaders from underrepresented communities. By supporting bold leaders into public office, we can begin to dismantle oppressive and unjust systems.

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WHo we work for

We work for communities in the Northwest whose governing bodies don’t represent them.  We fight for everyone in our community to be included in our public processes--to have a voice in shaping our society.

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Why it Matters

Government doesn't look like the people it represents--and that’s a problem.  Leaders who share a lived understanding of issues facing their communities are better equipped to serve them.

PROGRAMS

 
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The Pipeline

From Identification to Election Day

Amplify doesn't “create” candidates.  We find leaders who are already making a difference in their community, provide the knowledge and tools they need to run, and then help them win. We elect bold candidates and disrupt the status quo of “politics as usual.”

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The Promise

From Election to Retirement

Winning the election is only the beginning. Once in office, we connect elected officials with trusted progressive advocates and policy experts so they can achieve real wins for their constituents. 

 

VALUES

 

Racial Equity

We are committed to ending systemic racism, oppression, and white supremacy.  We support leaders and policies that get at the roots of injustice, disrupt systems that discriminate, and eliminate barriers to equal opportunity for people of every race and ethnicity to achieve their fullest potential.


LGBTQI Rights

We believe in dignity, safety, and equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex Washingtonians.  That means equitable access to housing, informed healthcare, employment, and the opportunity to live fulfilling lives free of discrimination.


Reproductive Justice

All people deserve access to preventive health care, including lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and contraception.  Young people should receive reliable, accurate sex education they need to make responsible decisions, reduce teen pregnancy, and stay healthy.  Every woman should have access to the full range of reproductive health care, including access to safe, legal abortion services without interference from the government.


Environment

We support strong policies to protect our environment and move us toward a clean energy system and a green economy.  We believe strongly in environmental justice and want the benefits of the green movement and green economy to be accessible to low income communities and communities of color.


Worker's Rights

We believe that protecting and advancing the rights of working people and their families will lead the way to a more just and humane world.  Living wages, safe working conditions, respect in the workplace, and the right to organize make our society stronger.


Education

An equitable and just educational and system is one where each and every child can thrive and succeed.  We support community-driven strategies to closing the opportunity gap that takes into account the effects of race, homelessness, racial and institutional discrimination, children and parents whose first language is not English, poverty, and family instability.

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People of color, women, young people, and members of the LGBTQI community face unique challenges as candidates.  That’s why we started Elect U, a hub for trainings and resources for anyone considering a run for office.

Through workshops hosted by Amplify and our amazing progressive partner organizations, you get access to insider knowledge, tools, and skills you need to demystify the process and help you get ready.  Learn more about how to get started, requirements & deadlines, and opportunities to step up and serve your community at Elect U.