Take Action for Access to Protection Orders

Home is not a safe place for everyone. COVID-19 “stay home” orders have isolated people experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault, resulting in many having fewer options for safety and support. Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-45 improved access to Protection Orders, ensuring that survivors could apply for protection online and providing alternatives to in-person service of […]

Release Some Incarcerated People to Protect Community Health from COVID-19

As advocates for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, we call for the release of certain groups of people incarcerated in our states to reduce the rampant spread of COVID-19 and to protect survivors of domestic and sexual violence, including those who are in prison. We join our sister Northwest coalitions—the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual […]

Take Action Now for Survivors of Human Trafficking & Abuse!

We need your help right now to get one of our priority bills over the finish line! Please take a quick moment to email your representatives in the House and ask them to bring 3SSB 5164 – providing public assistance to victims of certain crimes including human trafficking – to the floor for a vote. Not […]

Legislative Update: Almost to the Finish Line!

There are just 9 days left until the regular session ends on March 12th. For the rest of this week, the House and Senate will be on the floor considering bills that were already approved by the other house. We’re thrilled to report that most of the bills WSCADV has been supporting are still moving […]

Take Action for Affordable Housing!

No one should have to choose between staying with an abusive partner or becoming homeless. Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children. We have the opportunity to change that. Take action today! This action alert from our allies at the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance has everything you need to […]

Take Action for Prevention Today!

One of our priority bills needs your support to keep moving through the legislative process. Take action today! Comprehensive sexual & relationship health education: Support domestic violence prevention by expanding access to comprehensive sexual and relationship health education in schools. (SB 5395)  Domestic violence is preventable when young people are equipped with the knowledge and skills to […]

Take Action! Stop Immigration Arrests at Courthouses

One of our priority bills needs your support to keep moving through the legislative process. Take action today! The ACLU of Washington makes it easy with a sample script for you to use. Courts Open to All Act: Prohibit warrantless civil arrests of immigrants at Washington State courts. (HB 2567/ SB 6522)  There is strong evidence that […]

Open Letter from Gender-Based Violence Organizations Regarding Sex Trade Arrests in Seattle

October 9, 2019 Dear Mayor Durkan and Members of the Seattle City Council, We are leading organizations in Washington State working to end sexual assault, domestic violence, and other forms of gender-based violence. We are deeply disturbed by the news, reported last week, that the Seattle Police Department has apparently abandoned existing policy on prostitution […]

Family or Food? No One Should Have to Choose

Take Action by December 10th! To end abuse and create thriving communities, families must feel safe seeking help to access food, health care, and housing. The proposed federal “Public Charge” rule is a threat to immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their communities. Please join WSCADV and anti-violence advocates around the country in speaking […]

Take Action Today to Stop Family Separation

TAKE ACTION TODAY to stop family separation of children from their parents seeking asylum. Call your Congressional Representative NOW to ask them to vote NO on the two immigration bills coming up for vote tomorrow (6/21). Tell them to reject both the Goodlatte bill AND the Ryan ‘compromise’. These are damaging bills that won’t help […]