2020 Legislative Wins!

The 2020 Washington legislative session is over! The Legislature adjourned yesterday, bringing a close to this year’s session. Despite working under very tight time constraints and a mounting public health crisis, the Legislature got an enormous amount of work done this year. WSCADV started this session with four top priority bills. We are thrilled to […]

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 […]

Join Our Team! We are Hiring for Two Positions

WSCADV is hiring for two full-time positions in our Seattle office: Public Policy Coordinator or Director (depending on skills/experience) – Public Public Policy Job Description & Application Instructions Program Coordinator: Sheltering to Housing Stability – Housing Job Description & Application Instructions We’ve got a friendly, collaborative work environment, great benefits, and an exciting vision rooted […]

Which Bills Have Moved On: Legislative Update Post Cutoff

February 19th was the cutoff for bills to be approved in their “house of origin” (the house in which the bill was introduced). Three of WSCADV’s priority bills cleared that hurdle: SB 5164, which would provide food, medical, and cash assistance to immigrant survivors who are victims of trafficking and other serious crimes. WSCADV and […]

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 […]

Legislative Session Update – Halfway Through!

The first 30 days of session were a whirlwind, but thanks to all of you—our incredible community of advocates, survivors, and supporters—we have many wins to report. Domestic Violence Virtual Advocacy Day was a big success. We were thrilled to have such great representation from across our state. Thanks to everyone who took part in […]

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 […]

Legislative Session Week 2 Update

We are two weeks into the 2020 session, and have lots of news to share! This year’s session is only 60 days long, and WSCADV has hit the ground running to advocate for survivors on multiple bills. Some highlights: WSCADV’s Leigh Hofheimer testified in support of SB 5164, to provide medical, food, and cash assistance […]