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 […]

The 2020 Legislative Session Begins Today!

Welcome to the start of the 2020 Washington State Legislative Session! It’s a short session this year, scheduled to run today through March 12th, so we anticipate things will be fast-paced and action-packed! Our legislative agenda prioritizes the following three pieces of legislation, but we’ll be monitoring and supporting many more as new bills continue to […]

2020 Domestic Violence Advocacy Day

Calling all advocates who care about how public policy impacts survivors of abuse! Join us in making our voices heard in Olympia during the 2020 state legislative session. We’re doing our annual Domestic Violence Advocacy Day a little differently this year. Instead of meeting in-person in Olympia on one specific day, we’re experimenting with a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Safety and Justice for All

At the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV), we are working every day to create a world where all people can live and love freely without fear. The current erosion of immigrant protections, rights, and dignity is in direct conflict with our mission, Principles of Unity, and Theory of Change. All families should be […]

2018 Legislative Victories

  What a year! The historic 2018 Washington State legislative session is over and we are celebrating multiple monumental victories that will have an immeasurable positive impact for some of the most marginalized Washingtonians: 1. Immigrant survivors gain consistency in law enforcement response and increased access to legal services. HB 1022 will improve and standardize the statewide […]

Information on Recent Immigration Enforcement Actions

WSCADV joins the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) to oppose the recent arrest and detention of the immigrant transgender domestic violence survivor who was seeking a protection order from her abusive partner in El Paso, Texas.

Statement of Opposition to the Executive Immigration Actions

WSCADV joins the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) in opposing Executive Orders recently issued by the President relating to immigrants and refugees. These Executive Orders endanger the safety of victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking, their families, and communities at large. We oppose any policies that further […]

Think Before You Ink!

It’s initiative signing season, so… Check out this info on initiatives we support or oppose.