Sexual Harassment and the Fair Housing Act

Sexual harassment in housing is illegal. The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice has launched an initiative to address sexual harassment in housing by landlords, property managers, maintenance workers, and others who have control over housing. The Department of Justice can investigate and seek redress for sexual harassment in housing under the Fair Housing Act. […]

Your Rights at Work

New resource! This easy to share poster outlines the workplace protections we have in Washington State for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against people based on their experience of  abuse. This law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for survivors, like a change in […]

WSCADV and WCSAP urge you to DECLINE to SIGN Initiative 1552

WSCADV and WCSAP urge you to DECLINE to SIGN Initiative 1552. This harmful ballot initiative is an attempt to roll back civil rights protections and anti-discrimination laws that have helped to protect people in Washington for over a decade. Initiative 1552 targets LGBTQ students and threatens the safety of some of the most vulnerable children […]

Powerful Story About Guns and Domestic Violence

A powerful story this week in Parent Map, “Normal from the Outside: A Family’s Story of Guns and Domestic Violence” by Rory Graves. “Police seized 24 guns and hundreds of rounds of ammo from my mom and John’s home after the shooting. Unless new legislation passes in our state, my mother may have no legal […]

In Some States, Guns Trump Protection Orders

By analyzing a number of Washington databases, The New York Times identified scores of gun-related crimes committed by people subject to recently issued civil protection orders, including murder, attempted murder and kidnapping. In at least five instances over the last decade, women were shot to death less than a month after obtaining protection orders. In […]