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News & Events

In the Media

We help shape, write, and lend our expertise to stories about the policies and issues important to the well-being of our state.

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES, contact Melinda Young-Flynn,
Director of Communications, 206.262.0973 x223


2019 WSCADV Annual Conference

September 23, 2019-September 24, 2019, Spokane Convention Center, Spokane

Executive Director Misha Werschkul will present about how the state tax code should be re-balanced to better support survivors at the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence‘s Annual Conference: “…And Justice For All!”

Budget Matters 2019 Policy Summit

October 2, 2019, Northwest African American Museum, Seattle
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (estimated)

The Budget & Policy Center’s annual policy event will focus on the racist impacts of our tax code – and how we can advance policy solutions to help address these systemic inequities. Tax policy and racial justice experts Michael Mitchell from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Misha Hill from the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy are featured speakers.

Partner event: Decolonizing Education Conference

October 27, 2019-October 29, 2019, Hotel Murano, Tacoma

Our partners at the Equity in Education Coalition are hosting this multi-day conference that centers on anti-racism in education policy – looking at advocacy, organizing, and policy strategies to undo institutional racism in the educational system.

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Our team members regularly give presentations to our partners, advocacy organizations, and other groups on topics related to the state budget, tax code, and our policy priorities.

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In case you missed it…

Budget Matters 2018, part 1: morning keynote address with john a. powell from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Budget Matters 2018, part 2: plenary focused on the impacts of the 2018 midterm elections moderated by Executive Director Misha Werschkul and featuring leading strategists Jessyn Farrell, Aiko Schaefer, and Erica Williams

Budget Matters 2018, part 3: spoken word poetry by poet and activist Louie Tan Vital and keynote presentation by Governor Jay Inslee

Budget Matters 2018, part 4: panel on “Line-item Advocacy – How to lift up your funding priorities in the state budget,” moderated by Deputy Director Julie Watts and featuring Ross Hunter, Timm Ormsby, Majken Ryherd, and Velma Veloria