Refugee & Immigrant Legislative Day at State Capitol

The 8th Annual Refugee and Immigrant Legislative Day will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Olympia. This event presents an opportunity for refugees and immigrants to address policies impacting their communities, while demonstrating the strength and diversity they bring to Washington.

A rally will be held on the North Steps of the Legislative Building from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Senator Bob Hasegawa, Representative Cyrus Habib, Representative Sharon Tomiko-Santos, and other community stakeholders will address the crowd. A performance by Vietnamese and Ukrainian dancers will follow.

Throughout the day, participants will meet with their elected officials to discuss legislative policies. drastic state cuts to programs like Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), the State Food Assistance Program, and Naturalization Services for individuals on public assistance. (end)

For position papers detailing these issues, please contact Ali Blum at 206-721-8448 or

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