Discover more about our recent advocacy and the communities we fight for through our latest blog posts and media releases.
When we all give together, we GiveBIG. This is the legacy we are continuing with GiveBIG 2019. Join the region’s nonprofit organizations on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 for a 24-hour display of community and generosity.
If you picked blueberries as an H-2A farm worker in 2017 at Sarbanand Farms in Sumas, Washington a class action lawsuit may affect your rights.
Legislation to help fight Washington State’s affordable housing crisis.
Yakima County jail will change its practice of holding individuals in county custody on an immigration hold past the time they are otherwise eligible for release from jail.
State Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) and Senator David Frockt (D-Seattle) have introduced companion bills – House Bill 1531 and Senate Bill 5530, respectively – to protect Washingtonians from mounting medical bills by regulating medical debt collection practices.
Judge approved a joint motion filed by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) and the Plaintiff’s counsel who asked the court to change the measures to better reflect the agency’s efforts to prevent youth from running from foster care.
2019 Legislative Priorities Working to dismantle and transform the systems that perpetuate poverty and injustice. - POLICY REFORM OVERVIEW Columbia Legal Services is a statewide legal impact advocacy organization that works to...
Columbia Legal Services supports legislation proposed by community partners and allies that helps to advance social, economic, and racial equity for people living in poverty.
We want to make sure that people who face medical debt aren’t driven deeper into poverty by that debt, and we want to ensure that collection agencies treat debt due to necessary medical help differently than other kinds of consumer debt.
18 H-2A farm workers, through their union Familias Unidas por la Justicia, settled and dismissed their lawsuit against Larson Orchards Management, Inc. in exchange for an agreement to re-hire the workers in 2019 and monetary damages…
Washington Supreme Court Decision Requires Courts to Assess Whether Children in Dependency Should Be Appointed Counsel
Dependencies dictate all aspects of a child’s life, including where they will live, where they go to school, what medical care they will receive, and whether they will be able to visit with family.