File #: 24-0138    Version: 1
Type: recognition Status: Filed
File created: 2/1/2024 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 2/6/2024 Final action: 2/6/2024
Title: Special Recognition - Immigrant Advocacy Day
Attachments: 1. Proclamation


Special Recognition - Immigrant Advocacy Day


Recommended Action

Committee Recommendation:

Not referred to a committee


City Manager Recommendation:

Recognize Immigrant Advocacy Day.




Whether to recognize Immigrant Advocacy Day.


Staff Contact:

Tobi Hill-Meyer, Diversity Equity Inclusion Program Manager, City Manager’s Office, 360.753.8285



Sasha Wasserstrom, Policy Director at the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network

Bob Zeigler, Strengthening Sanctuary Alliance


Background and Analysis:

Immigrant Advocacy Day is hosted by the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN), a multi-lingual, multicultural coalition and network of more than 400 immigrant leaders, allies, and immigrant serving organizations, that supports and builds power for immigrants and refugees across Washington State through direct services, education, organizing, policy advocacy, and funding. They are a queer and trans immigrant-led nonprofit building a strong, connected, immigrant-led justice movement to dismantle oppressive systems and ensure a life of abundance for all immigrants.


This day brings hundreds of organizations and individuals to Olympia to advocate for pro-immigrant policies to support all Washington residents.


Climate Analysis:

No impacts to any of the climate mitigation sectors


Equity Analysis:

Immigrants are often excluded from the same resources and benefits provided by the government to others. Especially during a time of rising anti-immigrant sentiment, it is meaningful to support networking, organizing, and supporting efforts that immigrant communities and allies and an important part of an intersectional push toward ending oppressive systems of all kinds.



                     Recognize Immigrant Advocacy Day 2024

                     Do not recognize Immigrant Advocacy Day 2024


Financial Impact:

No financial impact