Our Partners in Washington
Surge Reproductive Justice (Surge), supported by NIRH and All* Above All, worked for the last three years to gather stories of people negatively impacted by discriminatory health care policies like the Hyde Amendment and the five-year bar on immigrants’ access to federally funded health care. In 2018, Surge is employing those stories in an advocacy campaign calling for dedicated funding from the City of Seattle in support of immigrants’ access to reproductive health care, including abortion, regardless of their citizenship status. This project is supported by NIRH in partnership with All* Above All.
In 2015, Surge Northwest was collecting and sharing the stories of people most affected by lack of access to reproductive health care, including abortion care, to lay the groundwork for a resolution from the King County Board of Health in Seattle demanding repeal of the Hyde Amendment and the five-year ban on immigrants’ access to federally funded health care.
In 2013, they developed a policy platform on access to reproductive health care for immigrants in the northwest and hosted a roundtable with partners from across King County to evaluate barriers to immigrant women's access to reproductive health care.
In 2013, the Law Centers Alliance established a coalition of state- and regional-based legal advocacy organizations for women's rights and gender justice.
In 2013, with support from the National Institute, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington planned and hosted a pro-choice policymaker bootcamp.
In 2009, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, based in Seattle, developed a strong relationship with King County Public Health to act as members of the newly launched Social Justice and Equity Initiative. Through this partnership, the organization launched an emergency contraception community survey.
In 2012, Legal Voice worked to pass a city council resolution in Seattle opposing the Hyde Amendment and other restrictions on abortion coverage, linking local work to state advocacy efforts to pass the Washington state Reproductive Parity Act to ensure insurance coverage for abortion.
The CAIR Project (Washington) established and led a statewide coalition of reproductive health, reproductive justice, and disability rights organizations to expand their understanding of the barriers that a growing population of dual-eligibles face in accessing abortion care in Washington State. They are currently working towards a rule change that would address these barriers. They also initiated a storytelling project to increase awareness and build relationships within the disabled community.