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Thanks to supporters like you, we raised an astonishing $26,330 on GiveBIG day! The surprise matching funds we received from an anonymous donor bring that to $31,330 AND The Seattle Foundation is still busy calculating its match to increase that total even more! You didn't just GiveBIG. You GaveGRANDE!
Remember Casa Latina's humble beginnings? This photo was taken in 1999 and shows Casa Latina's original building where we taught English classes and dispatched workers for over 10 years.
A supporter once described Casa Latina as a "dandelion in a sidewalk crack." She explained, "Casa Latina serves an important niche in the Seattle community. The organization is also tough and strong and shines so much beauty on Seattle."
Since 1999, we've moved from this humble trailer in an empty parking lot to three brand new buildings!
The Washington Family Unity Act (HB 1716) keeps families together and makes our communities safer. The bill ensures that local law enforcement agencies focus on protecting our communities rather than on detaining immigrants. Further, it ensures that immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other crimes have prompt access to legal protections.
The White House Office of the Press Secretary Presidential Proclamation -- Cesar Chavez Day, 2014
Tacoma WA - Immigrants held at the Northwest Detention Center are once again adding their voices to the mounting outcry for President Obama to stop deportations. Seeing little change in their conditions following the hunger strike that began on March 7th, about 70 people rejoined the hunger strike on Monday, March 24th. Hearing of others rejoining the strike, hunger strike leader Ramon Mendoza Pascual began eating after more than two weeks of fasting. Jesus Gaspar Navarro remains in isolation after 20 days on hunger strike.
Thanks to the generosity of many donors, we were able to send $1,600 to Alvaro’s family to help cover funeral expenses and provide support in these difficult times. Additional funds were used to seed the Alvaro Ruiz Memorial Fund, which will be available in future situations where Casa Latina members may need help with funeral expenses after the loss of a loved one. We are no longer collecting donations for the Alvaro Ruiz Memorial Fund. Any donations made in his honor or memory at this time will support Casa Latina’s programs.
The home care workforce has become one of the fastest growing in the nation, but in-home care workers haven't had access to basic workplace protections. Until now.
This afternoon, the Department of Labor finalized long-awaited regulations to end the exclusion of home care workers from minimum wage and overtime protections.
This is an enormous victory, but our work is not done. To achieve the full potential of this change, our next step is to thank the administration and pledge to work closely with them on the fair and timely implementation of these new protections.