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in Solidarity



in Solidarity

We support the United States’ long history of welcoming refugees, immigrants, and those seeking asylum. We are dedicated to uphold the human rights of these individuals, families, and communities. We call our whole community to come together to stand alongside our neighbors who possess real fear of discrimination and loss of individual safety. We are committed to never be silent in the face of religious persecution, racism, and personal acts of aggression.

This statement, written by the Northwest Immigrant and Refugee Health Coalition, has been signed and endorsed by the following individuals and local organizations. 






Washington Academy of Family Physicians

Washington Chapter of the American Academy of


Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility

Washington State Psychological Foundation


International Community Health Services

Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Neighborcare Health

Swedish Medical Center

After-School All-Stars Puget Sound

Atlantic Center

Asian Counseling and Referral Services

Auburn Youth Resources

Brainerd Foundation

Camp Fire Seattle

City Vision of Federal Way

College Access Now

College Success Foundation

Common Threads Project

Community Center for Education Results

Community Health Plan of Washington

Communities In Schools of Washington

Community In Schools of Seattle

Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition


Faith Action Network

Friends of Little Saigon

Friends of the Children, Seattle Chapter

Friends of Youth

Girls on the Run

Global to Local

HealthRight International

Highline Public Schools

International Rescue Committee of Seattle

Jewish Family Services of Seattle

Juma, Seattle

Khalsa Gurmat Center

Kids4Peace, Seattle Chapter

King County Academy of Family Physicians

King County Library System

Launch Learning

League of Women Voters of Washington

Literacy Source

Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Mike McGinn, former Mayor of Seattle

North Seattle Therapy & Counseling

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Nsanga Corporation

One America

Rainier Scholars

Reading Partners Seattle

Reel Grrls

Refugee Women's Alliance

Renton Area Youth & Family Services

School’s Out Washington

SEIU 1199 NW

Skate Like a Girl

Somali Health Board

Southeast Seattle Education Coalition

Southwest Youth and Family Services

St. James’ Cathedral

Subundance Wellness

Summer Search Seattle

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Practice

Syrian American Coordination Committee of


The Office of Pramila Jayapal

University of Louisville Global Health Center

Urban Impact

Vietnamese Friendship Association

Westside Baby

World Relief Seattle

Youth Development Executives of King County


21 Progress

Statement history and goal

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This statement was written in the days following the election by the Northwest Immigrant and Refugee Health Coalition, a group of doctors, social workers, public health practitioners, educators, resettlement workers, and community organizers who have been working together since 2011 to improve the health of refugees and asylees in Western Washington.  Concerned for their well-being, and in response to harassment and fears expressed by our clients/patients/community, we felt compelled to issue a statement of support for them in the face of an increasingly hostile environment, particularly directed against Muslims, refugees, and undocumented immigrants.

To immigrant communities, we wish to convey our solidarity. And to individuals, organizations, hospitals, clinics, places of worship, schools and businesses: join us in reaffirming our long term commitment to equality, diversity and freedom of religion.