Seattle has long stood for progressive values and the celebration of diversity. From legislation to volunteer work to speaking truth to power, here’s how our region has responded to last year’s election—plus all the ways you can help make a  positive difference. 

In This Feature:

Our Fellow Americans, In Their Own Words

Each of these brave Seattleites make us even more proud to call this city home.

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

20 Great Nonprofits to Give to in 2017 and Beyond

In no particular order, 20 local and regional groups helping those who the new presidential administration promised policies may hurt.

01/19/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

We’ve Seen What Happens When an Ethnic Group Is Seized by Executive Order

It was in 1942, when Japanese citizens in the Seattle area were sent to internment camps.

01/19/2017 By Madeline Ostrander

Our Sanctuary City Status Is More Than Just Talk

A 13-year-old ordinance is the basis for this designation—and it's how we welcome immigrants and refugees to Seattle, officially.

01/19/2017 By Madeline Ostrander

Why Donald Trump Could Never Run This Town

(It's not just because he wouldn't get our vote.)

01/19/2017 By Josh Feit

Our Voice in Congress Is Powered by 4 Female Legislators

Here's why they're Donald Trump's worst nightmare.

01/19/2017 By Josh Feit

From Mayor Ed Murray: Seattle’s Way in the Era of Donald Trump

Our city needs to keep leading the way.

01/19/2017 By Ed Murray

Spectrum Dance Theater Is Resisting Too—Artfully

The three works of the 2017 Spectrum season don’t pull any punches when it comes to hot-button issues.

01/19/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Stay Inspired in 2017 with These Local Anthems

With a new POTUS comes a new soundtrack. Stream the playlist today.

01/19/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Planned Parenthood Is Back on Defense. Just the Way They Like It.

The local CEO is ready for the fight over reproductive health services.

01/19/2017 By Allison Williams

Is Legal Weed In Jeopardy?

Chances are, Uncle Sam won’t be coming for your stash during Trump’s first 100 days. But the local cannabis industry is, like much of the country, holding its breath.

01/19/2017 By Darren Davis

The Syllabus We Need in Trump's America

Education comes in a lot of forms: historical context, contemporary truths, knowledge of self. And chances are, we’ll need a little of all three to survive our new postfact reality. Here’s where to start.

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

The Northwest Is Now "The Thin Green Line" of Blocking Coal Exports

Our local policies in Washington have global environmental impact.

01/19/2017 By Allison Williams

There Are Trump Voters in Washington. Go Talk to Them.

“Listen to understand—not to respond.”

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Sally Jewell Has Left the Building

Obama’s Secretary of the Interior is returning to Seattle. We asked her where that leaves America’s public lands.

01/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Sandy Restrepo Fights for the Undocumented

And the Burien-based attorney is ready to lead an immigration revolution.

01/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson