The Washington Bus

Of young people, by young people, for all people.

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Whatever your interest, there’s always a “you-sized spot” on the Bus!

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Are you a Washington resident? Yes? Are you at least 18 years old? Yes? Are you registered to vote? No? Let’s change that.

The Washington Bus is a statewide movement building organization that increases political access and participation for young people across Washington State and develops the next generation of young leaders.

News & Updates

April 8, 2019 | You’re invited to Bus Bash 2019! Meet Fellowship alumni from the last 10 years, plus the volunteers, community partners, and civic and business leaders that are pushing our democracy forward — it’s a good time, for a good cause! REGISTER HERE

March 8, 2019 | The Bus is excited to announce Amy Wasser as the Interim Executive Director of the Washington Bus. Read a personal message from Amy and the Board of Directors.

March 1, 2019 | The Washington Bus released the 2019 Fellowship Application. Apply for the program now and/or share with your networks!

February 21, 2019 | Did you receive your Democracy Vouchers in the mail? Head to our page on Democracy Vouchers for details on how you can use them to participate in local government.

February 18, 2019 | The Bus’s work to engage young voters is featured in The Columbian‘s article, “Youth political engagement in bloom.”

January 18, 2019 | Hear from our 2018 fall interns as they recount highlights from their internship with the Washington Bus. Read their write up on our blog.

December 17, 2018 | The Washington Bus released the organization’s first annual impact report! In the report we share highlights from the 2018 Bus Fellowship, financials, political impact, and more. Click here to read the 2018 Impact Report.

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Exciting News from The Washington Bus

A Personal Message from the Board of Directors   Dear Bus Family and Friends, The Board of Directors is excited to announce Amy Wasser as the Interim Executive Director of The Washington Bus. Amy joins the Bus as a seasoned nonprofit leader and a skilled...

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GOTV Reflections

Written by the 2018 Washington Bus Fall Interns: Octo, Avery and Maya One of the best things about interning at the Bus is the sense of community we build and the way we empower people through our work. This fall, we worked tirelessly to register voters before the...

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People. Participation. Policy.

We believe in people. We believe in participation. We believe in policy. The Bus meets young people where they are and mobilizes them to build a more progressive and representative Washington State. We run large voter registration drives, educate our peers on civic issues and train the next generation of leaders.

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People. Participation. Policy.

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The Bus couldn’t run without the help from folks just like you, so we thank you in advance for supporting the Washington Bus! Donations to our 501(c)(4) directly fund our issue advocacy, policy, and outreach work, and are where your gift will be least restricted.

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To best fulfill the full scope of our mission, ‘The Washington Bus’ header is comprised of two separate legal entities: The Washington Bus, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, and The Washington Bus Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity.