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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.

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Washington Bus Fellowship 2020

The Washington Bus Fellowship Application for 2020 is now open. Apply here. The Bus Fellowship is an intensive, intentional, and transformative experience for young folks age 18-25 who are ready to inspire change alongside their communities. Over the course of ten...

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Announcing our new Co-Executive Directors!

The Washington Bus is thrilled to announce that we have named our two Co-Executive Directors. After much anticipation, please join us in welcoming Cinthia Illan-Vazquez, Co-Executive Director for Policy and Program, and Kelly Hickman, Co-Executive Director for...

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Co-Executive Directors search

After a six-month process whereby we assessed our strengths, structures and strategic direction, The Washington Bus is excited to announce that we have made the intentional decision to move from a hierarchical leadership structure to a shared management model as a way...

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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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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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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.