Our Youth Endorsement Leadership League has made their first round picks!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Election season is in full swing, and we have our first round of endorsements from our Youth Endorsement Leadership League, and you heard it here first.
- 26th LD State Senator: Emily Randall
- 30th LD State Representative Pos. 2: Carey Anderson
- 34th LD State Representative Pos. 1: Leah Griffin
- 36th LD State Senator: Noel Frame & 36th State Representative Pos. 1: Julia G. Reed
- 37th LD State Representative Pos. 2: Emijah Smith
- 43th LD State Representative Pos. 2: Frank Chopp
- 46th LD State Representative Pos. 2: Darya Farivar
- 47th LD State Representative Pos. 2: Shukri Olow
- King County Prosecuting Attorney: Leesa Manion
- Spokane County Commissioner District 5: Maggie Yates
- Clark County:
- YES for Ranked Choice Voting
- King County
- YES for Even Year Elections
- YES for Social Housing Initiative 135
Get involved today!
Eliza (she/they) is from Walla Walla, in Eastern Washington! They currently attend the public Utrecht University in the Netherlands as an international bachelors student. She has found great interest in the differences in policy and activism in the US versus Europe. In the US, she puts energy towards police abolition work, as well as climate activism, queer activism, and more. In Europe, they are very active in Free Palestine solidarity work, as well as Extinction Rebellion, and local anarchist groups. They are over the moon to learn more about Washington campaigns with the talented fellow class this summer. You can find Eliza doing yoga, reading, running, and playing chess. They are also a black belt in Shotokan karate >:( so watch out!
Noah (he/him) grew up in Auburn and studied psychology at Western Washington University. He currently is involved in grassroots organizing efforts with Filipino youth, as well as in various mutual aid projects. Noah dreams of a genuinely democratic Philippines that is freed from US imperialism, feudalism, and bureaucrat capitalism and organizes to see that change happen. He is looking forward to working with other young folks looking to create genuine change and is hoping to pick up new skills to bring back to his organizing spaces. In his free time, Noah likes to read books, watch films, and discuss politics. His love language is getting food and/or boba with his friends.
Hi all, my name is Lizzy (she/they). I’m a recent WWU graduate with a degree in political science. In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking, and creating art. This summer I’m looking forward to learning how to campaign with others that share my desire to make the world a better, more equitable place.
Anna Corinne Huffman (she/her/hers) I recently graduated from Western Washington University with a major in Political Science and a minor in Communication Studies. I truly love getting young people involved in politics in exciting and creative ways! This summer, I hope to learn about organizing in a new context while getting to know the other fellows. Outside of school and work, I enjoy reading all types of books, cooking random new recipes, and blasting my music, often Taylor Swift, full volume!!
hi! I’m Charlie, I’m a genderqueer gardener and undergraduate student designing an interdisciplinary major called Love and Chaos at Fairhaven College at Western Washington. I love clouds and the color blue. I’m interning with the Bus this summer to learn more about how our electoral system work and how young people can build a sustainable and just political future. recently I’ve been working on a project where I interview young people about love and if anyone would like to be interview please feel welcome to reach out! ig: @alittlecloudboy
image description: Charlie is a white transmasc person with square glasses and short hair. They are wearing a green sweatshirt and sitting with their cat Ferb, who is in the middle of a yawn.
I’m Sophia Hernandez and I use she/her pronouns! I am about to enter my second year at the University of Washington – Seattle Campus while majoring in Education, Communities, and Organizations (E.C.O.) and minoring in Public Policy. I am so excited to be apart of the Washington Bus 2022 Summer Fellowship because I have the opportunity to learn about the campaigning process alongside very inspirational and committed people from Washington. I hope to use this experience as an opportunity to get involved in organizing and learn how to advocate for the issues I care about most. In my free time, I love painting, listening to music, and going on picnics with friends and family. <3 Fun Fact: My sun sign is Leo, moon sign is in Sagittarius, and my rising is in Virgo! 🙂
Hi! My name is Sophie and my pronouns are she/her. I like to write poetry, play soccer, go on hikes, make jewelry, and hang out with friends and family. I am passionate about philosophy, mythology/literature, Astronomy, and social justice issues, particularly climate change and institutionalized racism. I want to go into legislation and/or grassroots activism. 🙂
Camden (he/they): I recently graduated from Big Picture High School. BP is a school that has real world hands on learning through internships, at BP I lead the restorative justice team who worked on implementing RJ in schools, interned at Colectiva an immigration law firm and co-facilitated the black student union and unidos. I will be attending UW- Seattle as an upcoming freshman hoping to major in social work and minor in labor studies. I’m excited to learn about organizing techniques in non-school setting, being surrounded with likeminded individuals and looking through a race/class narrative and intersectional lens when tackling systematic issues. In my free time I like to hang out with my cat, go to punk shows, watch free movies thanks to my part-time job at amc and attempt to get through my super long to read list
Hello everyone! My name is May, I go by she/her pronouns, and I am currently a pre-law undergraduate student at the University of Washington. I am double-majoring in Law & Justice and Accounting, and I this summer I hope to learn innovative ways to expand civic engagement amongst marginalized youth. As an advocate for the Democracy Vouchers Program, I am excited to educate myself and others on the benefits of campaign finance reform. In my free time, I love to cook ( subscribe to my mom’s cooking channel, Vietnamese Home Cooking ;D ), play the drums, and read poetry. I am a huge foodie, so exploring cute cafes, exotic restaurants, and tasty food joins is how I relieve stress. I look forward to learning all that I can from this fellowship, and am excited to see my cohort grow alongside me!
Hello my name is Adan Jr. Mendoza my pronouns are (he/him). I’m a student at CWU studying economics & political science. One thing I’m curious and want to learn more about is poetry. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, longboarding, fishing and playing Madden. One fun fact about me is that I still die laughing while watching home alone two.
My name is Mia Sugui (she/her)! I will be starting my third year at the University of Washington Seattle in the fall studying law, societies, and justice. I would also love to go to law school after graduating to possibly become a public defender or attorney. I’m excited to develop my social justice organizing skills while working with some amazing people and learning more about the campaigns that address important issues. Outside of school and work, I love trying new food spots, watching tv shows/movies, and spending time with friends and family.
Kaku Cosmos (She/her) attends the University of Washington as an undergraduate double majoring in Psychology and Political Science with a minor in French. She is a summer fellowship intern at the Bus with experience organizing and campaigning with various nonprofit organizations. She has campaigned with organizations on voting, healthcare bills, juvenile justice and housing options. She is excited to be working with an amazing group of people this summer. In her free time, Kaku enjoys singing, hiking, going to the beach, and reading. A fun fact about Kaku is that she played basketball her whole life and she also began programming in high school