Equity and Justice for ALL

The Office of Equity is working to create a Washington State where everyone has full access to the opportunities, power, and resources they need to flourish and achieve their full potential, for the next seven generations and beyond.

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Welcome to our new website! 


The Office of Equity is committed to continuous improvement. 

  • Accessibility Testing and Revisions are underway.

  • Language Access for our site will be released shortly.

  • New resources and information will be added weekly.

 

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Legislative Priorities

Our legislative priorities are set in collaboration with the Commissions. Learn about our legislative priorities and the priorities of the Ethnic/Racial and Social Justice Commissions and Agencies.

See Our Priorities! about Legislative Priorities
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PEAR Pledge

This PEAR (Pro-Equity Anti-Racism) Pledge is your commitment to actualizing a PEAR ecosystem- making it real for Washingtonians.

What's Your PEAR Pledge? about PEAR Pledge
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Racial Equity Hub

The Racial Equity Hub is a space to share and collaborate on the 15 Determinants of Equity.

Visit the Hub! about Racial Equity Hub

About the Office of Equity

The Washington State Office of Equity, located in the Office of the Governor, was established in April 2020 to promote equitable access to opportunities and resources that reduce disparities across state government and improve outcomes statewide.

Join us as Washington state leads the way in transforming government to work in a way that achieves equity and justice for all, now and for generations to come.


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Who We Serve

We serve state agencies and community members. The goal of our office is to enact systems change throughout state government. To do that, we must transform government from the inside with an understanding of the impact our work will have on all Washingtonians. 

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Agencies

We support agencies in applying an equity lens in all aspects of their decision-making. Central to this is our Relational Partnership and PEAR work. These strategies work hand-in-hand to lay the foundation for transformational change. By supporting agencies with strategies, tools, techniques, and resources, we help develop your own approaches that are rooted inside their agency. When applied properly, helps aid in work culture shifts that cause significant positive outcomes for those they serve. Over time, these procedures become normalized and reinforce themselves based on the positive impacts they create.

Learn More About PEAR about Agencies
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Community

Our state government work is grounded in public service to Washingtonians. We center the experiences of communities who have been historically marginalized and systematically excluded from access, power, and opportunities in our overall strategy and all our actions. Although much of our work is agency based, we know that we are working to change policies, practices, and procedures for the benefit of Washingtonians. This is why we identify as an entity who also serves community. We encourage agencies to build their own relationships with Community Members, Community Organizations, and Commissions to best serve Washingtonians.

Find a Racial/Ethnic or Social Justice Commission that represents you!

Connect with a Commission about Community

Agencies

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Agencies

We support agencies in applying an equity lens in all aspects of their decision-making. Central to this is our Relational Partnership and PEAR work. These strategies work hand-in-hand to lay the foundation for transformational change. By supporting agencies with strategies, tools, techniques, and resources, we help develop your own approaches that are rooted inside their agency. When applied properly, helps aid in work culture shifts that cause significant positive outcomes for those they serve. Over time, these procedures become normalized and reinforce themselves based on the positive impacts they create.

Community

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Community

Our state government work is grounded in public service to Washingtonians. We center the experiences of communities who have been historically marginalized and systematically excluded from access, power, and opportunities in our overall strategy and all our actions. Although much of our work is agency based, we know that we are working to change policies, practices, and procedures for the benefit of Washingtonians. This is why we identify as an entity who also serves community. We encourage agencies to build their own relationships with Community Members, Community Organizations, and Commissions to best serve Washingtonians.

Find a Racial/Ethnic or Social Justice Commission that represents you!