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Hispanic couple assembling tent
Hispanic man on smartphone
Hispanic family bicycling

Washington, with beautiful landscapes from the beaches of Neah Bay to the rolling fields of Asotin and every place in between, is home to a beautiful tapestry of people seeking to make a life for themselves and a better future for their children, grandchildren, and generations to come.  Yet, the Latinos still do not have the same opportunities to thrive as their nonmarginalized counterparts across nearly every measure including education, wealth, employment, health, and more. Inequities continue to be deep, pervasive, and persistent, and they come at a great economic and social cost. The Washington State Office of Equity partners with numerous internal and external stakeholders to receive anti-racist, decolonized, disaggregated data in order to produce relevant information that result in Latinos having full access to the opportunities, power, and resources they need  to flourish and achieve their full potential.

Latinos make up 13.5% of Washington’s population and 18% of the U. S. population.

As people of color, we have a potent power – and a responsibility – to change events around us, not just professionally, but spiritually and politically as well. Michelle Herrera Mulligan