Honoring humanity creates an equitable and just society.
History matters. Not only does it show where we have been, it explains why things are the way they are. When it comes to building a more equitable and just world for everyone, everyday actions -- the large and the small -- matter. The Washington State Office of Equity honors the contributions of veterans who, through their actions, made this state and nation a better place to live. We appreciate the everyday actions -- the large and the small – persons with disabilities take to live, love, and thrive in safety and authenticity.
Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the welder, the doctor and the environmentalist – not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist. Suzy Kassem