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March 23, 2020

March 23: Governor Inslee announces “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order


April 2020

Stimulus checks start arriving to households but exclude hundreds of thousands of people in WA due to immigration status.

April 8, 2020

Washington  Dream Coalition and partners launch a grassroots COVID-19 immigrant relief fund, raising over $6.2M for undocumented people in Washington State.


April 20, 2020

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network launches the WA Immigrant Relief Fund Campaign, a campaign powered by a diverse coalition of organizations to push for a state-funded WA COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund.

May 2020

Farmworkers strike in Yakima to protest COVID-19 working conditions


June 18, 2020

Gov. Inslee holds joint press conference with Washington Dream Coalition & Washington Census Alliance members

June 23, 2020

Gov. Inslee announces commitment to a relief fund for people who can’t access federal aid or unemployment insurance because of immigration status


August 10, 2020

Gov. Inslee announces $40 million fund

October 21, 2020

Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund launches

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