Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL-WA) is a grassroots organization affiliated with VOCAL-NY. VOCAL-WA builds power among low- and no- income people directly affected by the war on drugs, homelessness, mass incarceration, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic to create healthy and just communities for all. We accomplish this through community organizing, leadership development, public education, participatory research, and direct action.
VOCAL-WA works on issue advocacy campaigns that are chosen and led by grassroots community leaders focused on making concrete improvements in their lives. VOCAL-WA also works with policy experts, research partners, and other technical advisers to monitor and report on key budget, legislative, and policy issues affecting our communities.