Our Guiding Policy Principles

Racial Equity

Tax policies should proactively create equitable access to a high quality of life and resources for communities of color — especially Black, Indigenous, and Latin/x communities.

Invest in the future

Our tax system should raise new revenue – over the long-term – to bolster and sustain public investments as well as build reserves for future economic downturns.

Economic Justice

Tax policies should reduce the impact of our upside-down tax code on low-income, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color households most impacted by the COVID-19 public health and economic crises. Policies should create new, robust investments in the things we all rely on, like vibrant schools where our kids learn, roads we drive on, and buses we take to work.


Tax policies should ensure that those who are doing well in Washington do right by Washingtonians. Those with more income and wealth should contribute a larger share of their resources to support public investments than those with less.

Budgets Are Moral Documents

The state budget is not just about numbers and spreadsheets; it matters on whose backs the budget is balanced. We believe in a balanced budget that invests equitably across all communities of our state and we believe everyone should pay their share.