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Welcome to the IAF Northwest!

The IAF Northwest is a regional network of broad-based community alliances in Washington, Oregon, Canada and Australia.  Each alliance’s goals are to build individual civic leadership, strengthen its member organizations, and to serve as a vehicle for these members to act in the public arena with sufficient power for the common good.

The IAF Northwest is part of the larger Industrial Areas Foundation which has affiliates in 19 additional states, the United Kingdom and Germany.   Started in 1940, the IAF is the oldest and most widely recognized network of its kind.  The IAF Northwest consists of eight established local Alliances and four start-up Alliances.

Each of the Alliances is a broad-based organization made up of a diverse group of resourceful, passionate everyday people—united through their religious, education, labor and community organizations.

The Alliances create opportunities for these people to connect and act powerfully and creatively as leaders -  to bring about practical solutions to the challenges facing their families and communities.  The IAF Northwest is nonideological and strictly nonpartisan, but proudly, publicly, and persistently political.

 

NEWS:

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Starts NOW!  -- Double check if you need to enroll for coverage for 2015!

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Starts NOW! -- Double check if you need to enroll for coverage for 2015!

November, 2014 -- The MACG Health Care Action Team wants you to know: NOW is the time to sign-up for health insurance! Double check if you need to enroll for coverage for 2015!

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Homeless, others urge city to develop day shelter in Federal Way

Homeless, others urge city to develop day shelter in Federal Way

11/14/14 -- Federal Way Mirror -- "Our goal was to encourage Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell to commit to work with the Alliance and its allies to find an appropriate site, secure capital funding and secure operation funding to develop a day shelter in Federal Way that provides showers, laundry, public space and a connection point with service providers," said Peter Hasegawa. "I believe a strong community showing at our event demonstrated support for this project."

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Bilingual Safe Roads Assembly Draws 450 People, 5700 Commitments

Bilingual Safe Roads Assembly Draws 450 People, 5700 Commitments

November, 2014 -- The bilingual MACG Oregon Safe Roads Assembly on October 2 was attended by 450 people with representation from all 23 MACG member institutions and 14 other institutions. The assembly was an action on MACG itself to spread the word as widely as possible during the final month of the Oregon Safe Roads YES on 88 campaign before election day on November 4th.

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National College of Natural Medicine Joins MACG!

National College of Natural Medicine Joins MACG!

June, 2014. -- The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in downtown Portland is MACG’s latest member institution! Read the story of how the College came to know MACG and ultimately join up.

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Spokane Alliance! We sure turned out!

Spokane Alliance! We sure turned out!

June, 2014 -- Over 200 Spokane Alliance members, attended our city-wide action on June 24th. We packed Westminster UCC. The energy was high, our stories were strong and we moved our issues. We secured commitments from....

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