Membership Meeting Tomorrow at 5pm  

As a reminder, our next membership meeting will be tomorrow, Thursday 3/10 from 5-6pm via Zoom. At this month’s membership meeting, members from the International Solidarity Working Group will talk about how building power and community through our union intersects with issues that international scholars often navigate as well as global issues more broadly. To access the link and/or call-in number, please fill out this short form. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
  • Approve agenda
  • Approve minutes
  • Organizing updates
  • Housing Justice Survey
  • International Solidarity Working Group
  • Constitutional Convention
  • Adjourn
All members in good standing are encouraged to attend, and anyone who is not yet a member can sign up here beforehand. Everyone is encouraged to login five minutes earlier to help expedite the check-in process. For more information about how the meeting will be structured and how you can use Zoom’s features to participate, check out this page on our website.

Share Your Health & Safety Priorities
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the situation is constantly evolving. Governments, the CDC, and UW are changing their response and prevention policies. Because of this, the Return To Campus (RTC) Workgroup wants to quickly check in on how members are doing. Click here to complete the 3-question survey.

Our ability to win structural changes on health & safety issues is a direct function of how many members get involved in building collective power. Responses to this survey will be instrumental in informing the next steps that we can take as a union towards RTC organizing. We are looking for more members to get involved in this organizing effort — please email or join the #return-to-campus-organizing channel on the ASE slack if you would like to get involved.

To join the ASE Slack (open to all members):

You can read the latest announcement re: COVID related policies from UW here.

Your Response Needed on Housing Survey
​​Please CLICK HERE to share your housing experiences!

Our Housing Justice Working Group is organizing to ensure everyone in our community has secure housing and a meaningful say in their housing conditions! We live in a region experiencing huge issues of housing insecurity and unaffordability, and these issues have disproportionate impacts on marginalized groups. In order to restructure the housing system to work for us, we must build power through collective action. As an initial step, the Housing Justice Workgroup has developed this survey to gather members’ experiences. The more people who participate, the better we’ll be able to demonstrate that these issues are widely felt, and that we’re unified behind the urgent need to address them.

The survey will close on April 8 — please take a few minutes now to participate! For more information and to get involved with this ongoing work, email

Take Action for Economic Justice
There are a number of important pieces of legislation and action items in Washington State on issues of housing justice, solutions to homelessness, extending pandemic cash assistance programs (especially for families of color), and more. Check out the links below for actions you can take to support this work!
In Solidarity,
Douglas Avella-Castro
Julia Ball
Nicholas Bolten
Amanda Clouser
Kate Conroy
Max Friedfeld
Vern Harner
Colleen Hoffman
Levin Kim
Brianne King
Avi Matarasso
Erin Morgan
Emily Myers
Amal Nanavati
Anzela Niraula
Nayon Park
Marissa Parker
Anastasia Schaadhardt
Solmaz Shakerifard
Sam Sumpter
Samantha Thompson
Braeden Van Deynze
Yuying Xie
Momona Yamagami
Christian Zimmermann