We are so excited to announce our virtual Community Town Hall taking place next month on Wednesday, November 29 at 4:00pm. We can’t do any of our work without your support and input! This virtual event will not only premiere our 2024 legislative agenda, but it will be a space to chat with us about education issues you’re seeing in your community. From Spokane, to Yakima, Vancouver and Bellingham – everyone across Washington is invited!
- Eros Nelson, NAACP Youth Leader
- Ashlye Triebs, Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) Member
- Natasha Fecteau Minger, Parent Ambassador & 2023 candidate for North Kitsap School Board
Hello everyone! My name is Ashlye Triebs! I am a fellow for Fuse Washington on Clark College’s Campus. I am a junior at Columbia River High School and a full-time running start student at Clark College. I am 16 years old and working towards my Associate in Arts degree emphasizing Political Science. Civic engagement has always been a valuable part of my identity and life. My gateway towards civic involvement in my youth all started by canvassing for congresswoman Marie Glusenkamp Perez in the most recent election when I was 15. Being young and involved is just a step ahead in my future. Exercising and protecting one’s civic rights is something I will always advocate for. As of August 2023, I have committed to my position as a member of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council in Olympia, where we work to amplify and accommodate the needs of youth across the state by advocating for bills with our legislature. Being one person on this council has been a thrilling and life-changing experience in my life! In my future, I want to accomplish a master’s in Public Policy and a bachelor’s in Political Science with a minor in history. Down the road in my career, I would like to pursue a career in lobbying and take some form of office in D.C. A career with UNICEF and FEMA is also a fun thought!
I am Eros Nelson, a senior at the center school and member of the NAACP youth council. I also run my school’s RJA (racial Justice alliance) and am a member of my school’s BSU (black student union). I am a active member of my community and avid fighter against the injustices me and my peoples face.
Natasha Fecteau Minger is an Alaska Native Aleut living on the Kitsap Peninsula with her husband Jeff and her son N’khelai. The only high school graduate in her family of origin, she has fought hard for every educational opportunity for her own son, who has a spectrum diagnosis. She is committed to a public education system that meets students where they are and values the role of families more than the bureaucracy of public education. As a Washington State Parent Ambassador, she has worked towards increasing the quality of early learning in our state for more than a decade and dreams of innovative educational environments that inspire educators and develops the intrinsic rewards in students of learning and meeting challenges. She recently ran for school board and gained valuable insight for her own journey as she fights for educational equity in our state.
Can’t make it on Nov. 29th, but want to learn more about advocacy? Join our Advocacy Training on Dec. 6th!