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The Coalition of Immigrants Refugees & Communities of Color is a group combining multi-cultural organizations and individuals dedicated to building informed, engaged, and equitable communities.

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Protecting worker's rights

Closing the education opportunity gap

Increasing minimum wage and the housing trust fund

Keeping local politicians and policies accountable to our communities




Watch (above) Founder Velma Veloria, member Clarence Gunn and Berket Kiros discuss the goals , achievemnets and early stages of CIRCC.

CIRCC  hosts a candidates forum at the Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle annually. We strive to keep our local politicians accountable to our communities. Please check out our gallery for videos and pictures of our past events. CIRCC welcomes all community groups to participate in our forum. 

CIRCC FOUNDERS: Velma Veloria/Clarence Gunn/ Bereket Kiros/Sameth Mell/Isaac Aaraya


Empower Our Communities

Join us every first Wednesday 6:00- 7:30 PM of the month for our monthly meetings. Let your voice be heard!

Meetings are held at the Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle

1528 Valentine Pl S

Seattle,WA 98144

For more information: Email Sameth Mell at