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Poverty Action builds grassroots power to end causes of poverty and create opportunities for everyone to prosper. We envision a state where people of all income levels fully promote and participate in building the fabric of socially, politically, and economically just communities.

Check Out Our New Community Voices!

At Poverty Action, we believe that real experiences are the force behind real change! That’s why we’ve added a new section to our 2018 Legislative Session section of our website– Community Voices! Check it out to read the testimony from community members who would be directly impacted by the bills they advocate for. We’ll be […]

Welcome to the team Adriana

Poverty Action is excited announce that Adriana Lasso-Harrier has joined the Poverty Action team as our new communications coordinator. In that role she will implement media and communications strategies to help advance the narrative about poverty in Washington and work closely with community members to uphold their stories. Before joining Poverty Action, Adriana worked at Solid Ground […]

Check out our analysis of the Governor’s Budget

Throughout the 2018 legislative session, the Governor, House of Representatives, and Senate will each propose a supplemental budget. Although the legislature passed an operating budget for the 2017-2019 biennium during the last legislative session, the supplemental budget is necessary because of emergent priorities and unanticipated costs that have arisen since the passage of the operating […]

MLK Day Lobby Day Registration is Now Closed!

Registration is now closed for our 13th Annual Day of Action in Olympia! You are welcome to join us on MLK Day, but we are no longer able to guarantee legislative appointments or accommodations.  This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, join Poverty Action members from across the state as we make our voices heard and […]

CFPB Releases Final Payday Lending Rule!

On Thursday, October 5, the CPFP released their long-awaited rules to curb payday lending abuses. Below is a copy of our press release. Advocates Applaud the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for Their Release Of Rules That Disrupt Abusive Payday Lending Business Model  WASHINGTON—Taking a step toward dismantling debt traps, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) […]