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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.


2014-2015 Final Supplemental Budget Analysis Governor Inslee, the Washington State Senate, and House of Representatives released their 2014-2015 supplemental budget proposals, which cover July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Each branch of government introduces a supplemental budget. Once introduced, the House and Senate each hold hearings on their proposals and ultimately pass a version […]

Bill Tracker: Where we stand on current legislation in Olympia

We know how important it is to get the top-tier messages from the Network on bills that are making progress in Olympia. That’s why we’ve uploaded a bill tracker during legislative session for you to check out Poverty Action’s most pressing legislative bills for the week. We’re going to update this throughout session to make […]

Our 2014 Policy Agenda is Now ONLINE

Poverty Action’s public policy agenda for the 2014 Legislative Session is a document of values, and reflects the priorities of our membership and board. Through listening sessions, board meetings, membership meetings and actions, this agenda reflects the collective values of our nearly 11,000 members for the coming year. These are issues on which Poverty Action […]

The Road to Making the Dream A Reality Goes Through Oak Harbor: Take Action TODAY!

It has been a great week for our state. On the first day of the 2014 legislative session, the Washington House of Representatives went to work to pass The WA State Dream Act (HB1817), a bi-partisan bill that will help Washington be competitive in the global economy, ensure our communities’ students have the opportunity to […]

Poverty Action at the Capitol: Honor Dr. King’s Legacy Through Action

  This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, join Poverty Action as we work to dismantle racism, build economic equity, and ensure every Washingtonian has the opportunity to thrive.¬†We believe that systemic change is the only way to deliver on the goals and vision Dr. King laid out almost 42 years ago. We strive to honor […]