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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 2014 Primary Election Voter Guide!

As you know, Poverty Action brings low-income people and families to Olympia to change laws, correct injustices, and ensure that everyone can meet their basic needs. But we need great leaders in Olympia to help us forward our agenda. Every election season, Poverty Action takes to the streets to register and mobilize voters AND we talk […]

Join our team: Poverty Action is hiring TWO positions!

Poverty Action is looking for passionate people who want to work for justice by helping people unlock their voice and their power.  We are looking to hire a Public Policy Campaign Manager & an Operations and Communications Specialist! We’re hunting for folks who want to work with a stellar team dedicated to community organizing and innovative policy to end […]


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 […]