Advocacy Actions

You + Advocacy Actions = Powerful Change

Thank you for taking action for a more equitable state.

The following list of online actions need your advocacy.

In addition, you can call the Washington legislative hotline. With one call to the hotline at 1.800.562.6000 you can leave a message with your legislature to support or oppose multiple bills at once (see the bill names below).

Either by phone or or by taking action on the following, thank you for making  a positive impact TODAY:

State BudgetTwo starkly different budgets were proposed this year. the Senate has made the choice to make detrimental slashes in funding for essential human services. While the House has found a way to bring in new revenue from the wealthiest households and companies in the state, the Senate has chosen to make cuts to some of our state’s most vulnerable populations. Make your voice heard now!

 

Your advocacy is working!  Send a thank you to lawmakers for passing the following:

TANF 24Parents on TANF engage in an eligible “work activity” to receive TANF benefits. Until this year, only 12 months of vocational education was an eligible work activity. But we have now changed the law, doubling the length of time parents can pursue education/training opportunities, and still  receive benefits, from 12 months to 24 months. Thank you for advocating to give give parents a real chance to obtain a vocational education. Support HB 1566/SB 5347. Take Action!


Federal actions:
CFPB blockThe national Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has worked for the past six years to protect American consumers from predatory banking and lending. The CFPB has returned nearly $12 billion to 29 million Americans harmed by illegal financial practices. Despite all this great work, the CFPB is fighting for its life. The US House is considering a bill, HR 10 or the Financial CHOICE Act that would strip away key consumer protections around financial services. Take Action Now!

 

For decades, Poverty Action members have worked collectively to fight for laws that work to build equity, and prevented policies that would deepen poverty in our state. From keeping people housed during the foreclosure crisis, and restoring the right to vote for thousands of previously incarcerated people – we proven that our collective actions make a huge difference.