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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.

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 […]

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 […]

‘Tis the Season…for Supporting Social Justice!

Dear Members & Friends, Winter is one of my favorite times of year and I hope you are enjoying the season too! One of the reasons I love the end of the year is that it gives me the opportunity to show my appreciation for all the great work that happens in our state by […]

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Yesterday one of the brightest lights of freedom died. Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa, and one of the longest serving political prisoners in the world died in a Johannesburg, South Africa hospital after a long battle with Lung Cancer. He was 95. Nelson Mandela, known affectionately by his Xhosa tribal name Madiba, […]