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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.

Our Position on Ballot Measures

Poverty Action has taken a position on some of this year’s main ballot initiatives to help you consider their impacts. We’ve listed our positions in the order in which they appear on the ballot.   Initiatives 591 & 594: Background Checks for Gun Sales Everyone in Washington should be able to live in safe communities. […]

It’s really true. Tony Lee is retiring…sort of!

The rumors are true. After nearly 20 years with Solid Ground, Tony Lee is officially retiring! For nearly three decades, the last 19 years as Advocacy Director at Solid Ground, Tony has been our state’s leading lobbyist on issues impacting low-income people and families. In his role at Solid Ground, Tony helped found Poverty Action, playing an essential […]

Check out our General Election Voter Guide!

As most of you know, Poverty Action has been committed to building grassroots power with low-income people and families since 1996. We focus on changing laws in Olympia, correcting injustices, and ensuring that every single person can have their basic needs met. Voting for great community leaders in Olympia enables us to have our voices and […]

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 […]