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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.

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, […]

Special Session! Transit, Roads, and Bridges…and Corporate Welfare.

Yesterday, after months of foreshadowing,  Washington Governor Jay Inslee said lawmakers will be called back to Olympia for a special session to finish work left undone after the previous two special sessions earlier in 2013. This session will be focused on cutting a deal to pass a transportation budget for Washington that includes everything from […]

Why Solidarity Matters: Standing with Grocery Workers in WA

Today, workers from Fred Meyer, Albertson’s, Safeway, and QFC stores across western Washington will begin their strike. After months of negotiation with management, where proposals to cut health benefits, wages, and other benefits were proposed by their corporate negotiators, the nearly 30,000 workers have joined together to strike for their fair share. The parent companies […]