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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.

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 […]

Our 2013 Endorsements: Our Network’s Values, Our Network’s Vision

Together, with input from the membership, our board has taken a position on three of the most critical ballot initiatives that will appear on your ballot this fall. These issues will affect your community in different ways and will have lasting impacts on our communities. In an effort to help you consider these impacts, Poverty […]

TODAY IS THE DAY….to update your voter registration!

Hey Friends, Today is National Voter Registration Day!  Pretty awesome, eh?! It’s the best pseudo-holiday around! Here at Poverty Action HQ we’re celebrating National Voter Registration Day by letting our members know how to update their registration with the county auditor. It is simple, fast, and the easiest way to make sure when election day rolls […]