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 his legacy and the legacy of our nations’ countless civil rights heroes by focusing our Lobby Day on amplifying the voice of ordinary Washingtonians to achieve extraordinary results.
Last year, over 250 members joined us in Olympia to honor Dr. King by joining the struggle and meeting with their legislators. It recalls one of Dr. King’s quotes that so perfectly sums up why our Lobby Day is on a holiday devoted to his memory:
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
The period of social transition continues today. We are fighting for freedom from violence in all its forms, racism, sexism, and discrimination, and to build a state that invests in people to live their fullest lives. We invite you to join us on MLK Jr. Day in Olympia to continue the work of Dr. King and ensure the voices we need are not silent in our fight.
Free transportation, childcare, interpretation, breakfast, and lunch provided. Childcare and interpretation services provided with RSVP. For more information call 206-694-6794 or toll-free at 1-866-789-7726