|Marcy Bowers – Director Marcy began as a volunteer with Poverty Action in 2001 and came on staff in 2005. Since joining the staff, she has recruited and managed volunteers, led our grassroots outreach, coordinated the People’s Summit and March, led our 2008 Vote For A Change campaign, staffed the national Equal Voice for America’s Families campaign and coordinated our membership and communications efforts. Marcy now serves as Poverty Action’s Director, overseeing a stellar staff and working with our talented board. Marcy has deep organizing and policy experience having worked for social justice in Seattle, Texas and Central America. Marcy received her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from the University of Washington.Contact Marcy at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eliseo (EJ) Juárez – Development & Communications
EJ is Poverty Action’s Development & Communications Coordinator. He focuses on building our membership throughout Washington state, fundraising, and managing communications campaigns. EJ has worked to elevate underrepresented communities to positions of power and engage young people in civic life through innovative campaigns all over Washington State. He serves on the Board of the Washington Bus Education Fund, an organization that engages tomorrow’s leaders through civic and cultural engagement. Additionally, he has been appointed by Gov. Inslee to serve on the Commission on Hispanic Affairs where he is currently serving his first term. EJ received a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington where he was a Civic Engagement Fellow.
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|Senait Brown – Public Policy Campaign Manager
Senait serves as our Public Policy Campaign Manager after holding the position of Community Organizer for three years. Senait works to mobilize grassroots support around ending poverty through empowering low-income communities and communities of color to access their political voice. Currently, Senait serves as the lead coordinator for Poverty Action’s re-entry campaign, leadership development, anti-racist organizing, and our Vote For A Change campaign. Senait received a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning-concentration in community development for social justice from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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|Danielle Friedman – Campaign Manager
Danielle works as Poverty Action’s Campaign Manager. She focuses on coalition-building, mobilizing grassroots communities around the state, and coordinating media and lobbying efforts in order to win fair and reasonable consumer protections for low-income and working families. In addition, she coordinates APPL (Alliance to Prevent Predatory Lending), a coalition made up of over 100 community organizations that work on battling predatory lending at the state level. Danielle’s passion for social justice has led her to be a professional community organizer for 8 years, working on a variety of social and economic justice issues, in addition to legislative campaigns around Washington State. She received a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Washington in 2005.
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|Tony Lee – Solid Ground Policy Director As Poverty Action’s Policy Director, Tony oversees Solid Ground’s advocacy programs: the Statewide Poverty Action Network; Family Assistance, which provides free legal representation to low-income people on public assistance, Medicaid and child care issues; Community Voicemail, which provides voicemail to low-income and homeless adults. He also coordinates Solid Ground’s advocacy work with local government on issues related to funding and human service policies. Tony was a founding member of Poverty Action in 1996, playing an essential role in its development and direction. Tony has more than 20 years of experience working on legal justice and legislative issues, including work as a Public Benefits Attorney at Evergreen Legal Services and as the legislative director at the WA Association of Churches. He is the past chair of the Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and is a founding member of the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of King County.Contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org|