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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.

Welcome to the team Jay!

  Poverty Action is excited to announce that we have a new Policy & Field Campaign Manager: Jay Doran! In this role, Jay leads our campaigns associated with debt relief. This includes issues such as consumer protections, medical debt, and re-entry policies. Jay oversees our policy, organizing, and communications staff, ensuring that our short-term policy […]

Community Gathering to Redefine Public Safety- Night Out 2018

  Join Poverty Action for our annual Night Out for Safety & Liberation (NOSL), a community-centered block party that happens nation-wide in participating cities. NOSL is a chance for neighborhoods and communities to re-imagine and redefine what public safety is and can be on their streets. We all want to live in a world with […]

We’re having a party!

Please join Poverty Action in our end-of-session celebration, Together Towards Victory, for a night of food, drinks, and fun!  This event will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30 PM-7 PM at the Hillman City Collaboratory.  It is FREE and open to anyone and everyone who has ever advocated with us, worked alongside us, or […]

2018 Supplemental Budget Analysis– Now up!

We’ve created a handy grid tool for a simple side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Supplemental Budget Proposals from the Governor, Senate, and House. Go check it out here! Be sure to re-visit this site in the upcoming weeks once a final version of the budget has been produced.

Check Out Our New Community Voices!

At Poverty Action, we believe that real experiences are the force behind real change! That’s why we’ve added a new section to our 2018 Legislative Session section of our website– Community Voices! Check it out to read the testimony from community members who would be directly impacted by the bills they advocate for. We’ll be […]