At Statewide Poverty Action Network, we are fighting for a world where everyone can put food on the table, pay for our everyday needs, and pursue our own goals in life – no matter who we are or where we come from. We work to transform the systems that are stacked against us into systems that treat us fairly. We believe the only way to do that is to center the lives and stories of people impacted by poverty at the table where decisions are made.
This year, we are focusing on driving policy change by centering the narratives of impacted communities. Policy change and sharing our stories are not two separate projects, but must be woven together — our stories and lived experiences must at every level drive our policy ambitions. By centering the voices of those living in poverty, we can come together as a community and build policy change that is larger than ourselves.
2023 Policy Priorities
Through conversation with community members, we’ve made ambitious plans to tackle three policy priorities this year. Join us to help weave individual narratives into meaningful policy change during the 2023 legislative session and beyond.
Sharing our unique stories and building strong relationships makes our advocacy more powerful. We engage voters, build up community leaders, and connect people impacted by poverty to the state legislature to share their stories and inform policy change. When we stand together to demand that communities most impacted by poverty have a voice at the decision-making table, we can build a system that works for all of us.