Advocacy Actions

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The following list of online actions need your advocacy.

 

Tax Lien Foreclosure

Presently, there is an increase in foreclosures as a result of people’s inability to pay their property taxes. This is also known as “tax lien foreclosure”.  We believe that people shouldn’t lose their homes due to taxes, and we’re working on legislation to address this. Help us push House Bill 1105 through the Legislature and keep people housed!

 

Pocket Service

Our state is one of just eight states in the country that has not outlawed “pocket service,” a practice that allows debt collectors to serve a suit for outstanding debt without actually filing that suit in court. We believe in fair and transparent consumer protections that do not prioritize the interests of debt collectors. Help us push House Bill 1066 and Senate Bill 5034 through the Legislature and protect people, not profits!

 

Child Support Pass-Through

Families who receive financial support through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are not eligible to receive the child support payments they would otherwise be allowed to collect. We believe that parents who are already struggling to make ends meet should be allowed this critical boost of income. Help us push House Bill 1136 and Senate Bill 5144 through the Legislature and prioritize the security of families on TANF!

 

TANF/WorkFirst

Low income families who struggle the most, due to societal barriers or circumstantial hardships, are the least likely to access the critical support that TANF/WorkFirst provides. We believe that the TANF/WorkFirst program should be strengthened so that families can access its supports and get back on track. Help us push House Bill 1603 and Senate Bill 5684 through the Legislature and make common-sense fixes to TANF/WorkFirst! 

 

Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC)

Washington’s tax code is upside down: it places the tax burden on the shoulders of low-and middle-income households by making them pay up to six times more as a share of income in taxes than the wealthiest households. We believe that our state deserves a fair tax code and that the WFTC is a significant step in the right direction. Help us push House Bill 1527 and Senate Bill 5810 through the Legislature and fund the WFTC!