One of the most effective ways to advocate for the progress you want to see in your community is by e-mailing your lawmakers directly. During each legislative session, we update this page with an active list of the bills we are working on. Use our pre-written e-mail templates to customize your message and share your story with your lawmakers!

Tell Our US Senators: Don’t Use TANF as a Bargaining Chip

While we were able to pass improvements to TANF at the state level in Washington, as part of the negotiations to raise the federal debt limit, the House has proposed dramatic cuts to TANF, SNAP, and Medicaid. We need to send a strong message that TANF, and the families who rely on it to meet their basic needs, cannot be used as a bargaining chip.

Tell Your Senator: Children Should Receive 100% of Child Support Payments, Not the State!

In Washington state, if a child's family receives Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and child support is paid by a non-custodial parent, the state collects and withholds their child support payments. Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1652 will ensure that 100% of child support paid by a non-custodial parent will be passed through to children whose families are on TANF. Tell your Senator to vote YES on this important bill!

Expand Dental Therapy Statewide

Everyone deserves a healthy smile, no matter our race, where we live, or what insurance we can afford. Authorizing dental therapy statewide will expand access to oral healthcare for those who currently face barriers to treatment like cost, distance from clinics, and insurance coverage.

Expand Access to the Working Families Tax Credit

The Working Families Tax Credit puts cash back in the pockets of families that need it. This year, we have the opportunity to expand access to this vital tax credit to all adults 18 and older!