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!
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.
The budget makes key investments in helping low-income Washingtonians meet their basic needs. Join us in thanking lawmakers for prioritizing low-income Washingtonians in the budget!
The House and Senate are working this weekend to reconcile their budget proposals. Urge the Senate to invest in critical human services programs!
Senators have until April 12 to pass important legislation to help Washingtonians meet their basic needs - urge them to help these bills make it to the finish line!
While the House's proposed budget takes important steps to build a pathway out of poverty for low-income Washingtonians, the Senate budget anticipates cuts to the TANF caseload. Tell your Senator to follow the lead of the House budget!
For the first time ever, Dental Therapy has a hearing in the Senate! Tell your Senators to vote YES on this important legislation!
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!
Two important bills to help Washingtonians meet their basic needs passed out of the House last week and have their first hearings in the Senate on Wednesday. Urge your Senator to support these important pieces of legislation!
Lawmakers have until March 8 to pass this important legislation to authorize dental therapy at community health clinics statewide. Tell your lawmakers to vote YES on SHB 1678 to expand access to oral healthcare in Washington!
Many important bills made it through Friday's fiscal cutoff, so it's time to put the pressure on lawmakers to bring them to a vote on the House floor and pass them to the next step!
HB 1651 would give people more time to pay their traffic and parking ticket debt before they lose access to their vehicle and increase access to payment plans, making important changes to protect consumers. Urge your lawmakers to support this important legislation!
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.
Whether our work is unpaid or underpaid, we work hard to meet our needs and pursue our goals. We each contribute in our own unique ways to our loved ones … Continue reading Help Families Meet Their Basic Needs!
Shelter is a basic human need, essential for equitable, healthy, safe, and stable communities. However, rent increases are forcing vulnerable populations like seniors, single parents, and veterans to grapple with … Continue reading Support Rent Stabilization
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!