When we come together to share our stories and advocate for our needs, we build a community bound together by networks of support and strong enough to achieve real change. To transform unfair systems into systems that treat us fairly, we must center the lives and stories of people impacted by poverty at the decision-making … Continue reading Register for MLK Lobby Day 2023!
Poverty Action’s 2023 Policy Agenda is Live!
As the 2023 Washington State Legislative Session begins, we've published Poverty Action's policy priorities for the year. This year, we are focusing on driving policy change by centering the narratives of the people most impacted by poverty. Policy change and sharing our stories are not two separate projects, but must be woven together — our … Continue reading Poverty Action’s 2023 Policy Agenda is Live!
Addressing Racial Harm in Our Advocacy Spaces
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022, we held our 17th annual Lobby Day to bring together advocates for change from across the state to connect and meet with their lawmakers. We opened the virtual event with a panel of passionate, experienced advocates and then shared our policy priorities for the 2022 Legislative Session. We … Continue reading Addressing Racial Harm in Our Advocacy Spaces
What you should know about this year’s expanded Child Tax Credit
Monthly payments of the expanded Child Tax Credit start July 15. This historic investment will benefit nearly 1.5 million kids in Washington.
Lily’s Story: A Fight to Access Dental Care
Lily, a community member in Seattle, knows firsthand how difficult it is to receive dental care when living on a low income. As she shared in an interview, she was unable to access routine dental care for several years.
Honoring the Legacy of Tony Lee
Tony, who spent 19 years as the Policy Director of Poverty Action, will be remembered as many things: passionate, committed, smart, a man of integrity, a keen analyst, tireless champion of racial justice and the source of a wondrously infectious laugh.
Vote YES on R-90 for comprehensive sex-ed!
As an organization dedicated to addressing social and economic inequity, we at Poverty Action recognize the importance of education and information in the empowerment of vulnerable populations--especially in the fight against sexual violence.
A History of Voter Suppression in the US
The history of voting is also the history of voter suppression. When the United States first became a country only white male landowners could vote, disenfranchising millions of Black, female, lower-income people for more than 100 years.
The Ultimate How-To Guide on Voting in WA
Participation in the democratic process has always been vital to pushing for more just systems to benefit everyone--especially marginalized communities--living in the United States.
How Mail-in Voting Boosts Democracy
Voting by mail -- which allows people to cast their vote within their own home and send their ballot in to be counted via the postal service -- is the safest, most equitable, and most efficient way to hold elections during a pandemic.
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