The Poverty Action Blog

You voted…now what?!

Last night, a whole new slate of lawmakers were voted into state and federal offices throughout the United States. Voters in Washington state and across the country cast their ballots for the lawmakers who spoke most to their values, and decided on state initiatives that will create a lasting impact on the future of their […]

Welcome to the team Jay!

  Poverty Action is excited to announce that we have a new Policy & Field Campaign Manager: Jay Doran! In this role, Jay leads our campaigns associated with debt relief. This includes issues such as consumer protections, medical debt, and re-entry policies. Jay oversees our policy, organizing, and communications staff, ensuring that our short-term policy […]

We’re having a party!

Please join Poverty Action in our end-of-session celebration, Together Towards Victory, for a night of food, drinks, and fun!  This event will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30 PM-7 PM at the Hillman City Collaboratory.  It is FREE and open to anyone and everyone who has ever advocated with us, worked alongside us, or […]

Check Out Our New Community Voices!

At Poverty Action, we believe that real experiences are the force behind real change! That’s why we’ve added a new section to our 2018 Legislative Session section of our website– Community Voices! Check it out to read the testimony from community members who would be directly impacted by the bills they advocate for. We’ll be […]

Welcome to the team Adriana

Poverty Action is excited announce that Adriana Lasso-Harrier has joined the Poverty Action team as our new communications coordinator. In that role she will implement media and communications strategies to help advance the narrative about poverty in Washington and work closely with community members to uphold their stories. Before joining Poverty Action, Adriana worked at Solid Ground […]

Throughout the 2018 legislative session, the Governor, House of Representatives, and Senate will each propose a supplemental budget. Although the legislature passed an operating budget for the 2017-2019 biennium during the last legislative session, the supplemental budget is necessary because of emergent priorities and unanticipated costs that have arisen since the passage of the operating […]

MLK Day Lobby Day Registration is Now Closed!

Registration is now closed for our 13th Annual Day of Action in Olympia! You are welcome to join us on MLK Day, but we are no longer able to guarantee legislative appointments or accommodations.  This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, join Poverty Action members from across the state as we make our voices heard and […]

CFPB Releases Final Payday Lending Rule!

On Thursday, October 5, the CPFP released their long-awaited rules to curb payday lending abuses. Below is a copy of our press release. Advocates Applaud the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for Their Release Of Rules That Disrupt Abusive Payday Lending Business Model  WASHINGTON—Taking a step toward dismantling debt traps, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) […]