In 2018, the Poverty Reduction Work Group (PRWG) convened by Governor Inslee has worked to develop and help implement a strategic plan to reduce poverty, improve communities, and make needed … Continue reading Framework for Collaborative Government Envisions a More Just Future in Washington
This session, we were able to help pass and fund several important and hard-fought bills to make TANF a more effective pathway out of poverty, increase access to oral healthcare, and more. As we look ahead to next year, we are invigorated by our successes and remain dedicated to the work that’s left to be done.
Amy Roark is a member of the Poverty Reduction Work Group Steering Committee, the Campaign for Cash, and many other groups working to advocate for low-income Washingtonians. In this blog … Continue reading My Journey To Becoming an Advocate: Amy Roark’s Story
Whether our work is unpaid or underpaid, we work hard to meet our needs and pursue our goals. We all deserve to get the help we need, no matter what. … Continue reading The House and Senate have released proposed budgets – Here’s how they compare!
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 … Continue reading Poverty Action’s 2023 Policy Agenda is Live!
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. … Continue reading Register for MLK Lobby Day 2023!
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 … Continue reading Addressing Racial Harm in Our Advocacy Spaces
Monthly payments of the expanded Child Tax Credit start July 15. This historic investment will benefit nearly 1.5 million kids in Washington.
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.
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.