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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We, both as an organization and also as society at large must ask ourselves this question: how can we ensure this moment becomes the turning point for lasting change?
Our state is facing two distinct challenges: one of public health and the other of economic crisis. But through a unified, statewide commitment to inclusive policies that prioritize the health and economic well-being of all Washington’s communities, we can move forward toward recovery together.