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.
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.