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.
In response to COVID-19 and its devastating and prolonged effects on public health and the economy, federal lawmakers passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
We've compiled a list of resources and information to help keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe during the COVID-19 crisis.
Washington's Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) has decided to suspend some of policies surrounding work requirements in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 Session was a solid success for Washington's low-income communities-- and a success that we will build off of in years to come. Read on for our session recap!