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.
My Journey To Becoming an Advocate: Amy Roark’s Story
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 post, she shares her story of becoming an advocate. As a person who has given testimony over 15 times, I still get nervous to stand … Continue reading My Journey To Becoming an Advocate: Amy Roark’s Story
The House and Senate have released proposed budgets – Here’s how they compare!
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. As emergency allocations for SNAP and other programs are coming to an end this spring, Washington's low-income residents are already facing a more difficult financial landscape. … Continue reading The House and Senate have released proposed budgets – Here’s how they compare!
Poverty Action’s 2023 Policy Agenda is Live!
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 of the people most impacted by poverty. Policy change and sharing our stories are not two separate projects, but must be woven together — our … Continue reading Poverty Action’s 2023 Policy Agenda is Live!
Register for MLK Lobby Day 2023!
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. To transform unfair systems into systems that treat us fairly, we must center the lives and stories of people impacted by poverty at the decision-making … Continue reading Register for MLK Lobby Day 2023!
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