Do you struggle to meet your basic needs?
Do you have debt or payday loans that are making it hard for you to get ahead?
Do you currently receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or SFA (State Family Assistance)
Do you have ideas of how to improve TANF/SFA to make it a better program for families?
Looking to share your experience using these programs with lawmakers?

If you are in the KENT area and answered yes to ANY of these questions, we want to hear from you!
Please call 1.866.789.7726 to learn more or to RSVP.

We are holding two sessions in Kent at the Kent Commons (525 4th Ave. N.) The first is our Listening  Session for your to share your story with us and help inform state policy on these important programs. The second session is a FREE Advocacy Training and roundtable discussion with your local lawmakers. If you are looking to make change in your community and advocate for the programs and issues important to you, be sure to come to this session! All are welcome and participation in both days is not necessary to join the Advocacy Training. Childcare is available and light refreshments provided.

Kent Commons
525 4th Ave. N., Kent, WA

Kent Commons
525 4th Ave. N., Kent, WA

If you are taking the bus to join us at either of these events, you can reach the Kent Commons on routes 166, 168, 169 and 183.

Poverty Action is a statewide non-profit organization with over 8,000 members taking action to preserve and improve the programs in our state’s Safety Net. Programs like TANF and SFA are essential to helping Washingtonians prosper. With your help, we create and advocate for policy solutions that help Washington thrive. Join us at  our Kent Listening Session and share your story about living on a low income and meet with your lawmakers!

Come and share your story and help shape our legislative agenda, then join us on day two for a roundtable discussion with lawmakers on the issues you care about!

There is no better time than now to get your story heard. To sign up or to hear when we might be in a community near you, email or give us a call at 1-866-789-7726.


Poverty Action Listening Sessions 2013:

SEATTLE: July 23-24 DONE! Thank You Seattle!
TACOMA: Aug. 7-8 DONE! Tacoma you’re always amazing!
KENT: Aug. 27-29
EVERETT: Sept. 10-12
SPOKANE: October 8-10

If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone at Poverty Action about these events please call 1.866.789.7726
or email us at