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Legislature Tackles Harms of Medical Debt

On Wednesday, we issued a press release alongside Columbia Legal Services on House Bill 1531 and Senate Bill 5530, two companion bills that address medical debt collection in Washington. Read on for more. Olympia, WA – State Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) and Senator David Frockt (D-Seattle) have introduced companion bills – House Bill 1531 and […]

You voted…now what?!

Last night, a whole new slate of lawmakers were voted into state and federal offices throughout the United States. Voters in Washington state and across the country cast their ballots for the lawmakers who spoke most to their values, and decided on state initiatives that will create a lasting impact on the future of their […]

Welcome to the team Jay!

  Poverty Action is excited to announce that we have a new Policy & Field Campaign Manager: Jay Doran! In this role, Jay leads our campaigns associated with debt relief. This includes issues such as consumer protections, medical debt, and re-entry policies. Jay oversees our policy, organizing, and communications staff, ensuring that our short-term policy […]

Community Gathering to Redefine Public Safety- Night Out 2018

  Join Poverty Action for our annual Night Out for Safety & Liberation (NOSL), a community-centered block party that happens nation-wide in participating cities. NOSL is a chance for neighborhoods and communities to re-imagine and redefine what public safety is and can be on their streets. We all want to live in a world with […]

We’re having a party!

Please join Poverty Action in our end-of-session celebration, Together Towards Victory, for a night of food, drinks, and fun!  This event will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30 PM-7 PM at the Hillman City Collaboratory.  It is FREE and open to anyone and everyone who has ever advocated with us, worked alongside us, or […]