Dear Members & Friends,
Winter is one of my favorite times of year and I hope you are enjoying the season too! One of the reasons I love the end of the year is that it gives me the opportunity to show my appreciation for all the great work that happens in our state by making a year-end donation to my favorite social justice organizations.
This last year has been incredible. We’ve been able to grow our membership by over 1,000 new members in just the past 12 months. That’s 1,000 new voters, activists, and fighters for our movement to eliminate poverty in Washington state.
Your year-end gift to Poverty Action is critical in keeping our fight strong. Whether that is a $10 or $100, every donation will help grow our membership and take smart, community-sourced policy solutions to Olympia. We can’t do it without you. I hope you will join me in supporting our state’s most effective anti-poverty organization, Poverty Action.
In just one month we will be hosting our annual Lobby Day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 20, 2014). This is a free event that packs the Capitol with advocates on our issues. If you’re not already registered, you can sign up here. But events like this are only possible with generous donations from members like you.
Many of you may have already received a letter and member report. I hope those letters found you well and will help you talk with your friends about why you support Poverty Action.
Thanks for all you do to support this network. We are deeply grateful to have some of the most passionate and smart advocates around as our members. Enjoy the season, and as always we love hearing from our friends and members. If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or just want to catch up, give us a call at (206) 694-6794 or toll free at 1-866-789-7726. We would enjoy hearing from you.
Development & Communications Manager
Statewide Poverty Action Network
PS: A special shout out to all the members who have sent our team holiday cards this year. You are awesome! The kind notes and encouragement have been a wonderful surprise!