The Statewide Poverty Action Network is an anti-poverty advocacy organization located in Seattle, WA.
Through in-person community organizing and online advocacy, we advance equitable policy solutions for low-income people in Washington state.
Our work starts and ends within Washington communities, through our semi-annual Listening Sessions, ensuring both accountability to and guidance by those most directly impacted by the effects of poverty. In our work, we:
- Develop and advocate for innovative public policy solutions that address the root causes of poverty, promote economic opportunity, and address systemic barriers faced by communities of color;
- Register, educate, and mobilize voters from low-income communities and communities of color;
- Engage community members in advocating for the issues that impact their lives;
- Support grassroots leadership in low-income communities.
Poverty Action is reclaiming democracy for people and communities who have so often been left out of the conversation. We want the Governor, legislators, regulators, and other decision-makers in the state to hear these voices and stories. Together with our community members, we’re changing the narrative on poverty in Washington state.