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Poverty Action builds grassroots power to end causes of poverty and create opportunities for everyone to prosper. We envision a state where people of all income levels fully promote and participate in building the fabric of socially, politically, and economically just communities.

MLK Day Lobby Day Registration is Open!

Registration is open for our 13th Annual Day of Action in Olympia! This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, join Poverty Action members from across the state as we make our voices heard and demand a more just Washington state. This MLK Day, you will: • Meet with your lawmakers! • Share your story! • Take […]

Poverty Action is Hiring! Join our Team.

We are seeking a passionate person who wants to build a community of people – especially people with low-incomes and people of color –  who use their power to create a more accountable and equitable Washington state. Our Communications Coordinator plays a critical role in building and supporting a multi-racial, cross-class movement for economic and racial justice in […]

CFPB Releases Final Payday Lending Rule!

On Thursday, October 5, the CPFP released their long-awaited rules to curb payday lending abuses. Below is a copy of our press release. Advocates Applaud the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for Their Release Of Rules That Disrupt Abusive Payday Lending Business Model  WASHINGTON—Taking a step toward dismantling debt traps, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) […]

We have a state budget!

Finalized just in time to avert a partial state government shut-down, negotiators from the House and Senate reached a deal on our state’s biennial budget. Their work was cut out for them this year between the need to meet the McCleary mandate and the challenges of a divided government. We were pleased overall by our […]

Defend the CFPB. Oppose the Financial CHOICE Act.

This time last year, the national Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), our country’s main regulator of banks and lenders, was releasing a strong proposal to rein in payday lenders. And now the CFPB is fighting for its life. Wow – so much has changed in a year! On June 8, the US House passed the Financial CHOICE […]