Join the Statewide Poverty Action Network in Olympia on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 21. Speak out about the importance of basic needs services, fair housing, racial equality, healthcare and other issues impacting the lives of people across Washington State.
Poverty Action’s annual lobby day brings together hundreds of people from across Washington State. It supports issues brought forward by people from across our state through face-to-face meetings with lawmakers, direct actions, and trainings to take our movement back to our hometowns.
This is a great opportunity for both seasoned activists and people who have never expressed their opinions to our lawmakers. Students are especially encouraged to join us and bring the perspective and power of the next generation to the state political process!
Poverty Action Day at the Capitol – A day of community building, advocacy trainings and exercising political power!
9:30am – 3:30pm (bus leaves Seattle 7:30am, returns about 5pm)
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Register online or call 206.694.6794
(toll-free at 1.866.789.7726).
Poverty Action has planned a morning of issue and advocacy briefings in preparation for the 1pm rally at the Capitol and group meetings with lawmakers.
This session, Poverty Action will focus on:
- Saving safety net programs by protecting them from budget cuts.
- Fortifying recent changes in payday lending laws that protect consumers, but are under fire from the industry.
- Tightening up consumer protections against debt collectors and Zombie Debt.
There is free transportation from Seattle to Poverty Action Day at the Capitol (the bus leaves Solid Ground, 1501 N 45th Street in Wallingford, at 7:30am). Breakfast and lunch are provided. Childcare and interpretation services are available upon request.