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Strong communities, healthy families, and a thriving economy that benefit us all: That is the future we want for Washington state. Yet too many people are struggling to just get by. Our state legislature must make sure that everyone can afford the basics and have the opportunity to thrive.

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Blog Post Budget in focus: Lawmakers made so-so investments in community health By Julie Watts | May 28, 2019

Video/Webinar 2019 Legislative Session Wrap-Up May 08, 2019

Video/Webinar Senate testimony on WorkFirst/TANF reinvestment April 08, 2019

Blog Post Punitive WorkFirst policies disproportionately harm families of color By Liz Olson | February 21, 2019

Blog Post WorkFirst/TANF must be restored in our state By Liz Olson | January 31, 2019

Fact Sheet WorkFirst Cuts Must be Rolled Back January 31, 2019

Fact Sheet Child Savings Accounts Put More Kids on Track for Success January 28, 2019

Blog Post New “public charge” proposal would harm Washington families By Liz Olson | December 05, 2018

Video/Webinar Senate Human Services Committee hearing on WorkFirst caseload declines November 15, 2018

Blog Post Families face obstacles to economic security By Julie Watts | October 23, 2018

Blog Post A good state budget is the best medicine By Jennifer Tran | October 18, 2018

Blog Post Income gains are not being shared equally By Liz Olson | October 12, 2018

Fact Sheet A Look at the Economic Well-Being of Washingtonians with Low Incomes October 01, 2018

Brief/Report Why Families Fall Behind While Working to Get Ahead October 01, 2018

Blog Post Poverty reduction programs support families to work and should be strengthened By Julie Watts | August 01, 2018

Brief/Report Supporting Parents to Work: Poverty Reduction Programs Support Employment August 01, 2018

Blog Post Washington state’s members of Congress should reject SNAP cuts in the Farm Bill By Hana Jang | April 27, 2018

Blog Post Threats to food assistance in Farm Bill could harm thousands of Washington households By Misha Werschkul | April 05, 2018

Blog Post Lawmakers must reinvest in WorkFirst to restore the promise of basic support to families facing poverty By Julie Watts | January 30, 2018

Blog Post An inclusive economy is essential for all Washingtonians, our economy, and the future progress of our state By Jennifer Tran | December 13, 2017

Blog Post Governor’s initiative on economic security is a big win for Washington’s families By Julie Watts | November 29, 2017

Blog Post KIDS COUNT: Barriers to opportunity prevent children of color and immigrant children from reaching their full potential By Jennifer Tran | October 24, 2017

Blog Post New Census Numbers: To Build Thriving Communities, Invest in Removing Barriers to Economic Security By Julie Watts | September 18, 2017

Blog Post State and Federal Proposals to Cut Funding for Women’s Health Would Decrease Family Economic Security By Misha Werschkul | June 19, 2017

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