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Seattle Credit Union Focuses on Community and Our 10-Year Plan
Seattle Credit Union Focuses on Community and Our 10-Year Plan

Part of the Poverty Reduction Workgroup’s efforts involved working with businesses, philanthropic groups, nonprofits and others to track efforts that align with the 10-year

A Plan to Meet the Moment: The 10-year Plan to Dismantle Poverty is Here
A Plan to Meet the Moment: The 10-year Plan to Dismantle Poverty is Here

PRWG is thrilled to share the culmination of three years of work with you — A Blueprint for a Just & Equitable Future: The

HCA’s Sue Birch on How Poverty Affects Health and Wellness

“It’s very difficult to get people to be at their peak health and well and relaxed and thriving when they’re in an impoverished situation.”

DCYF’s Ross Hunter on Poverty’s Effects on Children

“Poverty is the main driver of our work. The overwhelming majority of children in our care, either in the foster care system or juvenile

ESD’s Suzy LeVine on the 10-year Plan and Reducing Poverty

“Now, more than ever, we need a plan for inclusive economic recovery.” In this video, Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzy LeVine talks about her

Commerce Secretary Lisa Brown on Taking the Right Steps Now

“Reducing poverty and inequality is foundational to our work. Affordable housing, homelessness, helping a small business owner get their foot in — these are

DSHS Secretary Cheryl Strange on Poverty in Washington

“COVID-19 didn’t reveal anything new about poverty. It only amplified it.” In this video, DSHS Secretary Cheryl Strange talks about poverty, what the Poverty

Juanita Maestas: The Heart, and Co-Chair, of the Steering Committee
Juanita Maestas: The Heart, and Co-Chair, of the Steering Committee

Juanita Maestas is a longtime advocate for the impoverished. She’s part of the Solid Ground Advisory Council and the Statewide Poverty Action Network Board

This Is Not About the Plan: What I Learned from the PRWG
This Is Not About the Plan: What I Learned from the PRWG

A couple of years ago I was asked to represent the Department of Health on the Governor’s Poverty Reduction Workgroup (PRWG). The PRWG was

DOH Secretary John Wiesman on the Importance of Poverty Reduction for Health and Well-being

Thank you, Secretary John Wiesman, for your unwavering support of poverty reduction in our state. From aligning the State Health Improvement Plan to the