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  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
March 11, 2024 at 5:00 PM

The 2024 Legislative Session Has Come to a Close!

Thank you so much to the advocates, organizers, lawmakers, lobbyists, coalition members, and everyone who helped us accomplish so much this year!That's a Wrap on Session 2024! This session, we were able to help pass and fund several important and hard-fought bills to make TANF a more effective path…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
March 4, 2024 at 6:00 PM

We're Almost Across the Finish Line of Session 2024!

This Thursday is the last day of the 2024 legislative session. Tell your lawmakers to cross the finish line by passing a budget that helps Washingtonians meet their basic needs!This Thursday is the Last Day of Session 2024!  We are almost across the finish line of Session 2024! With the last legisla…
  IPA · [email protected]
February 29, 2024 at 9:22 PM

A Letter from the Executive Director | Nigeria Evidence Summit

Random Update Newsletter Template The latest IPA newsletter. Random Update LATEST RESEARCH AND NEWS LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR A mother and child playing in rural Peru. One of IPA's most promising res…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
February 28, 2024 at 11:00 PM

Tell The Senate: Reinstate the TANF Child Support Pass-Through!

The Child Support Pass-Through is almost across the finish line - tell your Senator to support this vital legislation to help Washingtonians living on a low income!Tell Your Senator to Reinstate the Child Support Pass-Through! Child support payments should go to children, not the state.  However, f…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
February 26, 2024 at 6:30 PM

The House and Senate have released their proposed budgets!

The House and Senate both fund important policies to help Washingtonians meet their basic needs, but there are some places where the Senate's proposal falls behind!The House and Senate Have Released Their Proposed Budgets! The House and Senate have both released their proposed budgets for this year…
  IPA Financial Inclusion Program · [email protected]
February 22, 2024 at 6:08 PM

Register | Evidence from IPA’s Transaction Cost Index: Measuring the “True” Cost of Digital Financial Services

Please join us for this webinar on February 27th. View this email in your browser More Evidence, Less Poverty Dear John, A reminder to please join Innovations for Poverty Action for the following webinar next Tuesday, February 2…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
February 21, 2024 at 11:30 PM

Tell The Ways and Means Committee: Hear and Pass Bills to Improve TANF

The Ways and Means Committee only has until Monday to pass bills, and they haven't scheduled SHB 2007 and ESHB 1652 for hearings yet! Tell your Senator to hear and pass these bills before the deadline! Tell The Ways and Means Committee: Hear and Pass Bills to Help Families Meet Their Basic Needs!We'…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
February 19, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Tell The House: Regulate Home Equity Sharing Agreements!

The House has a short runway to pass ESSB 5968 out of committee - tell them to advance this important policy to regulate predatory lending products!Tell Your Representatives: Regulate Home Equity Sharing Agreements! Home Equity “Sharing” Agreements (HESA) go by many names, like “shared appreciation …
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
February 16, 2024 at 10:30 PM

Tell The Senate: Make TANF Work Better for Families!

The Senate has a short runway to pass SHB 2007 out of committee - tell them to advance this important policy to increase equitable access to cash assistance!Tell Your Senator: Make TANF Work Better for Families! While we've been advocating to reinstate time limit exemptions for families on TANF sinc…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
February 12, 2024 at 6:30 PM

We're Halfway Through Session: Here's How Our Priority Bills are Doing and How to Take Action!

The house of origin deadline is tomorrow - tell the House to pass these bills to help Washingtonians living on a low income meet their basic needs to the Senate now!We're Halfway Through the 2024 State Legislative Session!Last Tuesday marked the halfway point of the 2024 legislative session. With th…
  IPA Financial Inclusion Program · [email protected]
February 9, 2024 at 2:35 PM

Register | Evidence from IPA’s Transaction Cost Index: Measuring the “True” Cost of Digital Financial Services

Please join us for this webinar on February 27th. View this email in your browser More Evidence, Less Poverty Dear John, Please join Innovations for Poverty Action for the following webinar: Evidence from IPA’s Transaction Cos…
  IPA · [email protected]
February 5, 2024 at 8:05 PM

February 14 | Education Sector Webinar: Gender Gaps in Education

  Join us for this webinar on gender gaps in education. View this email in your browser More evidence, less poverty IPA Education Sector Webinar:  Gender Gaps in Education Wednesday, February 14, 2024 9:00AM - 10:30AM EST …
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
February 5, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Today is the Last Day to Move These Bills Forward: Tell Your Lawmakers to Act Now!

The next committee deadline is today - tell your lawmakers to pass these bills to help Washingtonians living on a low income out of their committees now!Give Cash Assistance Bills a Chance, Act Now! Lawmakers only have today to move forward bills that would help tens of thousands of Washingtonians …
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
January 31, 2024 at 11:01 PM

Lawmakers Only Have 5 Days to Move These Bills Forward: Tell Them to Act Now!

The next committee deadline is coming up on Monday - tell your lawmakers to pass these bills to help Washingtonians living on a low income out of their committees now!The Pace of Session is Picking Up! Today is the first legislative deadline of the 2024 session, meaning that bills that have not pass…
  IPA · [email protected]
January 31, 2024 at 8:10 PM

Advancing Best Bets | New People of IPA Blog

Our Latest Random Update Newsletter IPA Random Update LATEST RESEARCH & NEWS A farmer walks into a field in rural Liberia. © 2011 Glenna Gordon Landmark Report Rollout Best Bets: Emerging Opportunities for Impact at Scale In November 202…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
January 29, 2024 at 5:30 PM

Tell Your Lawmakers: Expand Cash Assistance to Low-Income Washingtonians!

Take these 3 actions to support legislation to expand cash assistance in our state!Tell Your Lawmakers: Expand Access to the Working Families Tax Credit Washington made history in 2021 when the legislature passed and funded the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC), a first-of-its-kind policy for the s…
  IPA Financial Inclusion Program · [email protected]
January 24, 2024 at 7:08 PM

IPA Consumer Protection Quarterly | Issue 12: January 2024

The newest edition of our consumer protection newsletter.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  View this email in your browser More evidence, less poverty IPA Consumer Protection Quarterly Issue No. 12 – January 2024 Welcome back t…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
January 22, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Tell Your Lawmakers: Don't Let Predatory Lenders Buy Their Way Out of Regulation

Lawmakers have the opportunity to pass strong protections for Washington consumers, but predatory lenders have hired a team of lobbyists to try to buy their way out of regulation. Remind lawmakers what's at stake for consumers this legislative session. Tell Your Lawmakers: Don't Let Predatory Lende…
  IPA · [email protected]
January 22, 2024 at 2:47 PM

January 25 Best Bets Webinar: Small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements to reduce stunting

  The next webinar in our Best Bets Webinar Series. View this email in your browser More evidence, less poverty IPA Best Bets Webinar Series: Small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements to reduce stunting Thursday, Janu…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
January 20, 2024 at 1:30 AM

Tell Your Lawmakers: Make TANF Work Better for Families!

During the Great Recession, support services for families transitioning off of TANF were cut. Since then, invasive fraud investigations have disproportionately targeted people of color. Tell your lawmakers to make TANF work better by addressing both of these issues!Tell Your Lawmakers: Make TANF Wor…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
January 17, 2024 at 10:30 PM

Tell Your Lawmakers: Regulate Predatory Products

Home Equity Sharing Agreements (HESA) are unregulated, deceptive, and predatory contracts between a homeowner and an investor in which the homeowner receives a sum of money upfront in exchange for a share of their home equity. Tell your lawmaker to regulate these contracts like traditional mortgage …
  IPA · [email protected]
January 11, 2024 at 8:30 PM

January 25 Best Bets Webinar: Small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements to reduce stunting

  Introducing the next webinar in our Best Bets Webinar Series. View this email in your browser More evidence, less poverty IPA Best Bets Webinar Series: Small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements to reduce stunting Th…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
January 9, 2024 at 5:30 PM

Tell Your Lawmakers: Regulate Payday Lending

Payday lenders intentionally target marginalized communities to target their predatory loans to struggling households. The promise of quick money is quickly dashed by the reality of high interest rates and debt people cannot repay. Tell your lawmakers to restrict these predatory practices!Tell Your …
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
January 8, 2024 at 5:30 PM

The 2024 Legislative Session Starts Today!

Hit the ground running this session by telling your lawmakers to transform cash assistance programs and help Washingtonians meet their basic needs!The 2024 Legislative Session Starts Today! This year is a short session, which means we only have 60 days to pass legislation to transform cash assistanc…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
January 4, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Poverty Action + Consumer Protection

Let's close the gift card loophole - our unspent gift card funds belong to us!Join us to support strengthening consumer protections in Washington! Did you know that there’s a loophole in Washington state law that allows big corporations, like Starbucks, to claim unspent customer dollars left on gif…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
January 1, 2024 at 8:30 PM

The 2024 Policy Agenda is Live!

Following listening sessions this fall, we're working to help Washingtonians meet their basic needs, transform cash assistance programs, and bolster consumer protections this legislative session!Our 2024 Policy Agenda is Live! Happy New Year from all of us on the Poverty Action Team!  This year, fol…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
December 18, 2023 at 6:30 PM

Before You Head Home for the Holidays, Sign Up For Lobby Day!

Holiday cheer is in the air - make sure you're signed up for Lobby Day before taking time to celebrate with friends and family.Register now for 2024 MLK Lobby Day! Holiday cheer is in the air - make sure you're signed up for our annual MLK Lobby Day before you take time off to celebrate with friends…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
December 4, 2023 at 5:30 PM

The Campaign for Cash is Telling Their Stories About Cash Assistance in Washington!

Our community leadership partners are telling their stories about receiving cash assistance in Washington ahead of the 2024 legislative session!The Campaign for Cash Are Telling Their Stories   As we approach the 2024 legislative session, the Campaign for Cash wants to tell our stories about what it…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
November 27, 2023 at 6:54 PM

MLK Lobby Day 2024 Registration is Live!

Register now to claim your spot for our 19th annual MLK Lobby Day - back in person for the first time since 2020!Register now for 2024 MLK Lobby Day! For the first time since 2020, our annual MLK Lobby Day is being hosted in person at the Olympia Center! Join us this lobby day to...Build your story…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
November 17, 2023 at 9:57 PM

We've Wrapped Up Our Listening Sessions for the Season, Here's What We Heard!

We've just finished our semi-annual listening sessions across the state. Here's what we heard from low-income Washingtonians about the issues impacting their lives.That's a Wrap on Listening Sessions! At Poverty Action, we believe that low-income communities and communities of color inherently have…
  Annie Duflo · [email protected]
November 2, 2023 at 3:14 PM

Announcing Our Best Bets: Emerging Opportunities for Impact at Scale

  The most promising emerging innovations that have the greatest potential to scale. View this email in your browser More evidence, less poverty Dear John, Over the past two decades, there has been a remarkable increase …
  IPA Financial Inclusion Program · [email protected]
October 31, 2023 at 5:10 PM

IPA Consumer Protection Quarterly | Issue 11: October 2023

The newest edition of our consumer protection newsletter.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  View this email in your browser More evidence, less poverty IPA Consumer Protection Quarterly Issue No. 11 – October 2023 Welcome back t…
  IPA · [email protected]
October 24, 2023 at 6:43 PM

November 9 Webinar: Entrepreneurial Mindset and Soft Skills Training for Business Growth

  The first webinar in our Best Bets Webinar Series. View this email in your browser More evidence, less poverty IPA Best Bets Webinar Series: Entrepreneurial Mindset and Soft Skills Training for Business Growth Thursday, N…
  IPA Financial Inclusion Program · [email protected]
September 27, 2023 at 3:44 PM

Sept. 28 Webinar on the Transaction Cost Index | Register Now

Please join us for this event tomorrow. View this email in your browser More Evidence, Less Poverty Dear John, This is a reminder to please join Innovations for Poverty Action for the following webinar: Measuring the “True” Co…
  IPA · [email protected]
September 19, 2023 at 3:35 PM

Insights on Consumer Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa | 2022 Annual Report

Our Latest Random Update Newsletter IPA Random Update LATEST RESEARCH & NEWS Team members of IPA's Consumer Protection Research Initiative, Henry Chukwu, Lauren Perlik, Paul Adams, and Brian Mwesigwa, met with Rashida Monguno (center), the Direc…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
September 11, 2023 at 5:54 PM

We're Starting a Season of Listening. We Invite Washington State to Join!

This summer, we've been planning our semi-annual Listening Sessions and working with our Just Futures partners to publish a framework for collaborative governance in WA.It may be the transition between summer and fall, but for us it's a season of listening! Since the end of the 2023 Legislative Ses…
  IPA Financial Inclusion Program · [email protected]
September 11, 2023 at 3:36 PM

Reminder | Sept. 12 Webinar on Digital Financial Inclusion and the SDGs

Register Now. View this email in your browser This is a reminder to please join Innovations for Poverty Action, UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance, and the World Bank for the following webinar tomorrow: Inclusive Futures: …
  IPA Financial Inclusion Program · [email protected]
September 8, 2023 at 3:34 PM

Register | Measuring the “True” Cost of Digital Financial Services: Transaction Cost Index Results

Please join us for this event on September 28th. View this email in your browser More Evidence, Less Poverty Dear John, Please join Innovations for Poverty Action for the following webinar: Measuring the “True” Cost of Digital…
  IPA Financial Inclusion Program · [email protected]
August 22, 2023 at 1:15 PM

Sept. 12 Webinar | Inclusive Futures: Digital Financial Inclusion to Achieve the SDGs

Register Now. View this email in your browser Please join Innovations for Poverty Action, UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance, and the World Bank for the following webinar: Inclusive Futures: Digital Financial Inclusion to …
  IPA Financial Inclusion Program · [email protected]
July 12, 2023 at 6:02 PM

IPA Consumer Protection Quarterly | Issue 10: July 2023

The newest edition of our consumer protection newsletter.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  View this email in your browser More evidence, less poverty IPA Consumer Protection Quarterly Issue No. 10 – July 2023 Welcome back to t…
  IPA Financial Inclusion Program · [email protected]
May 22, 2023 at 1:14 PM

IPA Consumer Protection Quarterly | Issue 9: May 2023

The newest edition of our consumer protection newsletter.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  View this email in your browser More evidence, less poverty IPA Consumer Protection Quarterly Issue No. 9 – May 2023 Welcome back to the…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
May 16, 2023 at 5:30 PM

Tell Our US Senators: Don't Use TANF as a Bargaining Chip

We worked hard to pass important improvements to TANF at the state level this year, but there are proposed cuts to TANF at the federal level. It's time to tell our Senators not to use TANF, and the families that rely on it to meet their basic needs, as a bargaining chip in the federal budget process…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
May 1, 2023 at 4:15 PM

That's a Wrap on Legislative Session 2023!

Thank you so much to the advocates, organizers, lawmakers, lobbyists, coalition members, and everyone who helped us accomplish so much this year!That's a wrap on session 2023! This session, we were able to help pass and fund several important and hard-fought bills to make TANF a more effective path…
  IPA · [email protected]
April 27, 2023 at 7:39 PM

Loïc Watine on Putting Evidence to Work

Our Latest Random Update Newsletter IPA Random Update LATEST RESEARCH & NEWS IPA co-hosts Ghana's Evidence Day with the Ministry of Education. © 2018 IPA New Blog Post My $100 Bill: Reflections from Loïc Watine about Putting Evidence to W…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
April 24, 2023 at 6:46 PM

Correcting Formatting Errors in Previous Email About the Budget!

Sorry for the formatting error in the previous email, it seems like EveryAction is very concerned about TANF time limit exemptions (hard to disagree on that one)The Final Budget is Out! The legislature has released their budget for the 2023-2025 biennium. We are so excited to see that this budget ma…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
April 24, 2023 at 6:30 PM

Thank Your Lawmakers for Investing in Helping Washingtonians Meet Their Basic Needs!

This budget makes key investments in human services, following the House's lead to help low-income WashingtoniansThe Final Budget is Out! The legislature has released their budget for the 2023-2025 biennium. We are so excited to see that this budget makes crucial investments to human services that w…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
April 14, 2023 at 10:30 PM

Tell The Senate: Follow the Lead of the House Budget, Fund Human Services

While the House budget funds important programs to help folks meet their basic needs, the Senate's proposed budget does not do enough to support low-income Washingtonians.Tell Your Senator: Follow the House's Lead, Fund Human Services! Whether our work is unpaid or underpaid, we work hard to meet ou…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
April 10, 2023 at 5:46 PM

We Made it Through The Senate Fiscal Cutoff, Let's Make it To the Finish Line!

Many of our policy priorities have survived the Senate fiscal cutoff and are moving to the Senate floor, time to up the pressure!We’ve made it through the fiscal cutoff, let’s keep up the momentum! This past Tuesday was the second fiscal cutoff of this year’s legislative session, meaning that all b…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
April 3, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Senators Have Just Two Days to Support Our State's Low-Income Families!

The clock is ticking for the Senate Ways and Means Committee to pass several key pieces of legislation to support our state's low-income families.Tell Your Lawmakers: Support Washington's Low-Income Families!Whether our work is unpaid or underpaid, we work hard to meet our needs and pursue our goals…
  Molly Gallagher · [email protected]
March 27, 2023 at 10:00 PM

The House and Senate have released their proposed budgets!

While the House budget funds important programs to help folks meet their basic needs, the Senate's proposed budget does not do enough to support low-income Washingtonians.Tell Your Senator: Follow the House's Lead, Fund Basic Needs Programs! Whether our work is unpaid or underpaid, we work hard to m…