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POWER (Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights)

POWER (Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights) is a non-profit organization based in Olympia, WA that advocates for the rights of low-income families. We are empowerment-based and made up of low-income parents and their allies. Our mission is to advocate for a strong social safety net while working toward a world where children and care giving are truly valued, and the devastation of poverty has been eradicated. We run an advocacy hotline that parents can call to find out about their rights. Historically, we have held various workshops and nights out for parents (also offering childcare) so that they can have an opportunity to network and build a supportive community. And we did legislative work, telling our stories to our lawmakers, to try to change the laws and policies to provide an adequate social safety net. We plan to resume these activities as much as possible, when people can gather again after the Pandemic.

Alchemilla Feminist Economic Collaborative is a project of POWER. Mostly made up of Moms who are small business owners, Alchemilla is an egalitarian and matriarchal group seeking economic equality by the means of a right to a desirable livelihood and a right to be with our family. At Arts Walk and pop up markets, we sell our homemade arts, crafts and products as a sustainable way of supporting ourselves and our families, in a society that can often be unsupportive, especially on an economic level.
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