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September 18, 2018
Black mothers are often targeted by payday loan sharks, who trap them into a debt spiral just to pay off their regular bills. Weak government regulation allows predatory banking to continue, disproportionately impacting those excluded from traditional financial institutions by racism.

The High Cost of Criminalizing Homelessness at the Fare Box

June 18, 2018
In April 2018, the King County Auditor's office released a report on the equity and efficiency issues of paid fare enforcement officers on King County Metro’s Rapid Ride buses. The report reveals the high cost in human, social, and economic terms of criminalizing homelessness through fare enforcement.

Why is Housing So Expensive in the Puget Sound?

May 29, 2018
For many Americans, the American Dream symbolizes a promise that you could afford the life you wanted if you worked full time. Today folks are working two jobs and still not able to afford their rent, let alone dream of affording a house in King or Snohomish counties. We take the time to stop and ask why this is happening here, and what we can do to change it.

We tell the stories of those with lived experiences of racism and sexism and invite supporters to take concrete actions to correct the root causes of disparity in our communities.

 
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