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Tax Justice Victory Party

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Economic Opportunity Institute | July 21, 2017

Just six months after the Trump-Proof Seattle Coalition began our campaign for tax justice, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a 2.25% tax on income in excess of $250,000 ($500K for joint filers), to protect against Trump budget cuts and fund vital public services. Our grassroots campaign has made

Forum with Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works

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Economic Opportunity Institute | July 11, 2017

Nancy Altman — the D.C.-based President of Social Security Works and one of the foremost experts on Social Security in the U.S. — will share the challenges to Social Security and Medicare we face under the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress. She will also discuss strategies and tact

Seeds of Change: EOI’s 2017 Annual Dinner

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Sam Hatzenbeler | June 21, 2017

Join friends and supporters of the Economic Opportunity Institute in support of our mission to build an economy that works – for everyone. For nearly two decades, EOI has planted seeds and tended the growth of public policies to promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and

Giving does something to you as a person

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Sam Hatzenbeler | June 14, 2017

The Economic Opportunity Institute recently received the largest gift in our organization’s history – an approximately $5 million endowment gift from Seattle philanthropist Floyd Jones. Floyd, who will turn 90 years old this fall, grew up the eleventh of twelve children in a poor sharecropping family in Arkan

2016 Annual Report

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Report | March 31, 2017

Our Mission The Economic Opportunity Institute’s mission is to build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all. Heather’s Story Life is unpredictable, but paid family and

2017 Policy Agenda

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Fact Sheet | Marilyn Watkins | February 10, 2017

The mission of the Economic Opportunity Institute is to build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families & workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all. Priorities for Action Paid Family and Medical Leave: At some poi

Paid family and medical leave in WA: With your help, we can and we will!

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John Burbank | December 7, 2016

I’d like to tell you a story about Evelin – a proud daughter, social worker, and mother of two. A couple of years ago, her family faced a tough decision: Evelin’s father Jose was on the verge of kidney failure and desperately needed surgery. The good news? Jose had good health care. The bad news? His surgery

We made history – together. Let’s take the next step.

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Economic Opportunity Institute | November 28, 2016

Washington State has made history. On November 8th, people all across the state voted to pass Initiative 1433, which will guarantee access to paid sick days for all workers and increase our state minimum wage to $13.50. The Economic Opportunity Institute helped make paid sick days a winning issue and has been

The 2016 election is not the end of the story

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John Burbank | November 17, 2016

The election last week effectively shut the door on advancing economic opportunity and security for families and workers at the federal level. But that is not the end of the story.  The focus for progress now turns from Washington DC to Washington state. We must continue to weave the blanket of economic oppor

You have meaningful decisions to make on your ballot

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Economic Opportunity Institute | November 3, 2016

Have you had your ballot on the kitchen counter — for almost two weeks now — and still not opened it up to vote? Or maybe you forgot where you put it? Or maybe you recycled it, and now don’t know where to get your ballot to vote. Or maybe you just want to wait until the last minute to vote. I hope that is the

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