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


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.


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


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

EOI Minimum Wage Paid Sick Days Tax Reform Tax and Budget Work & Family

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

Now Hiring: Communications Manager, Paid Family and Medical Leave Campaign


Economic Opportunity Institute | October 19, 2016

Now Hiring! We’re looking for a temporary communications manager to plan and oversee all aspects of communications for the Washington Work and Family Coalition’s upcoming legislative campaign to pass Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington. Learn more here.

Thank you for buckling up with us for Road Trip: Equity Ahead!


Economic Opportunity Institute | September 26, 2016

With headlights on, seatbelts fastened, and car games ready to go, last Thursday we drove off into the horizon at our annual fundraising event, Road Trip: Equity Ahead! A crowd of over 300 attended in support of the Economic Opportunity Institute’s work to build an economy that works for everyone Washington s

Have you claimed your spot? Just a few days left…


John Burbank | September 16, 2016

Have you claimed your spot for Road Trip: Equity Ahead, happening Thursday, September 22nd? You have seven more days to buy your ticket! Please join us to celebrate our shared successes, enjoy delicious food and drinks, and welcome our keynote speaker, Saru Jayaraman, nationally renowned worker justice advoca

2015 Annual Report


Report | July 15, 2016

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. Highlights Paid Sick Days We began 2015 celebrating a victory: Tacoma p

Join us for “Road Trip: Equity Ahead!” Tickets available now.


Economic Opportunity Institute | June 20, 2016

Join us to celebrate the journey and build momentum for the future at our 2016 annual fundraising event, Road Trip: Equity Ahead.

BIG thanks from all of us at EOI


John Burbank | May 6, 2016

Wow. BIG thanks from all of us at the Economic Opportunity Institute, because despite the technical difficulties, you helped us reach our $20,000 goal! More good news: The Seattle Foundation will honor any donation given to EOI (during either GiveBIG day) for the stretch pool — so whether you gave on our web

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