3 Ways You Can Make An Impact

You can help build an economy that works for everyone.

  1. Support EOI with a donation, one time or monthly. Ask your employer if they will match your gift – many do! Donate here.
  2. Stay informed and share policy news with your friends – click “subscribe” on the right to get our newsletter, like us on Facebook at www.fb.me/eoionline, or follow us on Twitter at @eoionline.
  3. Ask your company or organization to sponsor EOI’s annual event – it’s a win-win for both! Email Sam Hatzenbeler, Development Director, for details at sam@eoionline.org.



Thank You!

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Makini Howell, 2018 EOI Board President

“Washington’s workers face enormous threats and uncertain futures. In 2017, I watched people in our communiites work hard, day in and day out, to make ends meet and provide for their families. But some of our most basic rights are still too far out of reach, even for those of us who are middle class – things like enrolling our young ones in daycare and preschool, pursuing a college degree  accessing health care, or saving for retirement. 

But thanks to the support of generous donors, 2017 was also a banner year for success for workers. After 20 years of advocacy, organizing and coalition building, EOI won the most progressive and universal paid family and medical leave policy in the country. And, for the first time in 80 years, we catalyzed passage of a progressive income tax on Seattle’s wealthiest households, which will help finance priorities like affordable housing, reducing homelessness, investing in public transit, and reversing our current regressive system.

Our team and the Economic Opportunity Institute works hard each day to put workers and families first, and we can do that because of the generosity of community members like you. From the entire staff and board of EOI, thank you for helping us build a foundation of equity and opportunity for all.”

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John, Sarah, Marilyn, Matthew, Gabriela, Melanie, Aaron and Sam