Exactly one year ago Got Green’s “Access to Healthy Foods Campaign,” organized through our Women in the Green Economy Project, was invited to join three other grassroots groups in Washington State to help build the Strong Families Movement. Grassroots leaders from Community to Community in Bellingham, the Seattle Young People’s Project, Catalyst for Kids, and Got Green have worked with the Western States Center to unite our messages and demands to make sure that our voices and our votes count!

Above is a story from Violet Lavatai, a Got Green grassroots leader and volunteer organizer on our “Food Access Team.” Violet stepped forward and shared her story of a devastating layoff during this economic recession with the hope of inspiring other women and men to get out and VOTE!

” Unless we demand it,” said Violet,  “our communities will not have living wage jobs and good, healthy food… Got Green is proud to be part of a national movement called “Strong Families.” We have a chance to elect people who will stand with us… When your ballot arrives in the mailbox, please vote!”

Even in these trying times Our votes matter. Check out this 2012 Voter’s Guide from Poverty Action for information about candidates and where they stand on basic issues of economic, racial and social justice.

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