Empowerment through Advocacy

Empower Movement WA is a collective of BIPOC Washington State advocates who focus on Disability Justice, Transportation Equity, and Community Access.

Connected by Transit: The Future of Community Access

Connected by Transit: The Future of Community Access is a report that collects our findings from the Nondriver Seminar, which was conducted from January to May 2024 with a cohort of 20+ disabled nondrivers from across Washington State. Read about the topics we covered and our participants vision for accesible transportation!

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Members of Empower Movement participating in a sidewalk audit activity in Capitol Hill, Seattle., hosted by author Johnathan Stalls
Community Access

Our Mission

Our mission is to champion equitable and inclusive solutions, fostering empowerment through advocacy and the sharing of personal narratives that highlight the importance of safe, and accessible streets, homes, and services for non-driving individuals with disabilities.

Our members, who are experts in intersectional mobility issues, are committed to representing a wide range of communities.

Our Values

We advocate for Inclusive Action through sharing personal stories that provide an insightful connection to the perspective of intersectional community members.

Inclusive Action

Advocating for Disability Rights, Transit Justice, Accessible Sidewalks, and Affordable, Accessible Housing.

Personal Stories

Amplifying voices from the Disabled Community; representation from experienced transit riders from diverse backgrounds and modes of transportation.

Insightful Connections

Recognizing the need for Equitable Mobility, Safe Streets, access to Affordable Housing, and innovative solutions involving universal design. Advocating for the accessibility of sidewalks and connection of transit centers to communities with ease and confidence.
A poster for Week Without Driving 2023, Disability Mobility Initiative, Disability Rights Washington, Could you go a #WeekWithoutDriving?
Intersectional Conversations

What We Offer

Through partnerships with local organizations, Empower Movement offers several services regarding our diverse communities.
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Educating lawmakers on community priorities
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Access to Community Experts
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Collaboration among disability groups and partner organizations