Reform Organization of Welfare (ROWEL) is a statewide organization of people with low incomes and their allies working together to have a positive impact on the public policy decisions that affect our lives. (ROWEL is a 501c4.) We also have a 501c3 sister organization: ROWEL Education Association (REA) is a statewide organization of people with low incomes and their allies working together to reduce poverty and prejudice. Our work enables the larger community to understand the realities of poverty and the inadequacies and injustices of the welfare system. Our activities prepare REA members to be effective advocates for themselves and others and to assume community leadership roles.