by Panda Lehr
Panda Lehr has been living in Olympia since 2007 with her two kids, and fiancé since 2011. Her passion for social justice advocacy has centered in the past on women’s reproductive and birthing rights, anti-war campaigns, and the rights of working parents. She has been on the receiving end of TANF, SNAP, and the Working Connections Child Care Subsidy. After having a few extremely difficult situations with DSHS, POWER offered invaluable support that helped her family stay above water. It was these experiences that she decided to give back and support POWER on their board of directors.
Panda and her family like cooking, crafting, camping, playing and listening to music, and of course being at the POWER office as much as they can manage.