Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

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Kids’ policy progress report

It’s a little past the midpoint of the 2017 legislative session. Every legislative session contains numerous opportunities to advance good policies for kids. Here’s how Children’s Alliance’s legislative priorities and additional issues we are working on have fared.

Apple Health for Kids turns 10

Ten years ago this week, something remarkable happened.

Governor Chris Gregoire signed Senate Bill 5093, the state Cover All Kids bill, creating Apple Health for Kids and beginning a new era in Washington children’s access to health care.

Towards improving oral health equity in Washington

PHOTO: Children's Alliance deputy director Jon Gould stands with Brian Cladoosby, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community chairman and president of the National Congress of American Indians, at the state capitol today. Advocates were present to witness the signing of Senate Bill 5079, which recognizes the right of Tribal governments to hire dental therapists.
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"We need to lean in to advocacy harder than ever"

Children’s Alliance executive director Paola Maranan delivered the following remarks at our December 7th Children’s Alliance Annual Meeting, about the necessary work advocates for kids will do in 2017.

Hello, my name is Paola Maranan, and it’s my honor to serve as executive director of Children’s Alliance.

What we do for kids now

This year’s election will bring immense change to our nation and our state. Because we know you love kids as much as we do, we want to take a moment now to share our initial thinking about the impacts of the election on children and on our work as child advocates. 

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