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.
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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.
The nationwide momentum for greater access to dental care surged forward today in Washington state: House Bill 1364, the Dental Access bill, passed a major hurdle in the House of Representatives, emerging from the House Health Care & Wellness Committee.
The creation of a Department for Children, Youth and Families is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to structure government for positive outcomes for children.
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.
No child should have to go without the health care they need for lifelong health. There’s been great progress for kids in Washington state due to two public policy decisions at the state and national level.
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.
No parent should have to choose between caring for a sick child and earning a day’s pay. That’s one of the reasons behind our support for Initiative 1433, the measure to raise the minimum wage statewide and provide paid sick days to all Washington workers.
NEWS: Educators, parents and children’s health experts underscore the importance of paid sick leave as kids head back to school
SEATTLE – As Washington kids head back to school, educators, parents and children’s health experts gathered on Thursday to announce their support for the Yes on 1433 campaign, which would allow more than 1 million Washington workers to earn paid sick leave.
SEATTLE—State Senator Pramila Jayapal (D-37th) was honored for her commitment to the first five years of a child’s life today with a Crayon Award from the Early Learning Action Alliance.