Immigrants

Policy Paper - 2009 Session: Children's Health

Created on: Friday, December 5, 2008 - 6:31pm

The Children's Alliance 2009 Cover All Kids policy paper lays out our priorities for the 09 legislative session: stay the course and cover all kids by 2010.

MEDIA RELEASE: Community Organizations Speak Up for Equal Benefits for Hungry Families

Posted on: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:33pm


Seventy-one community based organizations from across the state have joined together to call for full restoration of State Food Assistance for Washington children, elders, and families.

The organizations, representing people in communities of color and anti-hunger organizations like food banks, are asking state legislators to restore full funding to State Food Assistance, a crucial form of food support for children in immigrant families.

Communities Support State Food Assistance

 

Seventy-one community based organizations from across the state have joined together to call for full restoration of State Food Assistance for our children, elders, and families. They distributed this letter to state legislators on Friday, Feb. 7. It’s reproduced below, or available here in PDF form.

Dear Esteemed Washington State Legislators and Governor Inslee,

We are coming together once again from all around Washington State, from diverse communities, to call on you to restore State Food Assistance to equal benefit levels with Basic Food.

Community Organizations Speak Up: Equal Benefits for Hungry Families

Created on: Friday, February 7, 2014 - 2:50pm

Seventy-one community based organizations from across the state have joined together to call for full restoration of State Food Assistance for our children, elders, and families. Read their letter to the Washington State Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee.

Fight Childhood Hunger: Restore State Food Assistance

Created on: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 10:10am

A reduction in State Food Assistance in 2012 put nearly 14,000 children in immigrant families at greater risk of hunger. This session, we ask lawmakers to add $4.6 million to State Food Assistance to restore full benefits for the 2014-15 budget. Read more.

MEDIA RELEASE: "State of Washington's Children 2013" looks at racial opportunity gap

Posted on: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:35am

Today, KIDS COUNT in Washington releases a new report, “The State of Washington’s Children 2013: Good Data for a Strong Future.”

“The State of Washington’s Children 2013” describes how Washington’s children fare in education, health care, and basic needs. It also shares the perspectives of leaders in communities of color to help us understand what this data means for families all across the state.

Read the full press release.

Communities in Support of State Food Assistance

Created on: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 9:52am

No child should go to school hungry. No elder should have to cut back on food to pay rent.  But since the 50% cut to State Food Assistance went into effect last summer, more immigrant families are struggling against hunger.

Read about one families' struggle to survive after the cuts.

New poll should make legislators hungry to protect State Food Assistance


Last week’s national poll results on food stamps should make Washington legislators take notice.

The poll found overwhelming support from voters for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, known universally as food stamps.

Along with tens of thousands of Washington children benefitting from SNAP, more than 12,000 children in our state depend on a form of food stamps called State Food Assistance – one of the vital programs lawmakers may cut.

The poll, conducted in the second week of January, is a strong indication that cutting SFA would be enormously unpopular:

Protegiendo el Programa de Apple Health for Kids

Created on: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 10:43am

Apple Health for Kids es un seguro médico integral para los niños del Estado de Washington. 

Los tiempos económicos difíciles están impactando los presupuestos familiares y también el presupuesto estatal.  La gobernadora y los legisladores de nuestro estado tienen el trabajo de equilibrar el presupuesto estatal.

La gobernadora ha propuesto un recorte para Apple Health for Kids lo que significaría que quitaría la cobertura a 27,000 niños y los dejaría sin acceso a tener un seguro médico accesible. 

Agenda Legislativa de 2011

Created on: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 10:26am

Mantengamonos fuertes para los niños! Nuestra agenda legislativa de 2011 describe las prioridades legislativas de la Alianze para los Ninos en la sesion legislative de 2011. Incluya protegiendo programas que apoyan todas las families, y especialmente las familias inmigrantes.

Lee la agenda legislativa

Vea este documento en Ingles