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Questions to Ask Candidates for the Washington State Legislature

State lawmakers can take important steps to improve kids’ lives in the 2019 state legislative session. Candidates for the Washington state legislature will make critical choices for our kids if they are elected in November. Their choices can help kids have great childhoods and grow up strong, and advance racial equity and opportunity for all our kids. Here are five questions for candidates for the state legislature about Children’s Alliance 2019 priorities for Washington’s children, youth and families. 

2019 Legislative Agenda

We believe in the potential of every child. Poverty and racism erode kids’ opportunities. Our 2019 legislative agenda (PDF) reflects smart public policies that remove barriers and create opportunity—so all kids can thrive.

Early Learning to Help Kids Succeed: More infants, toddlers and preschool-age children should have the quality experiences that set them up for success in school. 

Four state legislators named Champions for Children Adam Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:48

Four state lawmakers have been honored for their outstanding service on behalf of children in the 2018 state legislative session.

Each of the lawmakers partnered with the Children’s Alliance to ensure the passage of Senate Bill 5683, which advances family and community health by making affordable full-family coverage possible for thousands of Asian and Pacific Islander Washingtonians.

2018 Legislative Review

In the 2018 legislative session, Children’s Alliance led our many partners across Washington to advocate for good public policy—laws and public investments that create opportunity for Washington’s children.

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KIDS COUNT report: Kids lead the way toward greater diversity in Washington

Our new KIDS COUNT in Washington demographic profile, “

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Improve Family and Community Health
Provide premium and cost-sharing assistance to Washingtonians from Compact of Free Association nations to improve health equity for Pacific Islander families.
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Learn, Love, Lead! e-mail series

In our Learn, Love, Lead! email series, we show what we can do together to protect and support Washington's children from new federal threats. Each week, we provide a resource you can learn from and share, or an action you can take to be the leader kids are counting on.

Whether you and your family are targeted by rising hate or a particular policy, or you want to act in solidarity with children and families in your community, we are here to support your actions to protect kids’ well-being and happiness today, and help them grow into their enormous potential.

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Opportunities for Racial Equity within the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)

I.    Short-Term Opportunities: Now through November 2017

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How to change state services so we let kids thrive

The creation of a Department for Children, Youth and Families is a 

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Our 2017 Legislative Agenda

The Children’s Alliance creates our annual Legislative Agenda with the aid of a racial equity policy analysis, so that our efforts address disparities facing children and families in communities of color.

Early Learning

Quality preschool helps kids to reach their full potential for success in school and in life. Expand access to the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) by increasing enrollment of currently eligible children and increasing funding to support and retain high quality, diverse teachers.

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 hea

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