For the Media

Media Contacts:

Adam Hyla, Communications Director
Phone: 206.324.0340 x18
Cell: 206.326.9964
Adam [at] childrensalliance [dot] org

Jon Gould, Deputy Director
Phone: 206.324.0340 x19
Cell: 206.683.2674
Jon [at] childrensalliance [dot] org

If you would like to be added to our press list, e-mail us with your name, media outlet, phone number and beat or interests.

Resources for the media:

As the state’s premier advocacy organization for kids, the Children’s Alliance can offer members of the media policy expertise, up-to-date information on key legislation affecting children, and media contacts from among our more than 120 member organizations.

Here you can find our child facts on our resources page on the state of Washington children in a number of different areas, policy papers for our current legislative agenda, and more information about the Children’s Alliance.


Latest Press Releases:

Growth in Economy Hasn’t Helped Families Facing Economic Hardship

Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 2:34pm
SEATTLE – An additional 78,000 Washington children are growing up in poverty today than in 2008, at the start of the Great Recession. And child poverty is more common for Washington’s Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, Black, American Indian and Latino children. 

Children’s Alliance applauds U.S. Senate for Renewing support for Apple Health for Kids

Posted on: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:12am
SEATTLE—Advocates for children and families in Washington applauded the U.S. Senate for passing a bill yesterday that extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two years. 
The vote follows passage of identical legislation in the House. It demonstrates that members of Congress overwhelmingly support the CHIP program and understand it is vital to keeping kids across the country healthy.

Statement on the House Budget Proposal

Posted on: Friday, March 27, 2015 - 12:07pm
The investments in the House budget proposal will help our state’s children reach for their full potential. 
Funding for the historic, bipartisan Early Start Act will give parents more opportunities for quality early learning for their children. Early learning builds healthy families, safe communities and a strong economy.
The House budget also ends the 25 percent cut to food assistance for immigrant families.

Children’s Alliance applauds U.S. House passage of support for Apple Health for Kids

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 3:47pm

SEATTLE—Children’s health advocates in Washington state praised the U.S. House of Representatives today for taking action to ensure children in Washington state and across the nation continue to get the quality health coverage they need to succeed.
Today’s bipartisan House vote to renew funding for the highly successful Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will help ensure that kids from low- and moderate-income working families continue to receive the care they need to reach their full potential. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Innovative bill could relieve Olympic Peninsula's oral health crisis

Posted on: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:32am

OLYMPIA—House Bill 1421, co-sponsored by Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness), would create new dental therapists to provide urgently needed dental services on the Olympic Peninsula and in other areas across the state where oral health care is hard to get.

Read our press release.