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:

MEDIA RELEASE: Six legislators honored for work to expand access to high-quality early learning

Posted on: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 7:51am


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Contact: Adam Hyla E. Holdorf, Communications Director, Children’s Alliance, (206) 326-9964

SEATTLE—Six state legislators were honored for their commitment to the first five years of a child’s life on Saturday, Sept. 17 , with Crayon Awards from the Early Learning Action Alliance.

Report: More Washington Kids Have Health Coverage, but Poverty Still a Roadblock

Posted on: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:00am

SEATTLE – Kids and families in Washington state have made some progress in the face of poverty rates that have yet to improve, according to the new national 2016 KIDS COUNT® Data Book from the Annie. E. Casey Foundation.

ADVISORY: Have a Heart for Kids Day brings kids, parents, advocates to Olympia to protect children and families

Posted on: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 11:43am
MEDIA ADVISORY: Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
WHO: Hundreds of parents, their children, and community leaders from across the state, including Spokane, Wenatchee and Seattle.
WHAT: Rally to protect kids and families and deliver the message: “KIDS CAN’T WAIT!” Speaking will be Seattle mother Sebrena Burr, about the power of advocacy to change the lives of children; and Olympia student Ashley Terry, age 14, to tell about her experience struggling with the unmet need for dental care.

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.