End Childhood Hunger
Here in Washington, 1 in 5 children lives in a household that doesn’t have enough to eat. Hungry kids can’t learn—smart anti-hunger strategies can help close the opportunity gap facing children of color and children in low-income families. Fully restore State Food Assistance and promote educational success with healthy school breakfast by passing the Breakfast after the Bell bill.
Invest in Early Learning
High quality early learning is a targeted investment that reaps huge returns: proven outcomes in school and in life. Every child deserves the opportunity for a great start. Pass the Early Start Act with culturally relevant care provisions and funding needed to close the opportunity gap.
Secure Health for All Kids
All children should have the health care they need for lifelong health. Yet too many kids—especially children in low-income families and children of color—are suffering needlessly from lack of access to preventive dental care. Authorize dental therapists to bring quality care to children, families, and communities who are currently in need.
Our state’s outdated, upside-down tax system is endangering our children’s future. Close outdated and unnecessary tax preferences and adopt new sources of revenue.