The 2003 Washington state legislative session maintained support for children and families in some areas and took major steps backward in others.
Centralizing CPS intake in Washington State has put children in danger. It is only a matter of time before a child is permanantly harmed or killed because of the delays inherent in the new system.
Eight months ago, Washington legislators ended state-funded health insurance coverage for approximately 29,000.
A status report on the immigrant health insurance transition
The Children's Alliance focused its activities on saving three key program areas: health, prevention services that keep children out of the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and nutrition.
ELAA’s support list is distinct from the coalition’s legislative agenda. This is a list of items that we endorse, but do not lead advocacy or policy on. ELAA members will be notified when there are critical opportunities to support advancement of these issues. View our support list (PDF).
Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed in school and in life, regardless of their race, ethnicity, geography, ability, or family economics. High-quality early learning is a strategy proven to give kids what they need to thrive. Investing in a great start for children yields returns for all of us: more successful schools, stronger families, and more self-reliant adults prepared to contribute to a robust economy.
This past session, the Children’s Alliance fought for policy solutions rooted in our commitment to improve the lives of Washington’s children and advance racial equity, so every child has the opportunity they deserve.
The choices legislators make in this fall's special session will have a profound impact on kids in every corner of our state.