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.
The Early Learning Action Alliance looks forward to working with state policymakers to achieve the following policies and funding in the 2019 Legislative Session. These priorities will improve child outcomes and move Washington closer to a state where every young child has equitable access to the opportunity to succeed in school and in life. Read our legislative agenda (PDF).
The choices legislators make in this fall's special session will have a profound impact on kids in every corner of our state.