According to the most recent report on food insecurity and hunger in America released September 4th by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the rate of hunger in 2012 remained 5.7 percent nationally. Washington’s rate continues to exceed the national rate. Learn more.
Brains are like buildings – they start with a foundation. Birth through age 5 is a crucial time to give children the kinds of enriching experiences and environments they need to build a foundation for success – both in school and in life. But too many of our youngest learners still don’t have access to high quality early childhood education. They are missing out on opportunities that will help them thrive, and this hurts all of us.
Our 2013 Legislative Report describes the Children's Alliance's work for kids in partnership with coalitions and individuals from all across Washington state.
Together, our teamwork over the 2013 session won:
Children’s Alliance Legislative Champions are state lawmakers recognized for their outstanding service to children in a specific policy area in a particular legislative session.
On June 4th, Washingtonians asked their legislators to Stand Strong for Kids when they make choices in state budget negotiations. See photos of them standing up for Washington values in these five PDF documents:
A collage combining the photos submitted at the June 4 Voices for Children luncheon will be sent to all state legislators and Governor Inslee with a request that they stand strong for kids.
Here's a preview of just a few of the many beautiful photos submitted!
Given the status of the state legislative session, we knew that many legislators who wanted to attend Voices for Children might not be able to make it. Knowing this was a possibility, we asked lawmakers to share their thoughts about the Children’s Alliance on our 30th anniversary. Click here to read their words.
Traduccion de la carta a los legisladores – acción en pro de restaurar asistencia nutricional y cierren las lagunas legales de la norma tributaria.
Vea la pagina de acción: https://secure3.convio.net/voices/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=111008
Estimados Legisladores del Estado de Washington:
It's time for legislators to hear from kids!
U.S. Senator Patty Murray wrote to Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee to lay out her priorities for the 2013 Farm Bill. She urged protection of the SNAP program (Food Stamps? and other programs that help fight hunger.