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Election 2014: Gun Safety

Gun violence has enormous consequences for children. Incidents of violence play a large role in determining whether every child has the same opportunities to grow up healthy and live in healthy communities.

That's why the Children’s Alliance endorses Initiative 594 and opposes Initiative 591. Both initiatives will appear on the election ballots of voters all across Washington state. Read more.

Children's Alliance Amicus Curiae Brief McCleary V Washington

Children’s Alliance joined with the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance and Columbia Legal Services on 8-4-2014 to file an Amicus Curiae brief with the state Supreme Court, opposing one of the Court’s proposed remedies in the McCleary v. Washington case.  The brief requests that, as the state moves to comply with the Court’s ruling, it refrain from funding education in a way that jeopardizes housing and other basic services to children and families.

Our Oral Health Care Crisis: What Lawmakers Can Do

Oral disease is painful, dangerous, and costly. It is also almost entirely preventable.

Yet across Washington State, thousands of children, adults, seniors, people with disabilities, and people in rural and Tribal communities can’t get preventive and routine dental care—either because they can’t afford it, or because there aren’t enough dentists in the places where they live. Learn more.

Early Learning Action Alliance: 2014 legislative agenda


High quality early learning lays a foundation for a strong future. But too many young children don’t get a chance to build the fundamental brain architecture that allows them to thrive in school and in life.

Convened by the Children's Alliance, members of the Early Learning Action Alliance (ELAA) are united by the belief that all children in Washington state deserve to have the opportunities and support they need in their first five years of life to be prepared for school and a bright future.

Innovative National Early Learning Plan Means More Opportunities for Washington State


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.