Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

2017 Legislative Session

Champions for Children

Champions for Children are state lawmakers recognized by the Children’s Alliance for their outstanding service on behalf of children.

To be honored as a Champion for Children, a state lawmaker must provide significant leadership in protecting or advancing state policies or investments that improve the well-being of children in Washington.

Learn more about Children's Alliance's criteria for selecting Champions for Children (pdf).

Adam Fri, 07/28/2017 - 10:42
2017 Legislative Review

Every child in our state should have the opportunity to thrive: a quality education supported by parents and community from cradle to career; enough healthy food to eat each day; and access to comprehensive, affordable health care that optimizes their well-being.

Adam Wed, 07/26/2017 - 15:15
Print this sign: Choose Revenue, Choose Kids!

Print out this sign (PDF), add your name, take a selfie and submit it to us. We'll deliver it to your legislators.

 

Adam Thu, 04/27/2017 - 22:10

Research Brief: Early Learning Improves Kindergarten Readiness for All and Dramatically Reduces Disparities for Kids of Color

We all have a stake in making sure that, from the day they’re born, kids can have the enriching experiences they need to get off to a great start in life. Research has found quality early learning can give children the tools they need to thrive academically and emotionally throughout their young lives and beyond.

Talking about Racism and Bias: Resources for parents and caregivers

Racialized rhetoric propelled President Trump’s harmful policy ideas toward the White House. Now, many of those ideas endanger kids in their homes, schools, neighborhoods and faith communities.

Parents and caregivers face the daily challenge of how to support kids in the midst of racialized rhetoric and bias incidents. Here are some resources that may help. Not all resources will fit each person or situation. Please exercise your own judgment and use what works for you.

Kids’ policy progress report

It’s a little past the midpoint of the 2017 legislative session.

Adam Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:16

Legislator Town Halls: Information for Advocates

Download this resource (pdf).

Town halls are public meetings lawmakers host in their districts to hear from constituents and share updates on their work.

Participating in a town hall is a great way to advocate for kids. It allows you to build a relationship with your legislator, learn about their priorities, and raise issues that are important to you and to kids and families.

Frequently asked questions about town hall meetings:
 

Towards improving oral health equity in Washington
PHOTO: Children's Alliance deputy director Jon Gould stands with Brian Cladoosby,
Adam Wed, 02/22/2017 - 21:00
Good news for kids: Dental Access Bill moves forward

The nationwide momentum for greater access to dental care surged forward today in Washi

Adam Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:33