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Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

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Champions for Children 2021

Champions for Children are state lawmakers recognized by Children’s Alliance for their work to further our annual legislative agenda. Each of the following legislators provided significant leadership during the 2021 legislative session in advancing state policies or investments to improve the well-being of children in Washington. 

2021 Legislative Review

Taking place amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 legislative session was like no other. While conducting the session remotely presented many challenges, it also made participation in the legislative process more accessible than ever before. Advocates from across the state were able to make their voices heard by signing in to support bills or testifying directly from their homes.  

2021 Legislative Agenda

We believe in the potential of every child. The challenges of racism, recession and pandemic pose acute threats to our children’s future—but we can meet them, together.

Our legislative agenda seeks to protect kids, remove barriers and create opportunity—so that children and families withstand the worst of these times and emerge ready to thrive.

2020 Legislative Review

The 2020 legislative session ended just as the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting communities across the state. Despite the pandemic’s challenges (see “Budget Cuts and Vetoes” below), the legislature took some good steps forward for kids and families.