Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

Advocacy for kids works in the 2012 Legislature

Christina 05/17/12


Advocacy Works

During the long stretch of budget negotiations in Olympia -- from late November 2011 to mid-April of this year -- parents, aunties, and community leaders acted to protect kids in the state budget. Their work ensured that lawmakers preserved vital programs and investments for kids, rejected unfair cuts that threatened children’s futures, and adopted new solutions that were better for Washington children and families.

Our legislative review, “Advocacy Works,” and companion video (below) highlight what we accomplished together for kids.