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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.  

charlotte.linton Tue, 05/11/2021 - 13:09
Engaging in Remote Committee Hearings

There are three options for giving your input on a bill at Washington's 2021 legislative session: (1) Note you position for the record, (2) submit written testimony, or (3) testify live at a hearing. View or download our pdf for more details.

charlotte.linton Fri, 02/12/2021 - 09:48
Advocating in a Remote Session

Washington's 2021 legislative session will be mostly remote, making it more accessible than ever for advocates from across the state to make our voices heard. View or download our pdf to find out how you can get involved.

charlotte.linton Fri, 02/12/2021 - 09:44
A Blueprint for Recovery from the Washington State Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery

This report lays out a series of recommendations for rebuilding an economy that works for all Washingtonians. Download pdf.

charlotte.linton Fri, 01/22/2021 - 09:43
Start Early: Home Visiting One Pager

This document provides updated data on the Home Visiting Service Account funded home visiting programs, the shift to virtual visits with enrolled families, and highlights how home visiting will continue to support families through recovery.  Download pdf.

charlotte.linton Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:27
Home Visiting One Pager 2021

Home visiting is a voluntary, proven program where trained home visitors and parents work together to strengthen and support families in the child’s first years of life. This one pager gives an overview of the program in Washington state. Download pdf.

charlotte.linton Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:25
STATEMENT BY ELAA: Response to Governor's Budget Proposal

Governor Inslee’s budget is good for kids and addresses the tremendous impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on WA’s early learning system and families. 

charlotte.linton Mon, 12/21/2020 - 10:30
ELAA 2021 Legislative Agenda

2021 Legislative Agenda

Ensure that Every Child Can Thrive

Download pdf

charlotte.linton Fri, 12/04/2020 - 13:02
Black Lives Matter: Statement by the Early Learning Action Alliance

As a coalition of over sixty organizations from across Washington, the Early Learning Action Alliance (ELAA) affirms that Black Lives Matter - Black lives are valuable, they are beloved, and they are sacred. Read the full statement.

charlotte.linton Thu, 10/08/2020 - 14:18
Letter to Governor Jay Inslee October 2020

A letter to thank Governor Jay Inslee for recognizing that the road to recovery from the coronavirus recession runs straight through a strong, viable early learning system. Download pdf.


charlotte.linton Wed, 10/07/2020 - 10:37
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.

charlotte.linton Mon, 09/28/2020 - 13:56