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2022 Legislative Agenda

Children's Alliance 2022 Legislative Agenda

We believe in the potential of every child. But all too often, poverty, racism and the pandemic are putting opportunity out of reach.

Our legislative agenda seeks to protect kids, remove barriers and create pathways to success—so that Washington’s children and families stay strong, no matter what challenges we face.

Early Learning

Protect, adopt and sustainably fund access to high quality, culturally relevant early learning. Ensure the robust implementation of the 2021 Fair Start for Kids Act.


KIDS COUNT Data Brief: Smart investments can improve long-term health of Washington kids

This brief is a follow up to our 2020 product, “What Washington’s kids need to weather the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.” Recent U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse data and stories from community members across the state show how the pandemic continues to affect kids and families in the areas of housing, nutrition, health care, and education.

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.