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.
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.
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.
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.
This report lays out a series of recommendations for rebuilding an economy that works for all Washingtonians. Download pdf.
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.
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.
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.
2021 Legislative Agenda
Ensure that Every Child Can Thrive
An overview of COFA Islander Health Care and the Children's Health Program, and why we need to protect them. Download PDF.
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.