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2020 Legislative Agenda

At Children’s Alliance, we believe every child can thrive in a world rich with opportunity. We partner with public officials, parents and community leaders to create strategies that help kids overcome the barriers of racism and poverty.

In the 2020 legislative session, lawmakers can work in three key areas to build the strong, shared future every child deserves:

Results for Kids in the 2019 Legislative Session
Working with parents, policymakers and community leaders from across Washington state, Children’s Alliance advances public policies that address the barriers of poverty and racism in order to give every child the opportunities they deserve. In the 2019 session, our advocacy produced the following results:
Adam Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:05
COFA Dental Coverage: Senate Bill 5274

The 2019 Washington State Legislature passed Senate Bill 5274, establishing a COFA Islander Dental Care program. This new bipartisan law makes no-cost dental coverage available to adults from Compact of Free Association (COFA) nations residing in Washington, who are income-eligible for Medicaid (below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level).

Adam Mon, 04/29/2019 - 21:25
ELAA ECEAP Budget Recommendations april.messenger Fri, 04/12/2019 - 13:52
ELAA Recommendations april.messenger Thu, 04/11/2019 - 16:48
ELAA Operating Budget Proposal Comparison v_4.9.19

Comparison of our ELAA legislative priorities as they are proposed by the Governor, House and Senate. Last updated 4.9.19

april.messenger Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:41
Early Learning Workforce Fact Sheet april.messenger Fri, 03/15/2019 - 15:57
Homeless Child Care Fact Sheet april.messenger Fri, 02/22/2019 - 19:17
Working Connections Child Care Funding Fact Sheet april.messenger Fri, 02/22/2019 - 09:24
Student Parent Fact Sheet april.messenger Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:13
Family Friend and Neighbor Fact Sheet april.messenger Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:18
High Quality Child Care: Good for Babies, Families & Communities

Inadequate Working Connections Child Care subsidy reimbursement rates are standing in the way of access to affordable, high quality early learning opportunities for Washington’s young children and families. Invest in strong families and communities by increasing child care subsidy rates for infants and toddlers to 75 percent of the market rate. Read more (PDF).


Adam Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:59