Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

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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
Sign on Letter to Protect the Children's Health Program

An organizational letter to Governor Jay Inslee asking him to protect the Children's Health Program.

charlotte.linton Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:12
2020 Legislative Review

The 2020 legislative session ended just as the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting communities across the state. Despite the pandemic’s challenges (see Budget Cuts and Vetoes” below), the legislature took some good steps forward for kids and families.

We'd like to thank all of the advocates and Children's Alliance members who spoke up for our communities. When we work together, we can make a real difference!

charlotte.linton Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:21

Washington Child Care Stories from MomsRising

Washington’s economy and workforce cannot recover without child care. We must support our families in need, protect our frontline workers, and invest in the child care system which has long been the most underfunded component of our state’s education system. This document is a collection of stories from Washington MomsRising members sharing their struggles of accessing or providing child care during COVID-19. 

Letter to the Editor Guide - Early Learning

Letters to the editor are important tools for advocates like you. They influence the press’s coverage of issues facing Washington’s kids and families; legislators read them; and they raise public awareness among fellow readers in your area. Use this guide to help you compose a letter and find publications to send it to.

charlotte.linton Wed, 05/06/2020 - 21:10