Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

Action Center

Children's Alliance is committed to working alongside our members and communities to advance public policies, priorities, and programs that enable all of Washington's kids and families to thrive. 

Your voice is powerful. You can raise it by taking action on the issues below and telling your legislators what's important to you.

The 2021 legislative session is mostly remote, making it more accessible than ever for advocates from across the state to have our voices heard in Olympia. Check out our guides for more information on how you can get involved this session.

Advocating in a Remote Session (pdf)

Engaging in a Remote Committee Hearing (pdf)

Make Your Voice Heard in the Local Press

Letters to the editor (LTE) 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. Our LTE guides include tips for letter writing, a sample letter, and a list of news outlets from across the state to which you can send your letters.

Early Learning LTE Guide(pdf)

Progressive Revenue Learning LTE Guide(pdf)

Early Learning
Child stacking blocks

Early learning matters for our families, our businesses and our future. The Fair Start for Kids Act takes strong steps to address affordability, access and the economic crisis. Tell your lawmakers: Every family deserves a fair start! 

Oral Health Access
Dental therapist with patient

The state Senate’s operating budget proposal was just released and it includes some great news for dental therapy: A budget proviso to establish the Dental Therapy Task Force. Tell lawmakers to include it in the final budget!

Invest in Kids
Children holding a banner at a rally

When we all pitch in to support our kids, families and communities, we can ensure that every child has what they need to thrive.  It’s time for bold action from our elected representatives. Urge your lawmakers to vote YES on Senate Bill 5096.