No parent should have to choose between caring for a sick child and earning a day’s pay
No Kidding: Children's Alliance Blog
The following positions on statewide ballot measures for the 2016 general election have been taken by the Children’s Alliance.
Initiative 732: NO
While designed to fight climate change, Initiative 732 threatens children in two ways. First, its tax breaks are insufficient to counter its full costs to low-income families, who are disproportionately families of color. Second, it’s predicted to worsen the state’s budget shortfall—jeopardizing programs and services kids need to thrive.
SEATTLE—State Senator Pramila Jayapal (D-37th) was honored for her commitment to the fi
Household incomes for Washington’s poorest families have yet to recover from the 2008 r
The state Supreme Court must not order action that would endanger children’s constituti
Bremerton mother Natasha Fecteau has been learning how to make a difference for kids fo
One out of every 14 children in Washington state has at least one parent who is or has
The Children’s Alliance has endorsed Initiative 1433 for a higher minimum wage and paid
Better wages and access to paid sick leave stabilize families and help kids grow up healthy and strong. One in five children in our state live in poverty and face long-term barriers to success in school and in life. Family-friendly workplace policies move us closer to ending childhood hunger and poverty. When crafted well, such policies are also a step toward racial equity, as people of color disproportionately hold low-wage jobs without paid leave benefits.
Parents, advocates and community leaders during this 2016 legislative session have advo
End Childhood Hunger
Here in Washington, one in five children lives in a household that doesn’t have enough to eat. Childhood food insecurity disproportionately impacts children of color, and it undermines a child’s educational progress. Fight childhood hunger, including strategies to increase family economic security such as restoring Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
Invest in Early Learning