Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

2016 Legislative Session

Champions for Children

Champions for Children are state lawmakers recognized by the Children’s Alliance for their outstanding service on behalf of children.

To be honored as a Champion for Children, a state lawmaker must provide significant leadership in protecting or advancing state policies or investments that improve the well-being of children in Washington.

Learn more about Children's Alliance's criteria for selecting Champions for Children (pdf).

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State Representative J.T. Wilcox honored for work to expand access to high-quality early learning Adam Thu, 11/03/2016 - 17:35
TUMWATER—Representative J.T. Wilcox (R-Yelm) was honored for his commitment to the first five years of a child’s life on Thursday, Oct. 27 , with a Crayon Award from the Early Learning Action Alliance, presented at the monthly meeting of the Thurston Early Childhood Coalition.
State Representative Tom Dent honored for work to expand access to high-quality early learning Adam Thu, 10/20/2016 - 17:43
Representative Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake) was honored for his commitment to the first five years of a child’s life on Tuesday, Oct. 18. 
State Representative Bruce Chandler honored for work to expand access to high-quality early learning Adam Wed, 10/19/2016 - 18:07
"Representative Chandler understands that early learning builds strong kids and strong communities. His public service has improved opportunities for Washington’s children,” said Children's Alliance deputy director Jon Gould.
Six legislators honored for work to expand access to high-quality early learning Adam Wed, 09/28/2016 - 17:10

Six state legislators were honored for their commitment to the first five years of a child’s life on Saturday, Sept. 17 , with Crayon Awards from the Early Learning Action Alliance.

The awards were presented to Senators Joe Fain (R-47th) and Steve Litzow (R-41st) and Representatives Chad Magendanz (R-5th), Ruth Kagi (D-32nd), Eric Pettigrew (D-37th) and Tana Senn (D-41st) at Green River College by representatives of the Early Learning Action Alliance.

Media Release: State Senator Pramila Jayapal honored for expanding high-quality early learning

SEATTLE—State Senator Pramila Jayapal (D-37th) was honored for her commitment to the fi

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Don’t undermine progress for Washington kids

Parents, advocates and community leaders during this 2016 legislative session have advo

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Our 2016 Legislative Agenda

 

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

2016 Legislative Session

 

The 2016 Legislature convened at the Washington State Capitol on Monday, January 11 and adjourned Friday, March 11.

 

This 60-day session is shorter than those that take place in odd-numbered years, but no matter the duration, the laws passed in any session have enormous potential to help—or hurt—Washington’s kids.

That’s why each year we advocate with persistence and passion to protect kids and build a better future for all.