Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Cover All Kids

Have a Heart for Kids Day 2018

This event is free and includes lunch. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate. Children must come with an adult who is responsible for them throughout the event.

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.

Kids’ health: Protected by advocacy

Photo: Vicky (left) and Sarah McIntyre (right), with members of their family at Have a Heart for Kids Day last month. Mother and daughter were two of the many Washingtonians who spoke out against the repeal of Obamacare this past week.

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Apple Health for Kids turns 10

Ten years ago this week, something remarkable happened.

Governor Chris Gregoire signed Senate Bill 5093, the state Cover All Kids bill, creating Apple Health for Kids and beginning a new era in Washington children’s access to health care.

"We need to lean in to advocacy harder than ever"

Children’s Alliance executive director Paola Maranan delivered the following remarks at our December 7th Children’s Alliance Annual Meeting, about the necessary work advocates for kids will do in 2017.

Hello, my name is Paola Maranan, and it’s my honor to serve as executive director of Children’s Alliance.

What we do for kids now

This year’s election will bring immense change to our nation and our state. Because we know you love kids as much as we do, we want to take a moment now to share our initial thinking about the impacts of the election on children and on our work as child advocates. 

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2016 Legislative Review

This past session, the Children’s Alliance fought for policy solutions rooted in our commitment to improve the lives of Washington’s children and advance racial equity, so every child has the opportunity they deserve.

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Our Statement in Response to Governor Inslee’s Executive Order


Governor Inslee’s Executive Order re: State Blue Ribbon Commission on the Delivery of Services to Children and Families 

Statement from Children’s Alliance, Feb. 18, 2016

Any structural change in the state of Washington’s service delivery for children should be guided by what’s best for kids. And, when not all kids are faring well, our attention and resources should prioritize the most vulnerable. Data about child outcomes in our state show wide disparities in economic security, educational, and health outcomes by family income and race and ethnicity.