Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Advocacy

Questions to Ask Candidates for the Washington State Legislature

State lawmakers can take important steps to improve kids’ lives in the 2019 state legislative session. Candidates for the Washington state legislature will make critical choices for our kids if they are elected in November. Their choices can help kids have great childhoods and grow up strong, and advance racial equity and opportunity for all our kids.

2019 Legislative Agenda

We believe in the potential of every child. Poverty and racism erode kids’ opportunities. Our 2019 legislative agenda (PDF) reflects smart public policies that remove barriers and create opportunity—so all kids can thrive.

2018 Legislative Review

In the 2018 legislative session, Children’s Alliance led our many partners across Washington to advocate for good public policy—laws and public investments that create opportunity for Washington’s children.

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2018 Champions for Children

Each of the following legislators provided significant leadership during the 2018 legislative session in advancing state policies or investments to improve the well-being of children in Washington.
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Ensure Ample Revenue to Protect and Support Kids

We all have a stake in the basic services and supports that help Washington’s kids. We count on programs and services, quality schools, health care and other public goods that make Washington great. Our shared investments contribute to quality early learning, child nutrition, and other services and supports that let kids thrive.

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.

2017 Legislative Review

Every child in our state should have the opportunity to thrive: a quality education supported by parents and community from cradle to career; enough healthy food to eat each day; and access to comprehensive, affordable health care that optimizes their well-being.

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Alicia Luna, Brewster C. Denny Rising Advocate

Children’s Alliance is pleased to announce the Voices for Children Brewster C. Denny Rising Advocate, Alicia Luna. Alicia will accept the award Wednesday, June 7, at the Children’s Alliance annual luncheon in Seattle.

Kids’ policy progress report

It’s a little past the midpoint of the 2017 legislative session. Every legislative session contains numerous opportunities to advance good policies for kids. Here’s how Children’s Alliance’s legislative priorities and additional issues we are working on have fared.