For the Media

Media Contacts:

Adam Hyla, Communications Director
Phone: 206.324.0340 x18
Cell: 206.326.9964
Adam [at] childrensalliance [dot] org

Jon Gould, Deputy Director
Phone: 206.324.0340 x19
Cell: 206.683.2674
Jon [at] childrensalliance [dot] org

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Resources for the media:

As the state’s premier advocacy organization for kids, the Children’s Alliance can offer members of the media policy expertise, up-to-date information on key legislation affecting children, and media contacts from among our more than 120 member organizations.

Here you can find our child facts on our resources page on the state of Washington children in a number of different areas, policy papers for our current legislative agenda, and more information about the Children’s Alliance.

 

Latest Press Releases:

Children’s Alliance applauds U.S. House passage of support for Apple Health for Kids

Posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 3:47pm

SEATTLE—Children’s health advocates in Washington state praised the U.S. House of Representatives today for taking action to ensure children in Washington state and across the nation continue to get the quality health coverage they need to succeed.
Today’s bipartisan House vote to renew funding for the highly successful Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will help ensure that kids from low- and moderate-income working families continue to receive the care they need to reach their full potential. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Innovative bill could relieve Olympic Peninsula's oral health crisis

Posted on: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:32am

OLYMPIA—House Bill 1421, co-sponsored by Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness), would create new dental therapists to provide urgently needed dental services on the Olympic Peninsula and in other areas across the state where oral health care is hard to get.

Read our press release.  

Media Release: Advocates for children, families file Amicus Curiae Brief in McCleary v. Washington

Posted on: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 11:57am

Contacts:

Siobhan Ring, Mobilization Director, Children’s Alliance, (206) 851-6475; siobhan@childrensalliance.org
Joaquin Uy, Communications Specialist, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, (206) 427-2999; joaquin@wliha.org
Charlie McAteer, Communications Consultant, Columbia Legal Services, (917) 696-1321, charlie.mcateer@columbialegal.org

For Immediate Release

MON., AUG. 4, 2014 — Advocates for children and families have filed an Amicus Curiae brief with the state Supreme Court, opposing one of the Court’s proposed remedies in the McCleary v. Washington case.

The Children’s Alliance, Columbia Legal Services and the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance filed the brief this morning. The brief requests that, as the state moves to comply with the Court’s ruling, it refrain from funding education in a way that jeopardizes housing and other basic services to children and families.

“If we cut social programs to pay for education, everyone’s worse off,” says Paola Maranan, executive director of the Children’s Alliance. “In addressing our failure to uphold kids’ right to a basic education, we don’t want the solution to exacerbate the problem.”

Read the full release.

The filed motion and brief are available online here.

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Gov. Inslee takes prudent step to feed hungry kids

Posted on: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:40am

Gov. Jay Inslee has announced that he’ll protect Washington families from new, harmful cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps).
The Governor will adjust the state’s utility-assistance payments to certain eligible households from $1 to $20.01, ensuring that thousands of families get the food assistance they need to feed their children.

NEW REPORT SHOWS RACIAL OPPORTUNITY GAP HURTS WASH. CHILDREN

Posted on: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 7:29pm

Today’s release of the KIDS COUNT® policy report, Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, unveils the new Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels. The data can better inform policymakers who create policies and programs that can benefit all children, while targeting strategies and investments where attention is needed most.