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Have a Heart for Kids Day

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 10:00am
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Speak up for kids! Join us at Have a Heart for Kids Day at the state Capitol in Olympia. It is a powerful, energizing, family-friendly day of action. Voices for kids will fill the halls of the Capitol and ring in the ears of legislators. Sign up!

The day features:

Children's Alliance 2014 Annual Meeting & Dialogue with Legislators

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 8:30am
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You are invited! Join us for our Annual Meeting and dialogue with legislators. Children's Alliance makes kid' lives better - and so do you! RSVP and join us on November 6th!

This free event features a light breakfast, dialogue with legislators and an opportunity to hear about what is at stake for kids in the 2015 state legislative session.

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

Posted on: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:57am

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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