The day features:
- A brief training for new advocates.
- Our 2015 Legislative Priorities.
Thanks for standing strong for kids and a tremendous show of support at the 2011 Voices for Children Awards Luncheon! Collectively, we raised $85,000 to protect all children. Learn more about how the Voices Luncheon fuels the fight for every child to have the childhood they deserve.
Every speaker on June 7th reminded us that our children are bearing an unfair burden of these economic hard times, and that some of them - kids in immigrant families, children of color, low-income children - are bearing a heavier weight than others.
And every speaker and awardee reminded us of the power we have together, to fight for every child to have the childhood they deserve.
The accomplishments we celebrated together are felt in the lives of children and their families in every zip code in our state. We can be proud of what we've worked for.
We thank everyone - our sponsors, advocates, speakers, and parents alike - who have stepped up in the fight to protect every child.
If you weren't able to make it, you can still support advocacy for kids.
Remy is a strong, consistent voice for a balanced approach to the state budget. As Executive Director of the Washington State Budget & Policy Center, he strives to make the state’s revenue system more equitable while demonstrating the impact of harmful cuts on children and families.
The Racial Equity Team has worked every day of the 2011 legislative session to ensure that policymakers understand the enormous impact of their decisions on families of color and their children. Its core members are: Heather Villanueva, SEIU 775; John Paul Chaisson-Cardenas and Fatima Morales, Washington Community Action Network; Sofia Aragon, Washington State Nurses Association; Toby Guevin, OneAmerica; Shankar Narayan, ACLU of Washington; Teresa Mosqueda, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Bernal Baca, AFT Washington, AFL-CIO; Tony Lee, Statewide Poverty Action Network.
In honor of longtime Children’s Alliance member Brewster C. Denny, we inaugurate the annual Rising Advocate Award. In his distinguished career of service to the people of our state, Brewster has nurtured and mentored many a rising star along the path of advocacy for the public good.
Questions? Contact Deborah Bowler or call 206.324.0340 x11.
Together, we can build a path of opportunity that all of Washington’s kids can travel. Give today.
Our priorities for kids in Olympia.
Right now across Washington children are growing up. Right now, you can take action to improve their lives.
Tell your state legislators to act for kids, invest in kids, and protect kids.