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Letter to Congress: Time for a Balanced Approach


Note: Yesterday Children’s Alliance staff sent the following letter to Congress members representing Washington state.

Dear Members of the Washington State Congressional Delegation,

At the Children’s Alliance, we believe policies and programs at every level of government should work for kids. We also believe in a fair economy and sound investments. The best way to ensure we remain a strong nation ready to take on tomorrow's challenges is by investing in our children today.

We have the ingenuity and resources in this country to ensure all kids get a fair chance. Yet, continued cuts to smart investments threaten our future. Austerity measures disproportionately impact children color – the fastest growing population in the country – thus stifling our economic potential.

Congress should raise revenue for kids

 

The dust stirred up by Election 2012 is starting to settle. We know who will be in the White House and representing Washington State in the 113th Congress.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Members of the 112th Congress still have some work to do.

Kids in the News, October 17, 2012


A longtime dentist and health leader says it's time Washington adds a new midlevel provider to extend care and clinic hours to the chronically underserved.  In other news, a new report confirms that current marijuana enforcement is costly and disproportionately hurts communities of color. Business leaders in Clark County hail high-quality early learning as a smart investment with high returns. Finally, the Tri-City Herald endorses Referendum 74 to protect love and equality for all of Washington’s families.

Two easy steps for kids, democracy


Has this ever happened to you?

You check Facebook. There is a video of a candidate saying something you found ridiculous. After watching the video, you frantically call the cat into the room and start ranting. 

Next, you tweet your outrage. Then back to Facebook, where another friend has posted a picture with a funny saying about this exact same video! So you share, and immediately feel better. It’s shared, retweeted, and seen by all of your friends.

Now everybody knows about your outrage – except for the candidate who caused it.