State Capitol, Olympia
This event is free and lunch is provided.
In this edition, the Children’s Alliance says that cuts won’t solve Washington’s growing hunger crisis, and school breakfast provides one solution to child hunger while priming students for success. Also, further cuts in response to the state’s revenue forecast would sacrifice jobs and hurt kids, and a new health policy threatens the lives of the most vulnerable Washington children. In national news, slashing public assistance programs and jobs will pull more families into poverty, and proposed changes to Head Start could mean more children will be better prepared for kindergarten.