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Gun violence has enormous consequences for children. Incidents of violence play a large role in determining whether every child has the same opportunities to grow up healthy and live in healthy communities.
That's why the Children’s Alliance endorses Initiative 594 and opposes Initiative 591. Both initiatives will appear on the election ballots of voters all across Washington state. Read more.
Children’s Alliance joined with the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance and Columbia Legal Services on 8-4-2014 to file an Amicus Curiae brief with the state Supreme Court, opposing one of the Court’s proposed remedies in the McCleary v. Washington case. 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.
Click here for a copy of “Unfinished Business: Advocacy for Kids in the 2014 Legislature.”
Oral disease is painful, dangerous, and costly. It is also almost entirely preventable.
Yet across Washington State, thousands of children, adults, seniors, people with disabilities, and people in rural and Tribal communities can’t get preventive and routine dental care—either because they can’t afford it, or because there aren’t enough dentists in the places where they live. Learn more.
Seventy-one community based organizations from across the state have joined together to call for full restoration of State Food Assistance for our children, elders, and families. Read their letter to the Washington State Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee.