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Champions for Children: 2015 Legislative Session

Created on: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 2:08pm

Children’s Alliance Champions for Children are state lawmakers recognized for their outstanding service to children in a specific policy area in a particular legislative session.

This year, ten elected officials received this award for their significant leadership in preserving, protecting, or advancing state policies or investments that will improve the well‐being of vulnerable children in Washington.

Policy Brief: the Early Start Act

Created on: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 8:55pm

The bipartisan, historic Early Start Act (H.B. 1491) enacts unprecedented policies and resources to help ensure all children a great start. Read our policy brief about the Act.

Policy Changes Included in the Early Start Act

Created on: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 8:47pm

In 2015, Washington’s legislature passed and Governor Inslee signed the Early Start Act (HB 1491). The bipartisan, historic Early Start Act enacts unprecedented policies and resources to help ensure all children get the great start they need. The Early Start Act includes numerous provisions designed at increasing access to quality care for all children, particularly children in low-income families and children of color.

Progress for Kids: our work in the 2015 legislative session

Created on: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:55am

For Washington to thrive, all of our children must thrive. That's why Children's Alliance partners with parents and other community leaders to push for public investments in key areas of child well-being.

This year, by opening the doors of power in Olympia to parents and advocates from across the state, we achieved two historic victories.

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Raise Revenue: Our Tax System is Endangering Kids

Created on: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:58pm

All children deserve a great start in life. But our state’s tax system puts too many of them in harm’s way.

Revenues as a proportion of the economy have shrunk over the past 15 years, resulting in cuts to basic services. Children in communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by these cuts.

Ending these cuts boosts our economy. Ending the 25 percent cut to State Food Assistance would generate more than $17 million in economic activity through June 2017.