The legislative session is going to be contentious and there is a real battle brewing about the direction that Washington will take. If you care about children and families, you might wish to show your legislator what is important to you:
You take action for kids online, and you make an impact. You can have an even more powerful impact when you bring your voice for kids directly to your lawmakers.
Please join hundreds of parents and advocates at Have a Heart for Kids Day on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at the state Capitol in Olympia. Have a Heart for Kids Day is your opportunity to speak up for kids, rally on the Capitol steps and meet personally with legislators.
There has never been a more important time to be a powerful voice for kids. Cuts are proposed to Working Connections Child Care, Apple Health for Kids, State Food Assistance and many more programs that are critical to protect opportunities for all Washington children and families to thrive.
We can’t let kids bear the burden of the weak economy. Children’s Alliance is organizing and advocating to protect the public investments our state has made to protect and support kids.
In these times, families all over the state are standing strong for their kids. Join us on Have a Heart for Kids Day and call on our lawmakers to do the same. We welcome parents, youth, and children. The legislature will be in full swing and legislators will be available to meet with you.
Register now for Have a Heart for Kids Day!
If you can’t make it to Have a Heart for Kids Day, or would like to take your voice to Olympia again this legislative session, there is also a great opportunity to speak up for kids at the People’s Summit on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday January 17th.
Children’s Alliance is a co-sponsor of this great event which honors Dr. King’s vision of action for opportunity and equality. Join hundreds of advocates for a day of issue and advocacy training, a march and rally, and opportunities to meet with your lawmakers.
If you’d like to join the Children’s Alliance delegation to the People’s Summit in Olympia on Martin Luther King Day please email Siobhan, Mobilization Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline, in order to coordinate child care, food and transportation, is Monday, January 10th, at 5pm.
Thank you for speaking up for kids.
P.S. If you have not added your name to the “I Stand Strong for Kids” petition now is the time! Help reach the goal of 500 messages to be hand delivered on Monday, the first day of the legislative session. Sign the petition now.
Here are some of the questions moi would like gubernatorial candidates to answer:
What is your plan to grow the state’s economy and encourage job creation?
Do you support programs which encourage family creation and support families and children? What programs do you support?
Do you support the proposition that all children have a right to a good basic education? How would you accomplish this goal?
Do you support equity in education funding? What does that mean to you?
Do you believe that education is the “Paramount Duty” of the state. What does this mean to you? What programs would you encourage and support which show your commitment to education?
Do you support a stable source of revenue for education? If you do, what would this revenue source be?
Do you support performance audits for colleges and universities? Why or why not?
This state desperately needs strong leadership and the next leader must use both brawn and the bully pulpit to get things done. Whoever the next governor is, has a huge job.
Peeps, if you feel that strong families and healthy children is of primary importance and you really do believe that education is the “Paramount Duty” of the state, then you must:
Budget and Policy Center
Citizens Guide to the Washington Budget
What kind of state do we want to be?
Our goals should be: A healthy child in a healthy family who attends a healthy school in a healthy neighborhood. ©
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