Speak Up for Kids! October 2nd, 2019
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Children's Alliance Endorses the
APPROVE I-1000 / R-88 Campaign

Every child in Washington should have the opportunities they need to thrive. When the adults in kids’ lives can access good schools and good jobs, kids grow up with the economic security that positively impacts their overall well-being.

But too many families face enormous barriers to health, prosperity and a good education: barriers created by systemic racism.

Our state’s youngest—the Washingtonians of the future—is also its most racially and ethnically diverse. To ensure Washington thrives tomorrow, we need great opportunities for the families raising the children of today.

Affirmative action is a key tool for improving the lives of all of Washington’s kids, and for addressing the multiple forms of discrimination, including racism, sexism and homophobia, that hold kids back.

Children’s Alliance urges a vote to APPROVE Initiative 1000 on the November ballot.

For our full statement, read our full blog post. Learn more about the campaign by clicking the button below.
Learn more about the WA Fairness Campaign!

Children's Alliance Sponsors Advocacy Training Led by Community Members in Spokane

This Friday, October 4th, Children’s Alliance is sponsoring a community-led advocacy training with leaders in Spokane, WA. Details below:
Spokane Leadership in Advocacy Training
Friday, October 4th
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Center – East Central Community Center
500 South Stone St
Spokane, WA 99202

This leadership training on effective public policy advocacy is open to all, with a focus on people of color and low-income communities in the Greater Spokane area.  Participants learn how laws and budgets are made, and gain skills to deliver a powerful message, influence legislators, and get others involved in advocacy. In addition, we provide opportunities to discuss racial equity. Participants will be joined by guest speakers including State Representatives from Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District, Marcus Riccelli and Timm Ormsby. Dinner will be provided.

This training is being facilitated by community leaders Norm Luther and Charles Williams, and supported by Children’s Alliance Community Engagement Manager, Emijah Smith.

Please let us know you are coming! Check out our events page for more information and to view the flyer. Contact: Charles Williams @ 509– 868-0856 Ext. 301 to RSVP.

Public Charge Goes to Court

With the Department of Homeland Security's finalized public charge rule expected to go into effect on October 15th, Washington State is suing the Trump Administration and asking for a preliminary injunction to delay the rule from going into effect.

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A Fond Farewell from Deputy Director: Jon Gould

Children’s Alliance members:

Thank you for the honor of working alongside you for justice for Washington’s kids and families! The beauty of the Children’s Alliance statewide family is the #1 reason I have enjoyed such a dynamic and fulfilling 22 years. As I join the Children’s Alliance alumni staff, I will carry our experiences together with me.

I also want to extend gratitude to everyone who was able to join us at Centilia Cultural Center last week for the celebration, "Planting Seeds for Justice." If you couldn't join, check out some of the photos from the event on Children's Alliance's Facebook page.

I look forward to this new beginning! I am excited to support the organization and its mission as a fan, cheerleader, donor, and proud alumnus!

Jon Gould
Deputy Director
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