2018 Legislative Priorities

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The Legislature is back in session for 2018, and we are gearing up for an important year.

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2016 Legislative Priorities

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The Legislature will convene for a regular session on January 11, 2016, and we are gearing up for an important year.

The Board of Directors has voted to approve the following legislative bills as CCF’s 2016 Legislative Priorities.

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2015 Legislative Report

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We are thrilled to report that the elected CCF Champions for Children offered bipartisan support for the 2015 Children’s Campaign Fund legislative priorities.

We give our gratitude to the Champions for Children for their leadership to help pass the Early Start Act, Anti-sex Trafficking, YEAR Act, Homeless Youth Act, and Extended Foster Care.

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Best Starts for Kids Tax Levy

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State Representative Ruth Kagi, King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski, and Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess revealed details of the proposed November 2015 ballot measure.

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2015 Legislative Priorities

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The Children’s Campaign Fund supports the passage and implementation of these ten bills.

In addition to these bills, CCF will strongly take into consideration votes regarding adequate revenue to ensure that important children and family services are not compromised.

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Session 2015: Some Success, More Work to Do

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Many CCF priorities made it through are on their way to becoming law, but others languished or await a final decision on the budget. Now is the time to contact budget conferees, and ask them to make sure the social safety net is protected with reliable revenues.

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Progressive Legislation Aims to Prevent Child Abuse

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Many people think of the sad and sometimes tragic outcomes that occur for victims of abuse and neglect when they hear those words, but much of the work that can and should be the focus of our efforts occurs before a child is ever abused in the first place.

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An Open Letter to Champions for Children

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We understand these are tough discussions, but this year offers the opportunity to affirm our state’s commitment to our youngest and most vulnerable members of our communities by supporting the safety net for every child.

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An Open Letter to Senators Hill, Fain, and Litzow

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There are still too many zeros for kids in the Washington Senate budget v2.0. Children’s Campaign Fund implores the senate to close tax exemptions that are deemed ineffective by audit analysis to provide additional funds to support children welfare services that are presently left unfunded in the proposed senate budget. Senator Hill’s sponsored SMART act […]

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Children’s Alliance Asks State Supreme Court to Consider How Funding Freeze Effect Low-Income Children

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Monday, August 4, 2014, the Children’s Alliance, Columbia Legal Services and Washington Low Income Housing Alliance filed a brief with the Washington State Supreme Court requesting the state to consider how a freeze funding or cutting social programs in order to increase education spending would effect low-income children and families. Read the Children’s Alliance blog […]

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Toxic-free Kids Advances Safety

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Mary Lou Dickerson Children’s Campaign Fund Board Member Keeping children safe leads our work with the Children’s Campaign Fund. One critical way to help is to support policies that remove toxins from environments in which children live, learn and play. I am proud to say that Washington state is a leader in this area. Washington […]

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Children Benefit from Early Literacy

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Susanna Block CCF Board Member We know reading to children is important. The degree of importance of early literacy can make for a child is astonishing. Many important reading concepts begin before kindergarten. The first three years of a child’s life are a critical period to promote parent-child reading. Studies show us that a child—from […]

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Early Learning Takes Center Stage January 2015

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Joel Ryan CCF Board Member Many new parents can relate to the challenges my wife and I faced finding high-quality child care for our daughter. We had a long list of criteria–and high standards. It needed to be a safe, warm, compassionate environment. We wanted a daycare that placed emphases on our child’s cognitive and […]

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Extended Foster Care Gives Washington’s Foster Youth Hope

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Jon Brumbach CCF Board Member For many graduating high school seniors the month of June is a time of excitement and achievement. Their hard work will be rewarded with a diploma and near endless possibilities. However, not too long ago, a young person in foster care who was lucky enough to graduate from high school […]

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Background Checks for All Gun Sales

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Mercedes Elizalde CCF Political Strategy Committee Chair YES on I-594! A couple months ago, I was in Olympia with a group of affordable housing and homeless prevention advocates meeting with their legislator to discuss more comprehensive funding. While we were there, I recall seeing a lot of people. And I mean A LOT of people. […]

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Prioritize Education in Washington

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Thursday, February 6, 2014, Washington state House lawmakers heard a plan to tighten an antiquated loophole that enables oil refineries to save millions of dollars in tax breaks, and prioritize education for Washington children. This is a great opportunity. We can curb subsidies for fossil fuel companies and channel the money toward investment of our […]

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Youth Opportunitie Act Update

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Youth Opportunities Act Legislative Alert By Mercedes Elizalde Children’s Campaign Fund Board Member Political Strategy Committee Chair There was a great hearing Monday,February 24, 2014. Children’s Campaign Fund board member and former legislator Mary Lou Dickerson testified that, in order for the juvenile justice reforms made in the last two decades to truly have a […]

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Legislative Priorities 2014

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  Juvenile Justice Youth Opportunities Act – HB1651 Passed House and Senate Unanimously   Opportunity for Underserved Youth Dream Act/Real Hope Act – HB 1817 and SB6523 Pass the Senate (35-10), Passed House (75-22) Legal Representation for Foster Youth – SB 6126 Passed both houses Unanimously Extended Foster Care – SB 6101 and HB 2335 […]

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