Session 2015: Some Success, More Work to Do

Olympia

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

CCF

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 Senators Hill, Fain, and Litzow

CCF

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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Extended Foster Care Gives Washington’s Foster Youth Hope

CCF

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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Salaam Garage Foster Care Exhibition

CCF

Rene T. Murry CCF Chair On May 1, I had the opportunity to go to the opening night of “The Long Road Home: Aging Out of Foster Care,” an exhibition organized by Salaam Garage. With chapters in New York and Seattle, Salaam Garage is a digital storytelling organization that unites journalists, writers, photographers and videographers […]

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