The Fair Start for Kids act is a multifaceted approach to solving the #childcarecrisis in our state. This bill would make childcare affordable, increase access, and restart our state’s economy. We are thrilled to see CCF-endorsed candidates working tirelessly to pass this important bill. Special shout-outs to Senators Claire Wilson, T’wina Nobles, and Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig for their powerful words on the Senate floor.

By Jess Agi and Ryan Murphy//Published in the Tri City Herald

As our state – together with our nation – grapples with the devastating impacts of a global pandemic, economic crisis, and reckoning with systemic racial injustice, the Washington State Legislature must come to the realization that investment in early childhood education (ECE) is a vital part of how we can move forward.

Click here to read the rest of our latest op-ed in the Tri City Herald.

Jess Agi is the Executive Director of the Children’s Campaign Fund. Ryan Murphy is the Associate Director of State and National Campaigns for Save the Children Action Network, and a current Children’s Campaign Fund Board Member.

The 2021 legislative session will truly be unlike any other…and the need to support children, youth, and families could not be more vital. Responding to the immediate needs of the pandemic and beyond, we urge lawmakers to advance racial equity and prioritize funding to meet the needs of Washington’s kids and families.

Please click here to learn more about our 2021 legislative priorities which address basic needs, early learning and childcare, youth development, special needs, child welfare, and juvenile justice reform. We’ll keep our website updated with links to specific legislation we are supporting, as well as any other relevant news or updates.