Hundreds of Kids, Advocates to Deliver Special Session Children’s Proclamation
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The first week of Special Session will have a memorable closing day on Friday in Olympia, when hundreds of kids, parents, and advocates stand together at Children’s Alliance’s Have a Heart for Kids Day: 2011 Special Session. This will culminate in a rally with parent and youth speakers, and a Proclamation by the Children of Washington released and delivered to legislators.
The Children’s Alliance is asking lawmakers to think of new solutions to balance the budget so kids won’t lose State Food Assistance (SFA), child care, and Apple Health for Kids: programs that work for families in hard times. The Governor’s budget proposes significant cuts to Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care, and total elimination of SFA.