Washington

We’re Empowering Citizens of Washington to Be the Voice for Kids

The voters in Washington state overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.

When the Seattle City Council began exploring a tax on sweetened beverages in early 2017, we immediately mobilized a successful campaign to ensure that resulting revenue would support early learning programs. We also mobilized our online supporters to support expanded funding for the Washington Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program and Working Connections Child Care subsidies, which will help more families keep or get access to high-quality early learning programs.

We’re committed to ensuring all children succeed in school and life.

Learn how we’re investing in Washington’s future. 

 

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COVID-19

Tell Congress – Don’t Let Kids Go Hungry

Being well-nourished is essential to kids’ development. They can’t grow up healthy and strong if they struggle to get basic nutrition. Ask your members of Congress to provide more funding for SNAP so our kids have enough to eat!

Washington in the News

Child care industry needs saving

Washington's child care industry was in a crisis long before this pandemic. The lack of access to, and affordability of, safe, high-quality child care has been harming our families and limiting our economic growth for far too long.

State Leadership

Jessica Galvez, Mobilization Manager

Jessica Galvez is the Washington State Manager for Save the Children Action Network, where she leads advocacy efforts to advance policies that improve the lives of children and families around the world.

Prior to joining SCAN, Jessica served as a director for early learning programs that support marginalized families. Her background includes over 15 years of experience directly and indirectly addressing systems-based inequities through various leadership roles in early learning and in healthcare.

Jessica graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S in Speech Language Pathology and an M.Ed. in Education Policy and Leadership.

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