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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Seattle’s Proposition 1

Pledge to Vote Yes for Families and Kids!

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is supporting Seattle, WA’s Proposition, the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy! Prop 1 will expand the successful Seattle Preschool Program by 1,000 new slots annually, providing high-quality preschool to kids at no or low cost.

2018 Elections

Washington in the News

SCAN-Endorsed Proposition 1 Wins in Seattle

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) CEO Mark Shriver tonight congratulated Seattle voters for approving Proposition 1, the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy, which will invest in education from cradle to career.

Letter: Vote with children in mind

In the last midterm election, only 37 percent of eligible voters in our state participated in the election. We must do better. Our vote not only affects our lives, but the lives of many people living in Washington who can’t vote — namely, children.

State Leadership

Mackenzie Chase
Government Relations Manager, Washington

Mackenzie works to expand access to high quality early education and care for children in Washington through state and local advocacy. After spending years working on diverse policies, Mackenzie is thrilled to be focusing full-time on high quality early learning that prepares children to thrive in school and life.

Before joining the team at Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), Mackenzie worked as an Early Learning Policy Associate at Children’s Alliance. She also spent over four years working as a Communications Director and Research Analyst at the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where she worked on policies ranging from capital infrastructure to grant programs for economically disadvantaged schools.

Mackenzie grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Boston, Massachusetts to get a B.A. from Northeastern University. She now resides in beautiful Seattle, Washington.

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