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. 

Upcoming Events

2019 Washington State Advocacy Summit

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm UTC-5
The University of Washington Botanic Gardens
2300 Arboretum Drive E
Seattle, WA 98112 United States
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WA – May Monthly Volunteer Call

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-5
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Prioritize Kids in 2019

Remind WA Lawmakers to Invest in Early Learning!

Our lawmakers in Olympia need to be reminded that our kids are our future. Critical early learning programs, like preschool, child care, and home visiting are at risk of being overlooked and underfunded this year, unless they hear from advocates like you.

Washington in the News

Letter: Expand access to child care

The future prosperity of Washington depends on our ability to support our next generation. Unfortunately many families live in what’s known as a “child care desert,” without access to affordable, high-quality child care.

State Leadership

Jessica Galvez, Mobilization Manager

Jessica has been with Save the Children Action Network for two years, previously as a volunteer Team Leader and most recently as the Mobilization Manager for Washington State.

Prior to joining SCAN, Jessica served as a center director supporting programs such as HeadStart and ECEAP . 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 grew up in California and Texas but has made Washington State her home for the past 17 years. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Speech Language Pathology and an M.Ed. in Education Policy & Leadership. When she is not working or volunteering her time, you can find her on the basketball court cheering for her youngest child Maddox.

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