CCF Mark Shiver Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
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Janis Avery (she/her)
The state is likely to reduce discretionary spending when they meet next January. Is there a specific strategy to promote investments in children and families during the next session?
Great question, Janis! We will get to your question next. Others, feel free to add your questions or comments.
Here’s a link to the report Ruth just mentioned:
Is Save the Children planning to push the state to release remaining CARES dollars directly to providers?
Yes, we are working with state-based staff across the country to work at the county and state level on using CARES Act funding for kids and families.
I thought House Bill had $50 billion and Senate Bill had $15 billion…
Correct, the Child Care is Essential Act had $50 Billion. The HEREOS Act only had $7 Billion.
You can access Ruth's op-ed on child care at https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/tax-washingtons-wealthy-dont-slash-social-services-for-lasting-economic-recovery/
You can take action now on child care and food insecurity at https://savethechildrenactionnetwork.org/responding-to-the-covid-19-pandemic/#support-child-care
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Thank you for all of your hard work for Washington's children.
Thankful for the years of work Rep. Kagi has been put into early care and education. At the top of the list!
Agreed! Honored to have served with Ruth Kagi!
Thank you all for this terrific webinar! Always a treat to be in the presence of my predecessor, Rep. Kagi! <3
Thank you for holding this webinar. Good to see support for the field.
Hikma Sherka, she/her, CCF
Thank you for facilitating, Ryan! This was great.