News & Events

News & Events

In the Media

We help shape, write, and lend our expertise to stories about the policies and issues important to the well-being of our state.

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES, contact Melinda Young-Flynn,
Director of Communications, 206.262.0973 x223


Community event: Voices for Children 2019 luncheon

June 6, 2019, Fischer Pavilion, Seattle Center
11:30 a.m.

Join us at this annual luncheon for our KIDS COUNT in Washington partner, Children’s Alliance, to support tenacious, smart, equity-focused, public policy advocacy that protects kids and builds opportunity in our state.

Community event: Stories About Home

June 6, 2019, Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University
6:30 p.m.

Join advocates and leaders in housing and homelessness for this free event with personal stories of homelessness. We are a promotional partner of this event hosted by the Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness, the Seattle Times Project Homeless team, and the Seattle Public Library.

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Our team members regularly give presentations to our partners, advocacy organizations, and other groups on topics related to the state budget, tax code, and our policy priorities.

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In case you missed it…

Budget Matters 2018, part 1: morning keynote address with john a. powell from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Budget Matters 2018, part 2: plenary focused on the impacts of the 2018 midterm elections moderated by Executive Director Misha Werschkul and featuring leading strategists Jessyn Farrell, Aiko Schaefer, and Erica Williams

Budget Matters 2018, part 3: spoken word poetry by poet and activist Louie Tan Vital and keynote presentation by Governor Jay Inslee

Budget Matters 2018, part 4: panel on “Line-item Advocacy – How to lift up your funding priorities in the state budget,” moderated by Deputy Director Julie Watts and featuring Ross Hunter, Timm Ormsby, Majken Ryherd, and Velma Veloria