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Strong communities, healthy families, and a thriving economy that benefit us all: That is the future we want for Washington state. Yet too many people are struggling to just get by. Our state legislature must make sure that everyone can afford the basics and have the opportunity to thrive.

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Blog Post Deadline Approaching for Best Chance to Feed Hungry Kids in Our State By Elena Hernandez | August 12, 2015

Blog Post Today is the 50th Anniversary of Medicaid By Kim Justice | July 30, 2015

Blog Post NEW REPORT: Too Many Kids Are Being Left Behind in Economic Recovery By Lori Pfingst | July 17, 2015

Blog Post Help for Struggling Families: A Disappearing Act By Elena Hernandez | June 16, 2015

Blog Post Washington State Lagging in Key Measures of Progress By Kim Justice | March 24, 2015

Blog Post Invest in TANF to Help Strengthen Families By Elena Hernandez | March 10, 2015

Fact Sheet Temporary Assistance for Needy Families March 10, 2015

Blog Post New Data Shows Social Programs Lifted 241,000 Kids Out of Poverty in Washington By Lori Pfingst | February 25, 2015

Blog Post Addressing Hunger in Washington State By Elena Hernandez | October 30, 2014

Fact Sheet Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – aka Basic Food October 01, 2014

Blog Post Washington State One of Three States Where Poverty Is Increasing By Elena Hernandez | September 18, 2014

Blog Post Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan Would Have Devastating Impact in Washington State By Lori Pfingst | July 25, 2014

Blog Post Caseload Decline is Nothing to Celebrate By Kim Justice | December 20, 2013

Blog Post New KIDS COUNT Report: Lack of Economic Security Threatens Washington State’s Kids By Lori Pfingst | June 24, 2013

Blog Post Working Family Tax Credits Are Good for Wa. State’s Children and Economy By Tara Lee | April 09, 2013

Blog Post Washington Kids Slipping In Key Indicators of Well-Being By Lori Pfingst | July 25, 2012

Blog Post There’s a Way We Can Build Economic Prosperity for Washington’s Children By Mike Mitchell | July 19, 2012

Blog Post Work Supports Critical to Women’s Economic Recovery By Lori Pfingst | February 15, 2012

Blog Post Children and Homelessness in Washington State By Stacey Schultz | March 17, 2009

Brief/Report State could do more to support struggling families January 01, 2007

Brief/Report New federal TANF requirements pose tough choices for Washington February 01, 2006

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