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Blog Post Lawmakers must increase the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/WorkFirst cash grant TANF benefits, largely unchanged since 1996, are inadequate to support family well-being By - March 12, 2021

Blog Post Our state’s recovery must include immigrant communities State lawmakers must invest in immigrants excluded from federal relief & state benefit programs By - February 2, 2021

Blog Post New data emphasize need to prioritize support for kids of color during pandemic Pandemic “pain points” are worsening longstanding disparities, and they must be addressed By - December 15, 2020

Blog Post Washington’s kids need investments – not short-sighted cuts – to weather the COVID-19 crisis KIDS COUNT brief urges lawmakers to act boldly on behalf of kids & families By - October 28, 2020

Blog Post The 2020 census matters, and there’s still time to be counted Washington communities deserve fair representation, federal funding, and good data By - September 18, 2020

Blog Post Washington state’s essential workers deserve relief & real protections Black, Latinx, immigrant, & women workers are keeping our communities afloat By - July 20, 2020

Blog Post Cash, food, & housing assistance play a critical role in COVID-19 recovery Strengthen public supports to stabilize Washington families By - June 23, 2020

Blog Post Proposals from state agencies paint devastating picture of all cuts approach Washington state’s elected leaders must chart a different path with community needs at the center By - June 10, 2020

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