Articles tagged with: Olympia
United Way of King County business and community leaders are heading to Olympia today, February 10 to advocate for preservation of funding for critical education, health and human services. View our state legislative priorities. You can help us lobby virtually for United Way priorities by calling or emailing your representatives on Thursday. For info on how to contact your legistlator and a sample message to use, check out this post from yesterday.
Write your legislators today and urge them to support home visiting programs!
Home visiting is a research-proven strategy for reaching young children who may not otherwise get connected to more formal, institutional systems of support. These programs, which target low-income, at-risk families, provide strong financial returns to the community in the form of increased graduation rates and decreased crime and welfare dependency rates.
Send an e-mail or a letter to your legislator today and let them know why they should restore funding for…
Over the coming months, our leaders in Olympia will have to make tough decisions about health and human services funding based on Governor Christine Gregoire’s proposed budget. Many programs and services related to early learning will be affected if the Legislature approves the budget as proposed.
United Way of King County supports the governor’s decision to maintain funding for two important programs for young children and their families: