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Working to expand access to proven programs that have long-term benefits of reducing crime and improving Washington's workforce

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Despite pressure to fully fund basic education in the 2017 legislative session, business, law enforcement and military leaders made a strong case for effective investments in children and youth. Our members in Washington stood up for expanded access to high-quality early learning programs like pre-K, home visiting and afterschool programs that have proven long-term benefits of reducing crime and building a highly-skilled workforce, as well as addressing barriers that prevent young adults from serving in the military. This advocacy resulted in increased investments in each of these areas.


August 4, 2017

Washington State Legislative Victories

This session, Council for a Strong America members in Washington supported efforts to expand preschool, preserve home visiting, ensure quality afterschool and summertime programs for students, modify K12 policy that helps students get ready for success after high school, and establish the Department of Children, Youth and Families.


Featured Members

  1. Greg Zempel

    County Prosecutor, Kittitas County (WA) Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

  2. Eleanor V. Valentin

    Rear Admiral (Ret.)

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