The final moments.
There are some things that seem like they’ll never end -- like winter, laundry, and the 2010 Washington State Legislative Session. But, I’ve just got word that our legislators might be finally wrapping up. So the clock is ticking and these last few minutes are crucial.
Can you take 2 minutes to remind your legislators not to lose focus and end up balancing the budget on the backs of our kids as they come down to the final days of budget negotiation?
*I just did it and it only took a moment
The WA State Legislature is overdue to adjourn. Legislators are antsy to close the session. And when people get antsy, they often look for quick fixes from non-squeaky wheels. Let's each be the "squeaky wheel" for kids and remind our legislators that now is the time to focus on the real priorities of our state (like our kids) by closing unjustified tax loopholes and finding new revenue sources.
Here are just a few of the cuts Washington families are facing if the legislature doesn’t stand up for kids during these final hours of their 2010 legislative session:
* A program that is proven to improve the quality of childcare without increasing the cost to parents, the Washington State Career and Wage Ladder, may be eliminated entirely.
* Over 7,000 families could lose access to affordable, quality care for their children if the legislature slashes the Working Connection Child Care program.
* All of the state funding for the Washington State Child Care Resource & Referral Network which helps working families find child care and improves child care quality by offering providers professional training may be cut.
We still have time to stop these cuts, but we need you to contact you legislator today!
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