CCF endorses Rep. Ruth Kagi of the 32nd Legislative District for the House! Rep. Ruth Kagi is a timeless champion for:Read More
- Vastly improving the quality of and access to critical early learning opportunities such as pre-k, child care, and evidence-based home visiting.
- Initiating major reforms to the child welfare system and increases in child abuse prevention programs that help keep families healthy and together.
- Advancing community-based solutions to keep children and youth with disabilities learning and growing.
- Supporting full funding for education and human services with the necessary new revenue to support.
- Sponsoring Juvenile justice reform and homeless youth prevention legislation.
You cannot not vote for Kagi. She's been serving in the legislature for 18 years, and she has made families and children her cause. She created the Office of Homeless Youth in the state, chaired the House Early Learning and Human Services Committee, and wants to pass a capital gains tax to help fund education. Generally, she checks off all the other boxes on progressive causes in the state legislature when it comes to abortion and guns and the rest. …Read More
STATE Rep. Ruth Kagi is a Washington treasure. In her 18 years in the 32nd Legislative District’s House Position No. 2, the North Seattle Democrat has been a champion of the state’s youngest citizens, advocating for the best education from their earliest moments to ensuring care when their families can’t provide it. Her leadership was recognized with appointment as co-chair of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission to create a new department of children and families. …Read More
Every two years, the Early Learning Action Alliance presents awards to legislators who are leaders and champions for early learning in the legislature. Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-Seattle) has been selected by the Early Learning Action Alliance as a Crayon Award recipient for 2016. The Early Learning Action Alliance is a broad coalition of nonprofits, businesses, and professional associations that are de …Read More
State Rep. Ruth Kagi says that she saw good and bad results for children and for education in the 2016 legislature. She said Monday that the supplemental budget that the legislature passed this year provides outreach services and youth shelter beds for the first time and expanded family reconciliation services to bring homeless youth and their families together whenever possible. …Read More
On April 15, Rep. Ruth Kagi, (D-Seattle) was appointed to the Blue Ribbon Commission on the Delivery of Services to Children and Families. Governor Inslee issued an executive order in February creating the Commission and calling on its members to make recommendations on creating a new agency dedicated to improving outcomes for the youngest Washingtonians. …Read More
Governor Inslee has signed House Bill 2439 to address the delivery of mental health services to children and youth that passed the legislature with strong bi-partisan support. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-Seattle), establishes a Children’s Mental Health Work Group and funds a pilot program for delivering mental health services to children and families in rural areas. …Read More
Last week, education leaders from around the country came together at the White House State Education Leaders Convening to discuss education, from early learning to K-12 and higher education. The discussion focused on work that is being done in several states to help all students succeed. Rep. Kagi, D-Seattle, was invited to speak about Washington state’s efforts to improve the access and quality of early learning opportunities across the state. …Read More
The Children’s Alliance has named 32nd District Rep. Ruth Kagi as a 2015 “Champion for Children.” The award recognizes Kagi for her leadership in shaping and passing the Early Start Act. As the chair of the House Early Learning and Human Services committee and as a member of the House Appropriations committee, Kagi was able to bring together advocates, legislators, and staff in the Governor’s office to craft the Early Start Act and get it passed and funded. …Read More
The Children’s Alliance has named Representative Ruth Kagi (D-Seattle) as a 2015 “Champion for Children.” This award recognizes Rep. Kagi for her leadership in shaping and passing the Early Start Act. As the chair of the House Early Learning and Human Services committee and as a member of the House Appropriations committee, Rep. Kagi was able to bring together advocates, legislators, and staff in the Governor’s office to craft the Early Start Act and get it passed and funded. …Read More