Rep. Ruth Kagi

Putting all children first

April 27, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Putting all children first

Protecting homeless children Children who live on the streets are at risk of dropping out of school, falling into a life of crime or becoming victims of human trafficking. There are 38,000 homeless students in our schools and over 7,000 of them are alone, on the streets, with no support. The current system has failed them. We must do better. The Homeless Youth Act still reduce child homelessness and allow us to better protect these children and prevent & reduce … Continue reading

Statement from Rep. Ruth Kagi on House Democrats’ commitment to children

April 22, 2015

Washington House Democrats

“All children deserve the opportunity to be successful. This session House Democrats have demonstrated incredible leadership on this front – ensuring that all Washington’s children, even those who live in poverty, are in foster care or who need a second chance have the opportunity to succeed. “There are over 32,000 homeless children in our state. This is unacceptable. Many cycle in and out of homelessness and struggle to find resources for shelter, food, clothing and education. House Democrats passed the … Continue reading

Legislature passes Roger Freeman Act to help reunite children and parents

April 21, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Legislature passes Roger Freeman Act to help reunite children and parents

OLYMPIA — A fallen state legislator who prioritized the needs of children and families during his brief tenure in Olympia has been memorialized with the Roger Freeman Act.  Fittingly, the Act makes permanent a rule the Democrat from Federal Way had sponsored in 2013 that was designed to help reunite children and parents who had been separated by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). HB 2140, sponsored by Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-32nd, Seattle), completed its journey through the … Continue reading

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Rep. Ruth Kagi with students from WWU
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