Rep. Ruth Kagi

Rep. Kagi honored for her work to reduce gun violence

May 20, 2015

Rep. Ruth Kagi

Rep. Kagi honored for her work to reduce gun violence

SEATTLE – Yesterday, Washington CeaseFire, a statewide organization dedicated to reducing gun violence, honored Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-Seattle, with their Ancil Payne Civic Leader of the Year Award for her work as a legislator to reduce gun violence, especially among children. “Since coming to the legislature in 1999, I have worked closely with CeaseFire and other gun safety advocates to improve responsible gun ownership in Washington,” said Kagi. “Having easy access to guns is a common thread running through most … Continue reading

Governor signs Kagi’s bill to improve mental health treatment for youth in foster care

May 19, 2015

Rep. Ruth Kagi

OLYMPIA – Governor Inslee signed House Bill 1879 yesterday. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-Seattle will give youth in foster care better access to health and mental health services by integrating physical and behavioral health together into a single care plan. Additionally, this bill will put some much needed safeguards in place regarding prescribing anti-psychotic drugs to youth in foster care. “Youth in foster care experience trauma and many struggle to get their complicated physical and mental health … Continue reading

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

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Rep. Ruth Kagi with students from WWU
Rep. Kagi talking to students
Rep. Kagi in committee
Rep. Kagi playing Chutes & Ladders
Reps. Kagi and Ryu with visiting students
Rep. Kagi with Robin Abel