Association of Washington Business
Amy K. Anderson, MHPA, JD
Government Affairs Director, Education, Workforce, Health Care & Federal Issues
Children’s Campaign Fund Action
About the Participating Organizations:
Association for Washington Business
Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business (AWB) is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes nearly 7,000 members representing 700,000 employees. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. AWB also has a longstanding record of working on behalf of companies in many other industries such as retail, wholesale, communications, services, agriculture, transportation, hospitality and construction. While its membership includes major employers like Boeing and Microsoft, more than 90 percent of AWB members employ fewer than 100 people. More than half of AWB’s members employ fewer than 10. For the last several years, AWB has been working with early learning/childcare advocates, partners and stakeholders to study the industry and develop strategies for developing a strong, safe, affordable and accessible childcare industry to support Washington state families.
AWB Mission: AWB is the catalytic leader and unifying voice for economic prosperity throughout Washington state.
AWB Vision: Washington will excel as a globally competitive state built on a solid foundation of innovation, a world-class workforce, and a quality of place second to none.
Children’s Campaign Fund Action
Formed in 1990, Children’s Campaign Fund (CCF) is one of the longest standing nonpartisan PACs focused on children’s issues in the country dedicated to electing champions for children, youth, and families, and holding those leaders accountable. Children’s Campaign Fund Action (CCFA) is CCF’s new political advocacy arm. Launched in 2022 to amplify and expand our movement as a legally separate but affiliated organization, CCFA is dedicated to educating state legislators, agencies, key agency and legislative staff, and other elected officials on policy issues impacting children, youth, and families, including basic needs, childcare and early learning, child welfare, intellectual and developmental disabilities, juvenile court reform, youth development, and more; through the education provided to legislators and other key elected officials and staff, positively affect policy outcomes and state investments that eliminate racial disparities and other inequities impacting children, youth, and families across Washington State.
CCFA Mission: CCFA is dedicated to educating state leaders on policy issues impacting children, youth, and families, including basic needs, childcare and early learning, child welfare, intellectual and developmental disabilities, juvenile court reform, youth development, and more. Through strategic advocacy, we aim to positively affect policy outcomes and state investments that eliminate racial disparities and other inequities impacting children, youth, and families across Washington State.
CCFA Vision: Washington State prioritizes investments in a thriving present and future for every child and their family, particularly those impacted by racism and poverty. All state leaders recognize that providing for the health, well-being, safety, and learning and development of our children is not optional – it is vital.