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2017 Legislative Agenda

The 2017 Legislative Session convened on January 9. During the scheduled 105-day session, the House and Senate must address a variety of issues including a mandate to increase funding for basic education.

The Mockingbird Society will be working around the clock to ensure that services for children, youth, and families impacted by foster care and youth homelessness will be prioritized.

Click here for a list of 2017 lead and supporting priorities. Our lead priorities were developed in partnership with the youth and alumni of foster care who participate in our Mockingbird Youth Network program, as well as youth leaders from our Youth Advocates Ending Homelessness program.

In addition, The Mockingbird Society helps lead the Washington Coalition for Homeless Youth Advocacy, or WACHYA. WACHYA priorities can be accessed by clicking here.

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