Washington State has the most regressive tax system in the country. That means that we tax the poor and middle class more than any other state in the nation, but we have given extraordinary tax preferences to the top 1% of income earners. We must transform our tax system and stop corporate welfare in our state.
Where you live or the color of your skin should not dictate whether or not you have access to high quality schools. We need to fully fund our schools and continue to increase our investments in high quality early learning in our community. The opportunity gap is increasing and we must reverse the trend to make sure our community has a fair shot at achieving the American Dream.
Child homelessness has increased by more than double since the recession. When we do not provide adequate housing options for families it is our children who suffer. Our state cannot guarantee a high quality education system when a child is homeless. Homelessness is a crisis and our state should do everything in its power to end childhood homelessness to help us break the cycle of poverty.