How Can You Help

You can help advocate for children and families!

WSA provides a strong voice in Washington, DC and Olympia as our legislators make decisions that affect low-income children and families.

Our voice is made stronger by the continuing involvement of hundreds of Head Start and ECEAP parents and graduates. We rely on the efforts of individuals across the state make our programs strong and continue to ensure that our elected officials hear from those who are most affected by their decisions.


Help us make a difference!

  • Sign up for WSA email updates We will provide periodic e-mail updates on what is going on with Head Start and ECEAP, what training is available to parents and staff, and what you can do to make your voice heard. Sign-up here.
  • Call your Elected Officials You can call your state elected representatives for free! Just call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000 (TTY for Hearing Impaired 1-800-635-9993). You can leave messages on important issues and the Hotline will forward your messages to your own state Senator, Representatives, the Governor and the Lt. Governor. They have interpreter services for many languages.
  • NHSA has set up a toll-free number that will direct you to your Senators and Congressperson!  Call Toll Free (888) 622-NHSA (6472). Calling this number will connect you directly to the Capitol Hill Operator, who can then transfer you to your elected officials. Communicating with your members of Congress and expressing your policy priorities keeps them accountable to you and is an invaluable way to advocate for Head Start!

Federal elected officials can be called directly at the following numbers, or if you click the link, you can go to their website and send an electronic message:

Senator Patty Murray   1-866-481-9186

Senator Maria Cantwell   1-888-648-7328

Delbene, Suzan First District   202- 225-6311

Heck, Denny, Tenth District   202-225-9740

Herrerra-Beutler, Jaime, Third District   360-695-6292

Hastings, Doc, Fourth District  202-225-5816

Kilmer, Derek, Sixth District   202-225-5916

Larsen, Rick, Second District   800-562-1385

McDermott, Jim, Seventh District   206-553-7170

McMorris-Rodgers, Cathy, Fifth District   509-353-2374

Reichert, David G., Eighth District   877-920-9208

Smith, Adam, Ninth District   253-593-6600


  • Register to vote   Register online here.
  • Write to your elected officials

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