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Learn the Issues & Take Action

The child care system is crucial to maintaining healthy families and a healthy economy. thread makes it possible for you to learn about the issues and advocate directly to policymakers on behalf of children. Your voice matters!


State – 33rd Alaska State Legislature 

  • Action! Sign on letter to support increased child care investment in the FY24 state budget here.
  • Legislative Timeline
    • Tues Jan 17 – First Day: First Regular Session of 33rd Alaska State Legislature
    • Tues Jan 31 – 15th Day: Supplemental bill introduced
    • Wed Feb 15 – 30th Day: Governor’s Amended budget introduced
    • Sun April 16 – 90th Day: Statutory end of session
    • Wed May 17 – 121st Day: Constitutional end of session (if extended)

Local – Municipality of Anchorage 

  • Passed! Proposition 14, the Care for Kids Initiative
      • In April, MOA votes voted yes on Prop 14.  This initiative:
        • Dedicates current revenue collected from local Anchorage marijuana taxes to provide affordable, high-quality child care and early education for Anchorage children. That amounts to between $5-6 million per year. Private child care and education providers are eligible.
        • Lowers the tax cap to provide protections for property tax payers.
        • Establishes an independent advisory board to evaluate the use of the funds.

2023 thread Legislative Agenda 

Local Government