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Washington Chapter of the American Academy of PediatricsWhy I Advocate: Reflections on 10 Years Advocating with WCAAP

The first time I testified in Olympia, I made the trip while on maternity leave with a newborn — a perfect time to take a spitty infant on a long car trip to a formal hearing room. I recall sitting with my daughter, who was sleeping peacefully, waiting for my turn to speak. I handed her off toRead More

American Academy of PediatricsAdvocacy in Action: Passing Tobacco 21 Legislation in Washington State

Program Goals: Tobacco 21 legislation, increasing the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco and vaping products to 21 years, was signed into law in April 2019, after years of advocacy from the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WCAAP) and coalition partners.Read More