The Power in Racial Equity Impact Statements (Virtual)


Aug 23–23, 2021


2:00PM – 3:30PM

Location or

, VA

**Policy, Equity, & Data Analysis**

Racial equity impact statements could be a resourceful tool for lawmakers to analyze a bill’s potential impact on economic, social, physical, or health outcomes for specific groups. At the heart of racial equity impact statements, they answer the question, “who benefits and who is burdened?” by proposed policy changes. Advocates will share best practices for conducting equity impact statements to identify disparate impacts. Several states, including Virginia, have passed bills requiring legislatures to conduct racial equity impact statements. Learn more about using equity impact statements and opportunities to advocate for wider adoption of racial equity impact statements. Register here. View on Facebook or Youtube


  • Emily Griffey, Chief Policy Officer, Voices for Virginia’s Children 
  • Ashley Kenneth, CEO, The Commonwealth Institute  
  • Kaytee Wisley, Policy Intern, Voices for Virginia’s Children 
  • Kelsey McMahon, Data & Research Intern, Voices for Virginia’s Children