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Blog Archive: January 2021

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Funding Community Networks through the Family & Children’s Trust Fund

According to our KIDS COUNT Data Center, 20 percent of children in Virginia have experienced two or more ACEs. ACEs can shape the course of children’s health and development over a…

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Recap: Foster & Kinship Care Youth Advocacy Day

On January 27th, Voices hosted its second annual “Uplifting Young Voices: Foster & Kinship Care Youth Advocacy Day”. Due to the pandemic, we shifted our efforts to meet the virtual…

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Sign-On- HJ537 Racism As A Public Health Crisis

Update: Passed by the House and now headed to the Senate next. Delegate Lashrecse Aird has introduced House Joint Resolution No. 537, a resolution to declare racism as a public…

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Recap: Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Advocacy Day

On January 25, 2021, Voices hosted the Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Advocacy Day with a theme of “amplifying the voices and truths of the people.”…

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2021 Legislative Session: Advocating for Food Justice (Update 2/2/2021)

Food and nutrition must be available, adequate, and sustainable. Layers and layers of injustices contribute to inequitable access to food, including America’s legacy of redlining and housing discrimination, manifest destiny,…

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HJ537 Press Conference Recap – Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Update: Passed by the House and now headed to the Senate next. This morning, Delegate Aird hosted a press conference to discuss House Joint Resolution No. 537. The resolution formally…

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Take Action: Declare Racism As A Public Health Crisis in VA

Update: Passed by the House and now headed to the Senate next. Delegate Lashrecse Aird has introduced House Joint Resolution No. 537, a resolution to declare racism as a public…

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Organizational Sign-On: Support a Permanent Children’s Cabinet

The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet has been an incredibly useful method to support interagency collaboration and prioritize children’s issues. In the last two Governor’s Administrations the Children’s Cabinet has tackled plans…

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Bill Explainer: Child Care Stabilization and “True Costs” of Quality SB1316 (McClellan)

There are two truths in early childhood education: parents can’t afford to pay any more for child care and teachers can’t afford to earn any less. The imbalance in this…

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Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Social Media Toolkit

The VA General Assembly began January 13th. With a virtual session this year, traditionally advocacy is limited. Digital advocacy leverages technology to contact, inform, and mobilize a group of concerned…

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