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Blog Archive: January 2021

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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2021 Legislative Session: Advocating for Food Justice

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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2021 Legislative Session: Advocating for Kids in Child Welfare

In the 2020 legislative session, a number of key advancements were made for children and families in foster care, however these investments were almost all put on hold due to…

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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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Our Statement on the Events of January 6, 2021

As we watched the events unfold on Wednesday, January 6 at the United States Capitol, we found ourselves once again awash with a host of feelings and emotions — horror, revulsion, fear,…

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2021 General Assembly Session: Family Economic Security Priorities

With unemployment rates rising, community centers that families depend upon closing, housing inequities, and widened disparities in growing economic hardships, families across the state and the nation are in urgent…

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2021 General Assembly Session: Health Care Priorities

While the entire world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, America and Virginia face dual pandemics, COVID-19 and racism as a public health crisis. Public health looks at how external factors influence…

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