We are gearing up for the 2020 General Assembly Session and want YOU to be prepared to make your voice heard!
Here is your “Advocacy Toolkit” so you can be prepared to be a voice for Virginia’s children.
(More information to come!)
1/21 – Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia Advocacy Day
Host: Voices for VA’s Children
1/22 – Home Visiting Advocacy Day
Host: Families Forward/ Early Impact VA
1/27 – Autism Advocacy Day
Host: Autism Society of Central Virginia
1/28 – Legislative Action Day
Host: Virginia Health Catalyst – The Intersection of Overall Health and Oral Health
1/29 – Foster Care Advocacy Day
Host: Children’s Home Society
2/5 – Mental Health Advocacy Day
Host:Voices, NAMI, Vocal Virginia, SAARA, Mental Health America
2/17 – Play Date at the Capitol – Early Childhood Education Rally
Host: Voices & Partners
Checkout this example of our 2019 Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia Advocacy Day to get an inside look of what meeting with a legislator looks like!
Are you ready to get involved but need to know how to advocate? Listen to our quick Advocacy 101 Webinar or Advocacy Guide to learn politics “The Virginia Way!”
Are you excited for the 2020 General Assembly Session? We want you to feel and be prepared to uplift the voices of Virginia’s children. In order to do so, we are offering technical assistance on tying your story to policy related items on our agenda. Outreach Coordinator, Chloe Edwards, is offering talking point prep sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays leading up to session. Prepare to make your voice heard by booking your appointment now!
Finding your legislator is not as hard as it may seem. Everything is public and online. Find your legislator now by clicking this link!
Now that you know when to advocate and how to advocate, here is an inside scoop on what is on our 2020 policy agenda thus far! If you missed a Facebook Live “Advocacy Chat,” we have everything you need to know saved here!
Early Care: Home Visiting
Tune into our “Advocacy Chat” to hear about the Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia and opportunities to expand home visiting! We are #TraumaInformedVA #Voices4Kids. Families Forward Virginia Early Impact Virginiavakids.org
Posted by Voices for Virginia's Children on Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Foster Care: Caseworker Salaries
Check out the conversation Allison Gilbreath had with Valerie L'Herrou Virginia Poverty Law Center about caseworker salaries. Facebook LIVE at your convenience!
Posted by Voices for Virginia's Children on Friday, November 1, 2019
Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia: FACT Funding
Posted by Voices for Virginia's Children on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
2020 Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia Pre-Session Webinar
Want a deeper dive? Hear our policy team walk you through the weeds of what is on this year’s policy agenda thus far! Listen to this webinar to know more.
Lastly, make sure you click our Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia web page to get all of your policy related blogs and subscribe to receive advocacy alerts and updates! We look forward to seeing you during session.
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