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Targeted Outreach to Latino Families: What Else Should Virginia Do?

Frequently, our job as advocates does not end when a policy passes the General Assembly. We need to know more detail about how the policy is reaching its intended goals…

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Share Your Story: Back to School

As children across Virginia head back to school, many families are feeling uncertain. Lawmakers have taken steps to expand access to child care, to increase food benefits and offer free…

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Tax Credits Could Fall Short: Non-Filers Experience Barriers When Filing 

The American Rescue Plan Act, passed in March 2021, was the third federal relief package for the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to direct aid to states and municipalities, the act…

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Child Tax Credit Awareness

The stagnation and lack of change in the childhood poverty rate calls for policy makers to do something dramatic and innovative about it. We are excited that the American Rescue Plan included…

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Introduction to the American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act that passed in March 2021 is the third federal relief package and totals $1.9 trillion. It includes a wide range of benefits to create a…

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“Never Be Unprepared Again”: The Case for Paid Leave

This blog post references a webinar held on May 14, 2021. The recording can be viewed online by clicking here. Voices partnered with the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy…

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2021 Legislative Agenda: Advocating for Family Economic Security (Update 3/3/2021)

Family Economic Security (FES) increases access to strong financial futures at the individual, community, and systemic level. It influences several components of an individual’s life, including physical, social, emotional, health…

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2021 GA Session: Conference Budget Report

The 2021 General Assembly is coming to a close with good news for children and families. While the last year has produced tremendous disruptions and up and downs for families,…

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Family Economic Security In The House & Senate Budget

Economic Supports for Family and Children In 2019, over 245,000 children in Virginia experienced poverty. However, COVID-19 further widens racial and ethnic disparities in stable employment and food security. The…

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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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