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Why Virginia Must Do Better for Black Mothers and Black Babies

Dr. J. Marion Simms is known as the founder of modern surgical gynecology. However, in the 1840s, Simms spent years conducting experiments on enslaved women. Their names are only known as…

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Intersectional Solutions to Increasing Food Access & Nutrition Security in Virginia

According to Feeding America, in Virginia, 799,620 people are facing hunger and 9.4 percent of the people in Virginia face food insecurity.  Of those, 214,270 are children. In 2019, Voices…

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Support SB 270 & HB 1049: Increase Language Access & Equity for all Virginians

Virginia is home to speakers of many languages. However, the access to language services for individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals with disabilities are inconsistent across the state varying…

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Build Back Better: Improving Maternal & Infant Health Disparities 

President Joe Biden announced his Build Back Better Framework, a plan that introduces the most transformative investments in children and caregiving in generations. The Build Back Better Framework addresses climate…

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2022 Youth Advocacy Cohort Application

Voices for Virginia’s Children is establishing a small cohort of youth advocates, comprised of young change makers, to join us for Advocacy Days at the General Assembly in January 2022….

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Building Back Better for Kids and Families- Update 11.5.21

As Congress is poised to act on the social infrastructure agenda known as Build Back Better, we wanted to give a better sense of the transformational impact this legislation will…

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Expanding Coverage for All, Regardless of Immigration Status

We know that when parents have access to health insurance, children are more likely to have insurance as well. Virginia Medicaid is a state and federal partnership that provides medical…

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Police Violence- A Common Cause of Death Impacting America’s Children, Families, & Communities

On April 20, 2021, jurors found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd last May. Since Chauvin’s trial…

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How Virginia’s Children are Faring One Year into the Pandemic

To the Voices’ family, March 11, 2021 marked the one-year anniversary of the day in which the world changed for everyone. In very short order, the World Health Organization declared…

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2021 Healthcare Access Legislative Session: Increasing Access to Healthcare (Update: 3/3/2021)

COVID-19 has further shed light on the inequities that exist in our healthcare system, including implicit biases and overall access to healthcare. External conditions can exacerbate one’s ability to be…

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