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Census 2020 Series- Who is counted?

Check out the 2nd video in our series on the importance of the 2020 Census. It takes just 2 min video to learn who gets counted in the Census and…

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Why the 2020 Census is Crucial for All of Us

The 2020 Census is the cornerstone of representative democracy. Census data determines Virginia’s share of the $160 BILLION in federal programs for our kids. Watch this short video (just 2 minutes!)…

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Census 2020 Series- What is the Census and why is it important?

Check out our 1st video blog in our new series-  Why the 2020 Census is important to all of us!

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New Report: Opening Doors for Young Parents

With limited access to opportunities to advance their education and find family-sustaining jobs, Virginia’s 60,000 young adult parents face hurdles to support their children and fulfill their own potential, according…

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New data shows gains overall for Virginia, but low-income families still live on the edge of poverty

The U.S. Census Bureau just released the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year estimates. The survey covers 40+ topics such as poverty status, educational attainment, occupation, language spoken at home,…

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Dillon Wild Learns Public Policy Best Practices During Voices’ Internship

Written by Cassie Price With a bang of his gavel, Chairman Emmett Hanger abruptly ended the May 29 Virginia Senate Finance Committee meeting, after declaring Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment…

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Donor and Advocate Brenda Tanner Appreciates Voices’ Multi-Issue Approach

Dr. Brenda Tanner has been speaking up for kids since she started teaching elementary school in 1976. During a 42-year career in public education, her commitment to doing what’s best…

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Virginia Ranked 10th in 2018 National KIDS COUNT® Data Book

Virginia continued to rank near the top, achieving 10th place in the nation for overall child well-being, according to the newly released 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, an annual Annie E….

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2018 Infographics Are Here!

Voices is pleased to release the newest version of our regional and statewide infographics! Each of the eight regional infographics gives a snapshot of how children are doing in both…

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Buckey Boone, Advocating for Kids in Southwest Virginia

Buckey Boone, pictured here with his grandson, is a lifelong child advocate. When it comes to crafting public policies, William “Buckey” Boone cautions against one-size-fits-all thinking. The long-time resident of…

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