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Meet Our Interns: Kelsey McMahon and Kaytee Wisley

Meet our two new interns, Kelsey McMahon and Kaytee Wisley. We’re so excited to have them join the Voices team this summer. Kelsey McMahon: Kelsey McMahon is an intern for…

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LGBTQ+ Youth and Policy Change: Celebrating Progress and More Work to Do

As Pride Month is ending soon, we want to bring attention to policies that promote equality for LGBTQ+ youth.  According to the Human Rights Campaign’s State Equity Index, a scorecard…

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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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2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book Release

The 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book was released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an annually published resource that tracks child well-being nationally as well as state by state and…

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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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Intern Wanted: Data and Research Program, Voices for Virginia’s Children

Voices for Virginia’s Children is seeking to fill a master level data internship position for the summer of 2021. This master level internship opportunity in applied data research would fill…

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We’re Hiring: Advocacy and Engagement Manager

Voices for Virginia’s Children is hiring an Advocacy and Engagement Manager. As the Advocacy and Engagement Manager, you will be responsible for identifying advocacy opportunities, developing traditional, digital, and grassroots engagement and…

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2021 Legislative Session: Advocating for Food Justice (Update 2/2/2021)

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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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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Governor Northam’s 2021 Budget Proposal

On Wednesday, Governor Northam announced his proposed amendments to the 2020-2022 biennial budget. The proposed budget focuses on funding for Virginia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, paths for economic recovery and steps…

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