Voices for Virginia’s Children staff participates in the following coalitions, learn more about these coalition partnerships and priorities.
All advocates are encouraged to share their stories and to get involved in these coalitions to support better outcomes for children and families.
Virginia Food Access Coalition:
The Virginia Food Access Coalition that seeks to bring healthy and nutritious foods to children and families around the state and to eliminate food deserts.
Healthcare for All Virginians (Led by The Commonwealth Institute, support from VA Poverty Law Center):
The Commonwealth Institute and Virginia Poverty Law Center have co-led the HAV coalition to advance health care access including Medicaid expansion. Recent priorities include health insurance coverage for pregnant mother regardless of immigration status and reducing maternal health disparities.
Fund Our Schools (Led by The Commonwealth Institute and Legal Aid Justice Center):
The Commonwealth Institute and Legal Aid Justice Center have co-led the development of the Fund Our Schools coalition to fully and fairly fund pre-k through 12 public education throughout the Commonwealth. Recent priorities have included sufficient specialized support personnel staffing, fair funding formulas, and just compensation and supports for educators.
Virginians for Paid Sick Days (Led by the Virginia Interfaith Center):
Working to establish a paid sick days standards for all employees.
Campaign for A Family Friendly Economy | Family Friendly Virginia:
Helping families across Virginia get access to paid family medical leave, paid sick days, and affordable child care.
Tax Fairness for Virginia Coalition (Led by The Commonwealth Institute, co-led by New Virginia Majority):
Reforming how Virginia raises revenue and promoting equity.
Virginia Promise Partnership (Led by Virginia Early Childhood Foundation):
All Virginia families have access to affordable child care by 2030 regardless of income.