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Every year in Virginia is an election year. During each election cycle, Voices helps communicate to the general public where candidates stand on children’s issues. To maintain our nonprofit and nonpartisan status, we always engage with all candidates in the field and share information in the candidates’ own words. Voices does not endorse candidates.

Election Resources and Events

Virginia’s Future Candidate Forum with Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam
Friday, September 8, 2017 4:30- 6:30 at Reynolds Community College, Parham Rd. Campus

Read a recap of the Candidate Forum and view videos of the candidates’ responses HERE.

Ask the Candidates for Governor Challenge: A Crowdsourced Contest

Ask the Candidates for Governor Challenge: A Crowdsourced Contest is a contest aimed to amplify the voice of youth during the 2017 election season by hosting an online contest to vote for a question submitted by young people. The winning question will be asked at the youth-led Gubernatorial Forum on September 8th.

The Future of Virginia Starts Today: 2017 Election Guide

The Future of Virginia Starts Today: 2017 Election Guide is a powerful tool that can be used by organizations and individuals for voter education and advocacy. It features a report on the changing demographics of Virginia’s children and 8 one-page “cheat sheets” with infographics and questions for candidates.

Social Media Tools

Help promote talking points and questions for candidates on social media such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Download our sample tweets and posts and instructions and graphic files to include with your posts.

Children’s Policy Issues Candidate Questionnaires

Read responses to Voices’ candidate questionnaire from candidates running for lieutenant governor, attorney general and the 100 House of Delegates seats.