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Tools for Advocates

Are you planning to advocate for kids during the General Assembly? It’s time to get ready now! Here are some tools and suggestions to mobilize and make a difference in our community.

Advocacy 101- Webinar:    View our 30 minute webinar recording of Voices’ Advocacy 101 presentation. This is a great way to learn more about the legislative process in Virginia and tips for how to advocate.

Legislative Advocacy Guide: This comprehensive guide describes advocacy through the Virginia legislative process and gives specific instructions on how to communicate with elected officials. Request hard copies here.

2019 Legislative Agenda: Read our policy priorities for 2019 in children’s mental health, early childhood education, foster care, family economic success, mental health in schools, and trauma-informed care.

2019 Early Childhood Unified Policy Agenda: This blog about shared policy priorities of early childhood stakeholders from across Virginia includes a link to the Early Childhood Unified Policy Agenda.

2019 Campaign for Trauma-Informed Virginia Unified Policy Agenda: Find more details about the Campaign for a Trauma- Informed Virginia and talking points.

Share Your Story: Tell your story about the impact of high-quality child care, foster care supports, and mental health access for your child and your family.

Watch livestream or view recordings of House and Senate committee meetings.

Who’s My Legislator? Click here, then type in your address to find your Virginia representatives.

Virginia General Assembly FAQs & Legislative Essentials

Check out the Virginia Public Access Project for information on candidates and legislative news.