How to Connect with Your Legislator – Foster Parents Article

How to Connect with Your Legislator Posted: November 22nd, 2019  –  By: Chloe Edwards Elected officials work to turn ideas into laws; they spend a great deal of their time identifying problems faced by their constituents to create solutions. Remember, legislators are everyday people like you and me. In fact, they are elected by the people who live in their district. Here, you see Outreach Coordinator, Chloe Edwards, pictured with one of her elected officials, Senator Jennifer McClellan on Mental…

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Advocacy Toolkit- Prepare to Advocate! – Foster Parents Article

Advocacy Toolkit- Prepare to Advocate! Posted: November 12th, 2019  –  By: Chloe Edwards We are gearing up for the 2020 General Assembly Session and want YOU to be prepared to make your voice heard! Here is your “Advocacy Toolkit” so you can be prepared to be a voice for Virginia’s children. Mark Your Calendars! – 2020 Advocacy Days (More information to come!) 1/22 – Home Visiting Advocacy Day Host: Families Forward / Early Impact VA 1/23 – Trauma Campaign Day Host:…

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Navigating the Policy Path as a Voices Intern – Foster Parents Article

Navigating the Policy Path as a Voices Intern Posted: August 14th, 2019  –  By: Christina Feerick Guest author — Voices intern Hannah Adams This summer I was given the incredible opportunity to work alongside the talented staff at Voices in order to learn more about the policy process. What I gained was immeasurably more than I could’ve hoped for. I was able to work on three different policy areas, learn about data visualization, and help create advocacy materials for the…

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Take Action Now! Use Voices 2019 Election Guide – Foster Parents Article

Take Action Now! Use Voices 2019 Election Guide Posted: August 6th, 2019  –  By: Chloe Edwards Voices for Virginia’s Children champions public policies that improve the lives of kids across the Commonwealth. We are nonprofit, nonpartisan, and data-informed. In November 2019, all 140 seats in the General Assembly are up for election. The 40 senators and 100 delegates determine how laws are written and whether those laws will help Virginia’s children succeed. We want candidates to be informed about issues…

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