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Recap: Gubernatorial Candidate Forum 9/8/17

During the busy Labor Day week of campaign events, gubernatorial candidates Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam took time to talk about critical issues facing Virginia’s families. Close to 200 voters…

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Ask the Candidates for Governor Challenge: A Crowdsourced Contest (Updated 8/29)

With the Presidential election in our rear view mirrors, Virginia politics has begun to heat up. In November, Virginia will elect a new Governor.  Youth want to know where candidates stand on issues that impact…

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What really counts in the election- focusing on kids & families

By Carly Green, University of Richmond intern As a newly-minted registered voter, it has been all too easy to get wrapped up and overwhelmed in the chaos of this election…

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Help RVA candidates focus on kids this election

As the campaign season heats up we are glad to hear more candidates talking about how they will support kids. In Richmond we believe this topic is incredibly important to…

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The most important question- #IsItGood4KidsRVA?

We often hear complaints that folks are not willing to step up the plate a run for office. “If only there were more candidates running, we could find the perfect…

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2016 Legislative Session: Important Dates

The 2016 General Assembly session is just around the corner—Day 1 is January 13th, 2016. Voices’ policy staff are hard at work pulling together our legislative agenda priorities around children’s…

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Recap- 10th Senate District Candidate Forum

On Tuesday, August 18th, Voices for Virginia’s Children sponsored the 10th Senate District Candidate Forum hosted by WCVE. The event was a great success, with approximately 140 people attending to hear…

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Early Childhood Election Tool-Kit

When you go to the ballot box, do you vote based on how candidates support kids or your family? Then you need to know where each candidate stands on kids’…

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REGISTER- 10th Senate District Candidate Forum on Aug. 18th

REGISTER HERE There are a few hotly contested races for seats in the Virginia legislature this year. One high profile contest in a competitive district is the 10th Senate District…

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Election Advocacy Training- NoVA & RVA!

This is the time of year that candidates start making the rounds– neighborhood meetings, special events, town halls, Candidate Forums (cough, cough) you name it! These informal settings provide a…

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