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Federal Choices Threaten Health Insurance For Virginia’s Kids: Part 2

For many years, Congressional Republicans have talked of changing the way Medicaid is funded. Over the weekend, President Trump’s advisor, Kellyanne Conway, stated that Trump is also committed to changing…

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Federal choices threaten health insurance for Virginia’s kids: Part 1

President Trump and leaders in Congress have made it a priority to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition, federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP, known…

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Share Your Story- Child Care, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, Health & Mental Health

As we prepare to speak up for kids at the Virginia General Assembly and in Washington we need help from you to share your story or the stories of families…

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Federal Wins for Early Childhood Education

The first two weeks of December have brought big wins at the federal level for early childhood education. Last week, the reauthorization of the Early and Secondary Education Act (now…

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FAMIS: A Success Story That’s in Jeopardy

***UPDATE*** 1/6/15    Sign on letter for organizations supporting extension of funding for FAMIS FAMIS, the public health insurance program for low-income families, along with Medicaid, has helped reduce the number…

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Voices Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Funding for Children’s Services

Yesterday, June 26th, Voices Acting Executive Director Margaret Nimmo Crowe, along with First Focus President Bruce Lesley, delivered testimony and responded to questions from the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on…

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National Voter Registration Day: Are You Ready to Vote for Kids?

Today is September 25th, which marks National Voter Registration Day, a day meant to encourage all citizens eligible in the United States to make sure they are properly registered to…

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Voices Celebrates Health Reform Victory for Virginia’s Children and Families

Voices released a statement today following the Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Court ruled that the entire Act is constitutional…

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Affordable Care Act: Good for Kids

Voices’ Policy Director and Campaign for Children’s Mental Health Coordinator Margaret Nimmo Crowe wrote the following blog post for Pundits’ Podium, the new blog of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, on 3-21-12….

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