Welcome to Strong Kids, Strong Virginia!

Created to focus attention on the needs of children and families in Virginia during the 2013 election season, “Strong Kids, Strong Virginia” will educate candidates, office holders, the media, and the public about issues such as child poverty, early education and care, health, and safety by distributing information, coordinating events, holding public and candidate forums, and training groups in civic engagement. Read more

Treat Kids and Vote!

Made of degradable material, these bags are a great reminder to vote. They contain non-partisan voter information urging everyone to go to the polls and cast their ballots for Virginia’s next governor, a coloring sheet for kids to complete, and a sticker for them to wear.

If you work with children and their parents and would like to distribute these fall festival bags, please fill out this form so that we can send you your bags!

Kids Needs Highlighted; Poll Findings Revealed—Virginians Believe that Government Investments in Children are Key to the Future of the State

And Children’s advocacy groups aren’t the only ones making the case for kids. Virginians polled by Mason Dixon (625 likely voters evenly split Republicans and Democrats) on their feelings about kids issues and what the state should do about them believe the next Governor, along with the legislature, needs to give a higher priority to the health, education and well-being of Virginia’s children and spend less time on other issues, (64%)
that government investments in the education, health, and safety of children are necessary to ensure Virginia’s long-term economic growth (79%), and government has the moral responsibility to provide financial support for the poor, the sick, and children (65%). Read more