Send an urgent message to Congress: reauthorize MIECHV and increase its funding to empower vulnerable families and invest in kids’ futures!
We’re Empowering Virginians to Be the Voice for Kids
Virginians overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.
This is key because research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development. We’re committed to ensuring all children succeed in school and life.
In November, Virginia voters have the chance to prioritize children and families by voting for candidates who also prioritize them — particularly those who support quality and affordable child care for all Virginia families by 2030.
As the Virginia gubernatorial race kicks into high gear, voters have their eye out for updates from the candidates on campaign events and what their platforms will look like for the coming year. As the mother of two young children, I’m looking for candidates who prioritize children.
Virginia State Manager
Austin Walker is a master’s level social worker and experienced policy advocate who has dedicated her career to driving positive outcomes for families and communities across the Commonwealth. She has a background in state government, having served in former Governor Northam’s administration as well as the legislative office of State Senator Jennifer McClellan. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Austin lives in Richmond with her husband and dog, Rosie.