We’re Mobilizing 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 training everyday Virginians to be the voice for kids.
We’re committed to ensuring all children succeed in school and life.


Frank Ruff (R)
for Virginia State Senate District 9

Monty Mason (D)
for Virginia State Senate District 24

Russet Perry (D)
for Virginia State Senate District 31

Stella Pekarsky (D)
for Virginia State Senate District 36

Lily Franklin (D)
for Virginia House of Delegates District 41

Terry Austin (R)
for Virginia House of Delegates District 37

Carrie Coyner (R)
for Virginia House of Delegates District 75

Nadarius Clark (D)
for Virginia House of Delegates District 84

Upcoming Events

Buckroe Beach Farmer’s Market Tabling

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Buckroe Beach Farmer’s Market
100 S 1st Street
Hampton, VA 23664 United States
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2023 SCAN & VPP Advocacy Summit

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
6901 Hopkins Road
6901 Hopkins Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23234 United States

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Virginia In the News

DeLauro says economy will come to a crawl if federal child care funding expires

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, wants to extend the Child Care Stabilization Act along with other Democrats from the House and Senate. The funding will end on Sept. 30 of this year. Democrats joined advocates on Capitol Hill to warn of dire consequences for both families and the nation's economy.

Letter: Time running out for 2023 Farm Bill

I recently returned from Washington, D.C., where I was joined by nearly 200 fellow advocates to attend Save the Children Action Network’s annual Advocacy Summit.  After such a long and difficult period — especially for kids and families — it was inspiring to be surrounded by such dedicated change-makers.

State Leadership

Austin Walker
Advisor, State & National Campaigns

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.

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