The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the vital importance but extreme fragility of the nation’s child care policies, including those in Virginia. Our best case scenario cannot be returning to the failed and broken child care system that existed before the world ever heard of coronavirus. This is the time to set course for a different future, one where all of Virginia’s children and families – and those in other states as well – have the opportunity to thrive. The Robins Foundation, Save The Children Action Network, and the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative are co-hosting a series of webinars designed to spark new, transformative thinking for the Commonwealth and the nation.
In this THIRD webinar, we will be exploring lessons that child care advocates can learn from successful statewide advocacy campaigns in other fields. Join us to hear from Courtney Champion, Group Lead, Moms Demand Action-Richmond; Kenneth Gilliam, Policy Director, New Virginia Majority; Alexsis Rodgers, Virginia State Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; and Bob Shippee, Legislative Chair, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter. The conversation will be moderated by Edward Sterli, State Campaigns Director, Save The Children Action Network.
This webinar is free and open to all regardless of geography; the series is intended to have ‘one eye on Virginia, one eye on the nation’.