With the 2023 General Assembly session in full swing, we were thrilled to hold our 2023 Virginia Promise Partnership Lobby Day earlier this month. During the event,
parents, providers, and champions from across the state convened in Richmond to share their stories with members of the General Assembly and underscore the importance of investing in child care.
When meeting with lawmakers, Promise Advocates shared a one-pager outlining the Partnership's priority budget amendment and bills, as well as a storybook highlighting the perspectives of parents, providers, and business leaders from across Virginia. Following meetings with legislators, advocates were introduced on the House and Senate floors by longtime child care champions Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield) and Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington).
Check out some highlights from the lobby day event below!