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The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a statewide coalition of early childhood professionals and providers, parents, and employers working together to improve public policies that impact young children from birth to age eight on issues of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education.

Upcoming Alliance Webinars

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Voting Safe, Smart, and Early Tips for Vermont Voters – 7/14 

Voting may look and feel a bit different this time around – but it’s more important than ever! Join the Alliance, VPIRG, and Disability Rights VT on July 14 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm for a webinar on how you can vote safely in Vermont’s August Primary Election (and help others do the same). We’ll discuss how to vote (by mail or in-person), how your vote impacts issues you care about, voting rights, and much more.

 Make sure you are informed and your voice is heard! Register today.

 Alliance Monthly Equity Discussion Group – 7/17

Many early childhood community members have renewed their personal and professional commitment to antiracism and diversity, equity, and inclusion – and want to engage in sustained learning. To support this, the Alliance will be hosting a monthly, salon-style diversity, equity, and inclusion discussion group starting 1:00 pm-2:00 pm on Friday, July 17.

Selected materials (from readings to visual art) and guided questions will be distributed in advance of each session. Participants will share their reflections and questions with their peers in an open collective learning environment. Alliance staff will organize each event, moderate discussion, and learn and grow along with the participants. Register today!

If your organization would like to co-host one of these events, or if you have suggested topics or discussion materials to offer, please contact Charlie Gliserman at charlie@vecaa.org.

CRF Summary

On Friday June 26, the Legislature approved three bills that allocated about $600 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to provide emergency relief. The Alliance and our member organizations have been deeply involved in advocacy regarding the bills. You can find a summary of the outcomes in our advocacy areas and related funding allocations on our website.

The Alliance has created an evolving list of relevant COVID-19 resources for Vermont’s early childhood community.

 

 

 

 

Legislative Agenda

The Alliance’s Legislative Agenda is crafted annually in partnership with early childhood organizations that are advancing policy solutions through the legislative process that are related to health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education.

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“It’s incredibly valuable to have this vast network of statewide advocates that can rally people to share their stories or reach out to their Legislator. We were successful in getting the Family and Medical Leave bill and it was in large part because of the work of the Alliance.” 

– MAIN STREET ALLIANCE