June 19, 2013
The Strong Kids, Strong Virginia campaign made a stop in Charlottesville Wednesday afternoon.
The non-profit campaign, started by the Every Child Matters Fund, is traveling all over the state, telling lawmakers of both parties to focus on the rights of children.
They say that in Virginia, around 280,000 kids live in poverty, and the goal of the campaign is to get candidates for state office to invest themselves in issues concerning children in the Commonwealth.
"We just feel that during an electoral season when candidates are out there stumping they need to hear what the voters want and we have a poll that shows that the voters want to pay attention to kids and they want the candidates to pay attention to kids." says Ursula Ellis, from Every Child Matters.
The Freedom of Speech monument was the campaign's third stop in two day, and on June 20 they will be at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke.