Standing for Virginia Families
We are dedicated to advancing economic security policies and creating a Commonwealth where all Virginians have the freedom to thrive. We are working to ensure that hard work is respected and that all Virginians, no matter who they are, where they live, or what they do, can succeed for themselves and their families.
What We Do
Through grassroots activism, voter engagement, and legislative advocacy, Freedom Virginia is pushing our elected officials and political candidates to take action to build a better, more economically secure Virginia. Our team is committed to amplifying the voices of the working class and furthering the fight for a more affordable Virginia.
Since our founding in 2020 we have engaged with elected officials from across the commonwealth to make major changes on issues like medical costs, child care and tax policy.
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Here’s what we’re facing:
Virginians with no access paid sick leave
of parents are negatively impacted by a lack of affordable child care
Increase in health insurance premiums in last 6 years
What matters to us
Lowering the cost of prescription drugs
Medicine can’t do its job if you can’t afford it, and Virginians shouldn’t have to choose between prescriptions and other necessities like rent and groceries.Skyrocketing prescription drug costs affect everybody: our seniors, our families, our children, and it’s up to us to solve this issue and rein in out of control costs.
Establishing Paid Family and Medical Leave
Too many Virginians are forced to choose between caring for themselves or a loved one and the income they depend on. Paid family and medical leave would ensure all working Virginians can take up to 12 weeks of paid time away from work when they need to care for themselves or a loved one. We need an economy that works for you and values your hard work. If you get sick, you should be able to take paid time off to get better and not spread illness. It’s simply not fair that more than 1.2 million Virginians have no access to paid sick leave.
Creating A Tax System that works for Everyone
We believe that our tax system should be fair – and that it should reward hard work, with everyone paying their fair share. You work hard, and your taxes should support the things Virginians need, like excellent schools, quality and accessible child care, affordable housing and tax relief for families – not more tax breaks for giant corporations. We are delivering what hardworking Virginians want, like affordable housing, job training, college affordability, and safer schools.
Making Energy More Affordable
Virginians deserve affordable energy for hot summers and cold winters, that’s why we’re fighting for the utilities to remove fees from your bill that will save you money every month. Freedom Virginia is supporting legislation that will lead to crucial reductions in electric bills. We are pushing for cleaner, more reliable, and more affordable energy and putting hard working people and our climate over fossil fuels and corporations.
Making Housing More Affordable
The cost of housing has increased faster than the rate of inflation in the past five years, and it is causing strain on our communities. In regions around the state, the average family cannot afford to purchase a home, and rent is taking up more and more of household budgets, costing families hundreds of dollars more in rent each month. Making housing more accessible and affordable is an issue with statewide community impact and overwhelming bipartisan solutions.
Share Your Story!
Do you have a story on high healthcare prices, the skyrocketing cost of utilities, the massive expense of childcare, not having paid sick days, or any other issue impacting your financial security? Let us know below!