On June 9th, approximately 350 VOICE Arlington / Alexandria leaders launched their Communities First Initiative. The premise is simple - in the wake of the arrival of Amazon, Virginia Tech, Google, and other large employers to our neighborhoods, VOICE believes that the changes coming to the region should benefit our COMMUNITIES FIRST, by dedicating over $300 million of the projected, new local tax revenue brought by Amazon to fund affordable housing, equity in education and career opportunities initiatives for our communities in Arlington and Alexandria.
At the action, VOICE received commitments from Alexandria Mayor Wilson, Arlington County Board Chair Dorsey, Arlington County Board Member Cristol, and Alexandria City Council Members Aguirre and Seifeldein to work with VOICE on this initiative.
Over the course of the summer and fall, VOICE will continue to be push elected officials to put our communities first, and will host listening and training sessions with thousands of residents around the Communities First Initiative.
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