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Why Millennials Should Care About Government Surveillance

(07/20/2014) As a Millennial concerned about privacy and protection from government surveillance, I’m often asked by my peers: Why should I care? Who’s to care if some government database catalogs every email I send or receive? I care. I don’t want my conversations intercepted and saved by the government. read more »

Discrimination Continues in the Commonwealth

(07/19/2014) Discrimination comes in many forms. Sometimes, it shows up where you least expect it or where we may not think to look for it. At first glance, it may be hard to imagine someone (perhaps a woman), who is successful, earning a middle class income, and who owns her own business as someone who could face discrimination. read more »

ICE Asks Sheriffs to Ignore Due Process – The Answer Should be No

(07/17/2014) The Obama administration has deported two million people since taking office. Whether that strikes you as good news or bad news, the fact is that everyone in America has a right under the Constitution to due process of law. read more »

Why Sexting Your Girlfriend Should Not be a Crime

(07/15/2014) It’s been all over the news. Manassas City Police wanted to take a photo of a teen’s erect penis and were willing to use drugs to cause the erection. read more »

Meet Jack Lohmann, New ACLU of Virginia Summer Intern

(07/11/2014) After years of political advocacy and campaign work, I’m thrilled to be an intern with the ACLU of Virginia this summer. read more »

Tweet Chat Blog Series: The Harmful Effects of Solitary Confinement on Women featured in Orange is the New Black

(07/07/2014) In April 2014, the ACLU released a new report, Worse than Second-Class: Solitary Confinement of Women in the United States. The report reveals the unique and lesser known harmful effects of solitary confinement on women prisoners. read more »

Something Liberals and Conservatives Can Agree On! (Common Sense Criminal Justice Reform)

(07/06/2014) The criminal justice reform movement has gained some new and important allies! read more »

Meet Rob Poggenklass, new Tony Dunn Legal Fellow

(07/04/2014) Last week, I joined the ACLU of Virginia as the Tony Dunn Legal Fellow, where for the next two years I will work to reform Virginia’s broken criminal justice system. read more »

It’s the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act . . . and Discrimination Persists

(07/02/2014) Fifty years ago today, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. The landmark legislation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in the workplace and public accommodations (such as restaurants, hotels, and places for entertainment), ended unequal application of voter registration requirements, and prohibited segregation in public schools. read more »

Save Women’s Health Centers!

(07/01/14) It’s been 2 weeks since the public comment period for TRAP (Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) opened, and already over 1,600 people have voiced their opposition to medically unnecessary restrictions designed to close women’s health centers. read more »

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