It is clear that Virginians are impacted by this virus at every level, and among the most vulnerable are Black and brown people, including the disproportionate number held in Virginia’s custodial facilities.
DEFENDING OUR RIGHTS TO EQUALITY, LIBERTY, AND JUSTICE
Even in a public health emergency, we must keep a watchful eye on the government to ensure that any COVID-19 response is grounded in science and accepted public health policy, and does not infringe on our civil rights, including the right to privacy.
It was a big year for gender justice advocates in Virginia’s General Assembly. At the start of session, we highlighted five issues to watch out for this year – and we had major wins in four out of five areas.