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The Holidays Are About Protecting Each Other's Differences

Here’s a friendly reminder that there are a variety of holidays this time of year that are just as important to each person celebrating their own beliefs, or not. When we say, “Happy Holidays!” we mean all of them!

December 12, 2018

The Right to Vote Belongs to the People

The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy. It must be treated as irrevocable. Politicians should not be able to use the right to vote to reward or punish people. The right to vote should be treated in the same respect as other fundamental rights in our democracy, such as freedom of religion

December 8, 2018 Voting Rights

Culpeper's 287(g) contract with ICE is illegal and racist

Driving through Virginia, one might notice small green and white signs on the side of the road, usually near small creeks or rivers. They typically say, “Leaving X - Entering Y.” Most people rarely give these little signs much thought.

November 27, 2018

Northern Virginia Chapter's 2019 Legislative Forum

The ACLU of Virginia and its Northern Virginia Chapter hosted the 2019 Legislative Forum on Saturday on November 17. It was an opportunity for members and advocates in Northern Virginia to learn more on our legislative priorities for the upcoming General Assembly session and how we can all fight at

November 17, 2018

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