The current marijuana legislation sitting on Gov. Northam’s desk will delay justice for Black and Brown Virginians who have suffered decades of harm caused by the ruthless, racist War on Drugs. Simple possession of marijuana would continue to be illegal.
As the balance of power continues to shift in Virginia, it’s important for us to stick together and work as a team to protect our civil rights and civil liberties.
The Right to Vote coalition and the Richmond Public Library welcome you to Block The Vote: The Deliberate Suppression of the Black Vote. This exhibit traces the history of voter suppression and felony disenfranchisement in Virginia and throughout our nation.
January 31, 2021
Virginia is on the verge of legalizing marijuana. It’s important that lawmakers center racial justice and social equity as they debate the ins and outs of legislation to legalize marijuana in Virginia.
Join us next Saturday, December 12, for the annual ACLU-VA Northern Virginia Chapter Legislative Forum.
The Virginia Right to Vote Coalition and the Richmond Public Library are hosting a free screening/panel discussion at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct.
Join the ACLU of Virginia as they review the changes to Virginia’s new voting laws. Virginians have more options and fewer restrictions on voting because of new laws that went into effect earlier this year.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every aspect of life and highlighted the systemic racist issues in our everyday life, from the criminal legal system to voting.
No one is equal until we are all equal, and we are committed to ensuring no Virginian is discriminated against in the workplace, when seeking housing, or in public accommodations.
Black and brown communities have been most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at all levels, including for those behind bars, which has not received much attention.