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The ACLU of Virginia asked Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam to amend Senate Bill 1772 (Saslaw) regarding the critical problem of shackling pregnant prisoners. "Placing restraints on a pregnant inmate is inhumane and should never be an option," stated the letter.
On March 4, the ACLU of Virginia sent Governor Ralph Northam a letter asking him to take action on legislation pending at his desk that would protect or expand the right to vote.
We urged Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to show his commitment to racial equity by taking action immediately to remove the Lee monument, a towering racist symbol in the city of Richmond.
ACLU-VA & Coalition Partners Ask Gov. Northam to Amend Bills to Shed Light on Solitary Confinement in Virginia
While the coalition is grateful to the Virginia General Assembly for unanimously passing this legislation, we believe that the bills, as passed by the legislature, remain flawed and will be, potentially, ineffective in accomplishing the goal of real transparency.
Drugs are just as available, cheap, and in demand as ever. Expanding the law to allow someone to be charged for murder for supplying a drug when another adult voluntarily takes the drug will not end overdoses.