I’ve been empowered by using my personal story to effect change. In this position, I want to work in collaboration with other organizations already in the field to build a campaign centered around the experience and voices of those directly impacted by the criminal justice system at every level.
Defending our rights to equality, liberty, and justice
Trying to prosecute our way out of drug problems is an expensive and ineffective approach to the public health crisis we are facing. Virginia should focus on what works to save lives, including safe reporting laws, better and more widely available treatment programs, and stigma-free services.
Ashna Khanna: I've Lived on This Earth for 13,055,682 Minutes, and I Strive to Use Each of Them for Good.
As the ACLU of Virginia’s first legislative director, I hope to continue to create thoughtful and proactive legislative agendas in partnership with marginalized communities to protect and expand civil liberties for everyone.