Rights for All of Us (Spring 2019)
The ACLU of Virginia demands racial justice. African Americans are over represented in our jails and prisons due to excessive and disproportionate enforcement of specific crimes. Then our state constitution permanently denies the right to vote to those convicted of felonies. It is a vicious cycle that must end. We cannot allow this system to continue. As such, the ACLU of Virginia is prioritizing racial equity and will be devoting the greatest share of its resources to addressing these barriers to liberty that the government placed in front of black Virginians.