Day: February 22, 2021

Support HB2074 to expand Environmental Justice in Virginia

We urge you to contact your Senator and tell them to vote YES on House Bill 2074 during their upcoming meeting. HB2074 would require every state agency to adopt agency-specific environmental justice policies, and codifies the Environmental Justice Interagency Working Group. Further, it requires the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and its citizen boards to …

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Support SJ272 to eliminate voting restrictions against felons and intellectually disabled

We urge you to contact your Delegate and tell them to vote YES to Senate Joint Resolution 272 Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters and the right to vote (first reference) during their upcoming meeting. It is important that all Virginians 18 years of age and older and who reside in Virginia have the right to …

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Support SB1257 to aid in the success of Virginian students

We urge you to contact your Delegate and tell them to vote YES on Senate Bill 1257 Standards of Quality; work-based learning and principal mentorship, teacher leaders and mentors, in their upcoming meeting. SB1257 makes several changes to the Standards of Quality, including requiring the establishment and local implementation of teacher leader and teacher mentor …

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Support SB1315 for mental health reform in the criminal justice system

We need you to contact your Delegate and urge them to vote YES on Senate Bill 1315 Criminal proceedings; consideration of mental condition & intellectual & developmental disabilities in their upcoming meeting. SB1315 would permit the admission of evidence concerning a defendant’s mental condition at the time of an alleged offense, if evidence tends to …

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Support HB2331 to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences

We urge you to contact your Senator and tell them to vote YES to House Bill 2331 Eliminating Mandatory Minimum Sentences during their upcoming meeting. HB2331 would eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes and provide a petition process for those incarcerated to apply to have their sentence either reduced or thrown out. Legislation such …

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Virginia NAACP Applauds Certification of Judge Pamela O’Berry By Senate Judiciary Committee

RICHMOND – Virginia State Conference NAACP President Robert N. Barnette, Jr. issued the following statement following the certification of Judge Pamela O’Berry by the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee: “Because of the undeterred advocacy efforts of the Virginia NAACP, today the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee did the right thing in certifying Judge Pamela O’Berry for the …

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