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 Chesterfield County General District Court.

Representation matters, and we are grateful that the sole Black woman serving as judge in the Chesterfield General District Court was finally certified. The Virginia NAACP applauds members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who supported Judge O’Berry’s certification today and will continue to advocate for additional Black judges to be certified for Virginia’s courts.”

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Founded in 1935, the Virginia State Conference of NAACP Branches (Virginia NAACP) is the oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization in the Commonwealth, overseeing over 100 NAACP branches, youth councils, and college chapters. The Virginia NAACP is focused on being the preeminent voice of Black Virginians and advocating for policies and programs to benefit Blacks and people of color. You can read more about the Virginia NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas by visiting

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