Virginia needs criminal justice reform.
So many are arrested and charged with non violent drug offenses. So many are stuck in the system due to their economic situation. So many still struggle to regain the right to vote after they have paid their debt to society.
We need a mass movement to lead the effort to legalize marijuana and regulate like alcohol. We need to make sure that every arrest, charge, and conviction for non violent drug offenses are removed from peoples records. We need to elect people who will sponsor legislation to allow inmates to vote while incarcerated. Also, we need a constitutional amendment ensuring that the right to vote can not be taken away.
Equal Rights for Women
"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."
Virginia needs to Ratify the ERA NOW. ALL WOMEN deserve the same basic human rights that men get under the law.
Protect LGBTQIA Rights
The LGBTQIA community still faces legal discrimination when it comes to housing, the workplace, our criminal justice, and healthcare systems. We must ensure that people are protected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Employers and landlords should not be able to discriminate. Those in our criminal justice system should be treated with dignity and not placed in dangerous situations based on gender identity.