Sat., Jan. 22, 2022
VIRGINIA PRISON JUSTICE RALLY!
This annual rally, sponsored by the Virginia Prison Justice Network, is Virginia’s largest gathering supporting the human rights of prisoners. As the General Assembly meets to vote on bills affecting the lives of our communities, we want the state’s legislators to know that addressing the injustices in Virginia’s legal and prison systems must be a priority. No matter who is in the governor’s mansion, we the people can affect change if we come out in massive numbers and DEMAND it!
The plan is to gather from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. Due to COVID-19, we won’t know until closer to that date if the state will be issuing permits for the Capitol grounds. If not, we will have an alternate site. Either way, we plan to also hold a car caravan and then a meeting to prepare to lobby the General Assembly in person.
YOU CAN HELP by spreading the word and making plans to join us at the rally!
(NOTE: The rally was originally planned for Jan. 15, but then we found out that the new governor will be inaugurated on that day, so we most likely wouldn’t get a permit, and would also have to compete for media attention.)
More information, including this year’s specific demands, will be posted as it becomes available. (See contact information below.)
To volunteer to help, email DefendersFJE@hotmail.com or call or text 804-644-5834.
VIRGINIA PRISON JUSTICE NETWORK
A statewide alliance of 21 prisoner advocacy organizations founded in 2018.
Facebook: Virginia Prison Justice Network