The Virginia Defender’s endorsements for the presidential and Richmond local elections taking place on November 3, 2020.
The Virginia Defender
Established in 2005 as The Richmond Defender, The Virginia Defender is a free community newspaper, published quarterly for the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality. Print distribution is 16,000 and statewide. The online publication launched in Summer 2020.
Sabra Dipping Company, LLC, the country’s largest producer of the chickpea dip hummus, has a large manufacturing plant in Chesterfield County and a reputation for green buildings and partnerships with nonprofits. But the company is known for something else, too: longstanding support of one of the Israeli military’s most notoriously brutal brigades.
Why aren’t we endorsing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris? Simply put, because we can’t divide up our solidarity between people who live within this country and those who live outside it.
On the morning of Friday, Oct. 23, a multiracial crowd of some 75 people gathered outside the rental home of Katrina Pitt. The 56-year-old woman, who has a disability and survives on Social Security, was facing an eviction which would have put herself and five others on the street in the middle of the pandemic.
It’s an organization that was born in jail. Or, to be more specific, in a bus holding 26 people who were arrested May 31 while protesting the police murder of Minneapolis resident George Floyd.
Poor and working people in Virginia are in a crisis. No, we’re in many crises.
The steady drizzle may have dampened the 3.1-acre grassy field, but not the spirits of the nearly 90 people who showed up Oct. 10 at Richmond’s African Burial Ground for the 18th Annual Gabriel Gathering.