The Updates & Announcements sent out to email subscribers on June 3rd. Information about ongoing matters, news items, and upcoming events. Plus: our endorsements and non-endorsements for the June 8th Democratic primary, and an editorial on Memorial Day.
In the largest antiwar protest this city has seen in nearly 20 years, more than 1,500 people turned out May 19 to defiantly declare, “We Stand with Palestine!”
This Saturday, January 16, nearly 50 cars took to the streets in a “Not One More Death!” caravan that drove through downtown Richmond to demand protection for the state’s prisoners from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec. 11 2020 Media Release on: Gov. Northam’s announcement of $9 million for Shockoe Bottom historical memorialization
Statement by the Virginia Defenders on Gov. Northam’s announcement of $9 million for Shockoe Bottom historical memorialization: There’s something missing.
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.
For the first time since 1993, the Democratic Party controls both houses of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion, but that still hasn’t resulted in the critical police-abuse reforms demanded by thousands of Richmond anti-racist protesters.
MAJOR BLACKWELL’S BRIEF TENURE SHOWS WE NEED REAL COMMUNITY INPUT INTO THE SELECTION OF RICHMOND’S NEXT POLICE CHIEF!
Local media has just reported that Richmond Interim Police Chief William “Jody” Blackwell “stepped down” today and will return to his position as a major in the police department. The undersigned organizations welcome this development and call for meaningful community input into the selection of both the next interim and permanent police chiefs.