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Email us at covid19@acluva.org to report civil rights violations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay safe and stay vigilant. We'll get through this together.

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The right to vote belongs to the people. It's not something to be taxed and taken away. 👏👏👏 to the team for this… https://t.co/RcflZhRdcAMost of the complaints we have received from people with loved ones behind bars concern: 1️⃣ early release (46%)… https://t.co/nZrHJ4KPyf"The function of freedom is to free somebody else." - Toni MorrisonBREAKING NEWS: We won! A federal court ruled today that Florida's "pay-to-vote" system violates the U.S. Constituti… https://t.co/gdBuimTW8F
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5/25
2020
Poll taxes were unconstitutional then. They are unconstitutional now. 🎉 Congrats to @ACLU @ACLUFL and all others w… https://t.co/mYuF8zvvOKWhy doesn't Virginia have #COVID tests? I spent last week finding out and it was heartbreaking. 1/… https://t.co/emJ7FfZTEM
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaVICTORY: A court just ruled that Florida’s attempt to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of Floridians is an ille… https://t.co/Cx4cK7bjqV
Retweeted by ACLU of Virginia#COVID19 is flipping the script about mass incarceration. We’re finding out that you can’t wall off a virus. You ca… https://t.co/zbyT5chbZR
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaNot being able to afford your freedom should not be a death sentence. However, that could be the reality for many V… https://t.co/dMSLf6uO8B"Immunity passport" systems that allow those with COVID-19 immunity to return to work before others will only exace… https://t.co/dWOIVY5zaa
Retweeted by ACLU of Virginia.@ACLUVA reviews changes to Virginia’s criminal law, such as increasing the felony larceny threshold, marijuana dec… https://t.co/bUF7kSmYr1
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaWhat we need to combat #COVID19 in prisons & jails: ✅ More testing ✅ More oversight ✅ More safety ✅ Let more peopl… https://t.co/g15iU6HmBXA staff member at a Virginia prison reported to us that they were allowed in the facility even though they had 4 ou… https://t.co/nmdJBBODGWIt's not the use, but abuse, of technologies like this that concerns us. Read @ACLU's white paper (… https://t.co/usxav02oYHTrans students deserve to live their authentic lives: 🏳️‍⚧️ freely 🏳️‍⚧️ in public 🏳️‍⚧️ without harassment and d… https://t.co/cDH16MQMbmSo many failures of government that led to these terrible deaths. And this includes failing to decarecrate jails &… https://t.co/n2IRQPtyzh
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5/24
2020
So is addiction. So is homelessness. So is poverty. So is mental health. Here is a fundamental question: When will… https://t.co/pdy8Rdxp8C
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaMany "but"s, though: 1. VA did not legalize pot (18 states have). 2. Continued policing & fines sure to be raciall… https://t.co/zNVwcVnxbZ
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaDorothy Height was present on stage during MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, served as president of the Nation… https://t.co/1s1aIYm7Iy
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaREMINDER: In every state that has rolled back marijuana prohibition, racial disparities persist or worsen. Virgin… https://t.co/d2jqMOZROeWe must remain vigilant against the government exploiting this global pandemic to expand surveillance powers that g… https://t.co/qGlrUqTH1WAnother example that voting by mail is not a partisan issue, just common sense during a one-in-a-century public hea… https://t.co/yzSHBExw6l
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaICYMI: The @GovernorVA finally signed bills to lessen the penalty for simple marijuana possession in VA. We should… https://t.co/e66jIFFFoZ"A house divided against itself is poorly built for a pandemic." -@RTDMPW #COVID19 has exposed the deep-rooted ra… https://t.co/GJ8C8Mu2LpFamily members of people in prisons & jails across VA have spoken up: They want their loved ones to be safe from… https://t.co/zL3IU39cOaPSA: Starting July 1, these laws will come into effect to make voting absentee easier for Virginians: ✅ HB 1 to al… https://t.co/dVfljUZuIOIs there ANY constitutional norm this President will not sweep aside in the interest of promoting himself? SAD https://t.co/AkpGxfdrYi
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaMost people in jail have not been convicted of a crime. They are there because they cannot afford their freedom. As… https://t.co/f4bu1MibHu
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaJoin us with @richmondvaTAP and @ignitekindred on 5/29 to dive into the possibilities of turning our current state… https://t.co/CHnZBF5xIB
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5/23
2020
Today would have been Harvey Milk's 90th birthday. Happy birthday to a civil rights hero with a hopeful smile, wh… https://t.co/6NWFUWRabxIMPORTANT: @GovernorVA may order Virginians to wear masks in public. Any response to #COVIDー19 must be based on go… https://t.co/H74dDZ57zHThis is our 9th lawsuit to protect voting rights during the pandemic, following cases in TX, GA, OH, MT, VA, SC, MO… https://t.co/2gdlcNET3e
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaAs COVID-19 rages through U.S. prisons and jails, the Prison Litigation Reform Act is literally killing people.
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaNEXT TUESDAY: We'll be back in court for @GavinGrimmVA's case. It's been a 4-year journey, and we will continue to… https://t.co/BJPAvV5ZNq
Retweeted by ACLU of Virginia"There's only one hand sanitizer in his pod, and that bottle has been empty for over a week." Soap & hand sanitize… https://t.co/WsTZO01YJ6The people who have reached out to us worrying about their loved ones in custody are mothers, fathers, sisters, bro… https://t.co/afHD0I67ql"Whether in-person or by absentee ballot, it’s important that you make your voice heard — and in a safe setting."… https://t.co/JXBlsMsPGmThis is a tremendous step backwards. Florida’s Supreme Court seems determined to prove it is a leader in barbaric e… https://t.co/VThfAfL7UA
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5/22
2020
I have come to expect the worse from SCOTUS on these stay motions ever since they issued an emergency order to prev… https://t.co/zSBy8SLPNN
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaNEXT TUESDAY: We'll be back in court for @GavinGrimmVA's case. It's been a 4-year journey, and we will continue to… https://t.co/BJPAvV5ZNqTo everyone who has supported me up until now, I can't thank you all enough for the platform that was built for me… https://t.co/1SDtnvIWSB
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaThis film will blow your mind. The sacrifices that @nolasco909 and others made will take your breath away. And the… https://t.co/TXPcn0fdg0
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaI wish those who attack the ⁦@ACLU⁩ would bother to read what we actually say. Plainly, neither ⁦National Review no… https://t.co/hpTrXvXXag
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaAbsentee voting by mail is becoming the preferred method of voting for many Virginians during #COVID19. It's criti… https://t.co/UGUOs21Tv4REMINDER: The people of Michigan overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment in 2018 to provide all registered… https://t.co/DAkfqAywKW
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaIn 8 weeks, we have received nearly 300 complaints relating to #COVID19. Here's a breakdown of some common issues… https://t.co/BU9pyZB4coIncarcerated people have a constitutional right to health, safety, and dignity. In a pandemic, that means many peop… https://t.co/VxXILQ2CC4
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaTODAY!! Join @IAHR_DC for a webinar w/ @ACLUVA and others on how #COVID19 is impacting VA's #incarcerated community… https://t.co/oRm53Dmmwg
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaPlease protect these lives Governor Northam. https://t.co/RJJLf9k7lr
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaOver the past 2 months, we’ve received hundreds of emails from family members of people in prison, fearing their lo… https://t.co/lLbTzR6WXZHarry Byrd led VA's Massive Resistance to oppose integrated schools after Brown v. Board of Educations. 10 years la… https://t.co/sCgzC4M4QTAs a large number of Virginians switch to voting by mail, it's critical to safely expand access by: 🗳️ removing th… https://t.co/eze3H1HOByA3: Jail staff are also at risk during the #COVID19 crisis. They are in close contact with people who are incarcera… https://t.co/s3TfIunley
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaPeople in detention facilities are at considerable risk of #COVID19 exposure and have limited access to legal repre… https://t.co/xjIOslBtUG
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaAny day now, the Supreme Court could rule on 6 different cases that would impact some of the most critical issues w… https://t.co/Tme2nDgndJ
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5/21
2020
@notrivia Here's the link to the webinar: https://t.co/w0FjCZBM5TBREAKING: A judge just temporarily overturned a law that made voting nearly impossible for many Native Americans li… https://t.co/nxZgKGYNoS
Retweeted by ACLU of Virginiatoday, Alabama denied parole to someone with THREE MONTHS left out of his 20 year sentence. He is living in/working… https://t.co/ytwOvIBYGX
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaAs voting by mail becomes the reality for many, it's important to maintain in-person polling locations by: ✅ ensur… https://t.co/AaaKUI0KXX @notrivia Yes, it will be posted to our Youtube channel at the end of today: https://t.co/JscdeB6yQhVA fixed "Fishback" this legislative session (👏 @JennMcClellanVA @RIHD) to allow 367 people an opportunity at parol… https://t.co/lfvgIXvkWlThis legislative session, VA raised the felony larceny threshold from $500 to $1,000 (thank you Sen.… https://t.co/rrzHEFGfjwA few notes about marijuana decriminalization in Virginia: ➖Simple possession is still ILLEGAL. ➖Only the penalty… https://t.co/q3Q5dwIjQAHAPPENING at 1 p.m.: Join us for a webinar on changes to Virginia's criminal laws and the path ahead for criminal l… https://t.co/O7Y5l8axaTOur democracy works best when everyone participates. Thank you to the tens of thousands of VA voters who voted by… https://t.co/vwW7oed9J6The real voter fraud is voter suppression. If voting (absentee or in person) doesn't matter, why are the powerful… https://t.co/Wr1v4kzIhUThis is not correct. The Michigan secretary of state’s office is sending absentee ballot *applications,* NOT actual… https://t.co/lxo4AEVU2m
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaThis is happening today at 1 p.m. Join us! 👇 https://t.co/U7cJhTXDOO🚨 At Dillwyn Correctional Center, 282 residents & 11 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. What happen… https://t.co/GWaqRsTGSjSomeone is scared of people voting https://t.co/oIu5DRdI5e
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaYou and you alone have the right to make the decision about if/when/how to start a family, not politicians or the g… https://t.co/SPndGg80yAWe’re headed to the MO Supreme Court to ensure Missourians don’t have to risk their health to participate in our de… https://t.co/Inm9PGQHt4
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaThe #COVID19 pandemic has made clear the racial injustices & inequities festering in our criminal legal system. Any… https://t.co/i9ug4u7cO6
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaAt a time when federal, state and local agencies are considering technology to monitor social distancing during… https://t.co/aHu0vv0TZd
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5/20
2020
Former prosecutor @JosephSurmanLaw, w @PoliceForReform, writes in @njdotcom: "I cannot justify keeping people in co… https://t.co/ToOQrtSWx5
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaFar more men are locked up in U.S. prisons and far more have died from COVID-19. But women in crowded prisons are… https://t.co/OuIJi62bkR
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaIf you have your local elections today, REMEMBER: 🗳️ Voting by mail: ✅ Your returned ballots must be postmarked… https://t.co/vC0OdAOwUv
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaAs VA courts are starting to resume to business as usual, #COVID19 is still spreading in our prisons & jails & putt… https://t.co/mT64q5UjKKAt a time when federal, state and local agencies are considering technology to monitor social distancing during… https://t.co/aHu0vv0TZdWe can protect both our health and the health of our democracy. ~840,495 VA voters will have an election TODAY for… https://t.co/i5xFLsPBz3We don't want to see a world where inaccurate tests disrupt people’s lives and invade their privacy, give a false s… https://t.co/4oGHJREw25
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaWhat are you doing on Thursday? Join us for our webinar starting at 3 pm, featuring guests from @ACLUVA and the… https://t.co/YcxDzFAdnd
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaThe #COVID19 pandemic has made clear the racial injustices & inequities festering in our criminal legal system. Any… https://t.co/i9ug4u7cO6🗳️ VA voters who are voting absentee by mail today: 📮 Your returned absentee ballots must be POSTMARKED today (5/1… https://t.co/CQmWRc2HJROn any given night, VA jails hold 28,000+ people, 46% of whom have not been convicted of a crime. Being jailed duri… https://t.co/TdiqXKLnbHIf you have your local elections today, REMEMBER: 🗳️ Voting by mail: ✅ Your returned ballots must be postmarked… https://t.co/vC0OdAOwUvUsually 287(g) contracts are just up to the sheriff. Prince William County is very unusual: It's up to an 11-member… https://t.co/kB4s2W6UrA
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaTODAY is Election Day for many towns & cities across the Commonwealth. VA voters will be electing local officers su… https://t.co/r2PC0e638cWe're extremely sad to report that Choung Won Ahn, a 74-year-old immigrant detained at Mesa Verde ICE Processing Fa… https://t.co/YI0TFMt6VA
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaACLU on immunity passports, TL;DR: Nah. https://t.co/a99qWFk18r
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5/19
2020
Of all the outbreaks of #COVID19 in Virginia as of 5/18, 22 are in correctional facilities. Failure to stop the sp… https://t.co/ZsBRypxXRF @ndngenuity @VRBusby The Virginia Department of Elections is in charge of creating the process for permanent absent… https://t.co/N3AmawQiX2Effective July 1, 2020, more students will be eligible to establish in-state domicile—and pay in-state tuition rate… https://t.co/veQPx4ffnR
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaNearly 40,000 incarcerated people and jail and prison staff have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s thousands of… https://t.co/m9OuqDJgDZ
Retweeted by ACLU of Virginia"Women are the less visible victims of COVID-19 behind bars—as they are so often overlooked in a criminal justice s… https://t.co/HvXk19Fv9VThe 69,000 people and youths locked up in Virginia deserve to be safe from COVID-19, not just people who can afford… https://t.co/zjpfI1gO8sTOMORROW: Many counties and cities across the Commonwealth will hold their local elections Make sure you know you… https://t.co/rnwjfz2HDB
5/18
2020
And a child shall lead them.... As we commemorate the 66th Anniversary of the #BrownvBoard decision, let’s also rem… https://t.co/wlSXWz1E12
Retweeted by ACLU of VirginiaToday marks 66 years since Brown v. Board of Education. On this day we think about all the brave Virginians who ca… https://t.co/naYMkvjwBLWhile VA passed some historic bills in 2020, legislation that would significantly reduce racial disparities in the… https://t.co/Bgy5kyBDoF
5/17
2020

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