Richmond, Va. - On February 21, 2022, at 11 a.m., New Virginia Majority organizers will hold a Restoration of Rights Rally. The car rally and march toward the Capitol will begin at New Life Deliverance Tabernacle on 900 Decatur Street.
New Virginia Majority members from throughout the state will gather and follow the march route in their cars. Although the march is being held during Black History Month, the march will center around the restoration of voting rights for formerly incarcerated citizens, which is currently under review in the General Assembly. Currently, the Governor’s office must choose whether or not to allow returning citizens to regain civil rights. This process can take time, negating the freedom of returning citizens.
“Thousands of men and women are disenfranchised due to a Jim Crow era law that still exists today, one which needs to be abolished. Why must people come home only to not be fully free,” said Roger Hunt, a community organizer with New Virginia Majority.
To speak with a New Virginia Majority organizer, contact Debra Freeman at [email protected] or 757-452-1143.
New Virginia Majority builds power in working-class communities of color, in immigrant communities, among LGBTQ people, women, youth, and progressives across the Commonwealth. We organize for racial and economic justice through large-scale political education, mobilization, and advocacy around dozens of issues. We fight for a Virginia that is just, democratic and environmentally sustainable. For more information, visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @NewVAMajority.