Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our members. Based on information concerning armed racist militias, the militarization of the Capitol area, and the likely dispersal of many people with guns, we have decided to postpone our annual Martin Luther King Advocacy Day.
History has shown us that Black and Brown people are the targets of many of these militarized groups, fearful of a more inclusive Virginia. Our team did an outstanding job to develop protocols and recruit legal observers and marshals. However, we cannot protect our people from individuals committed to acts of violence.
Our thirteen years of work has begun the transformation of our state and our decision to postpone will not keep us from continuing to advocate for a Virginia that works for all of us. We are beginning to win on critical issues - criminal justice reform, expanding democracy, immigrant rights, and women's and worker's rights. Rest assured we will continue to make our voices known through the halls of the Capitol, and we look forward to organizing many more opportunities for our members to engage with their elected leaders.
Join New Virginia Majority at our annual MLK Day of Action on Monday, January 20, 2020 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and continue the fight for democracy, justice and progress here in Virginia.
If you have not connected directly with an organizer yet through our year-round organizing or through our events including People's Congress, please click here to register online.
We'll gather to celebrate Dr. King's legacy with a rally and march to the state capitol to meet our legislators. We’ll share our stories with our elected officials and ask them to support legislation for voting rights, a statewide living wage, driver's licenses for all, and housing justice for all. #MLKDay2020
WHEN: Monday, January 20, 2020, 12pm-3pm
WHERE: Richmond VA - RSVP for more details!
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Please note: you may not be meeting with your specific legislators during your lobby visits. We will try our best to put you in a group based on your legislator or issues that are important to you.