Skip to main content


Showing posts from January, 2012

Legislation To Follow!

RIHD - Prison and Ex-Offender Legislation Alert About the Bills  Download Copy Click Here:  CRC 2012 Focus.doc Earned Second Chance – The focus on education and rehabilitative programs that include the Earned Second Chance legislation and the Volunteerism Tax Deduction as well as a Focus on arts in the prison educational environment in order to provide tactile learning for those approximately fifty percent of inmates with specific learning disabilities. While we may Not support the use of discretionary and often arbitrary parole; we do support a person’s ability to reduce their sentence through hard work and positive contributions to their community. Ban the Box – Starting with legislation focused on removing barriers to ex ‐ offender employment, including the ‘Ban the Box’ approach, the campaign will promote equal opportunity in employment as well as developing healthy relationships with employers. All persons should have the right to support themselves and
Revolutionary Poet Warrior Woman Jayne Cortez at William & Mary's Muscarelle Museum on Feb. 9 at 7pm -

NNDA Protest: Friday
, Jan. 20, 3-6 pm events/278316812225448/ NNDA Protest The Federal Courthouse - 701 E Broad St., downtown Richmond (directly across the street from the National). This is on Broad St between 7th and 8th Streets.  Friday
, Jan. 20, 3-6 pm “We will be peacefully protesting the federal government concerning the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012. We are calling on the courts to declare this law - which affirms the power to detain Americans indefinitely without trial - a violation of the Bill of Rights guaranteed by the Constitution and for it to be repealed. This will be a vital opportunity to educate and provide outreach to the many many people largely unaware of the law.” Speakers from Occupy Richmond and various social justice organizations from the Richmond community. Performance with rap artist Isaac Ramsey from Double Rainbow. Candle light vigil at 5:30 mourning the death of our civil liberties, with a march to City Hall for th

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan. 7, 2012

Media contact: Phil Wilayto – Phone: 804-247-3731; e-mail: Jan. 14 march on State Capitol to demand: 'Don't balance the budget on the backs of Virginia's working people!' Responding to the threat of more job losses and state budget cuts, Virginia activists representing a broad range of issues will converge in Richmond Jan. 14 for a networking conference, march and rally under the general theme of “Jobs, Peace, Justice!” The day's events will include a 5 p.m. march on the State Capitol to tell Gov. Robert McDonnell and the General Assembly: “Don't balance the budget on the backs of Virginia's working people!” The conference, march and rally are sponsored by the Virginia People's Assembly, an annual gathering of progressive activists held to coincide with the opening of the Virginia General Assembly. “ Jan. 14 is the day before the 83rd anniversary of the birth of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., so it'
This week on DefLIVE: Jason Brown and Mark Carter of Occupy The Hood RVA join me to discuss last Saturday's Occupy The Hood RVA General Assembly and what the rising up of the Occupy The Hood movement means to the Occupy Wall Street movement and other campaigns for economic and social justice in the US. DefendersLIVE airs Monday at noon on 97.3 LP FM in Richmond VA and online at and is rebroadcast Tuesdays online only at 11 am and 1pm.