Thank you for attending the
After a year of organizing that included three public Speak-Outs, in Hampton, Roanoke and Richmond, the all-volunteer network has grown to 15 affiliated organizations with a website (vapjn.wordpress.com), a hard-copy newsletter read by hundreds of prisoners and a string of victories in supporting prisoner-activists.
Now we're preparing to intervene in the 2019 Virginia General Assembly, supporting bills that would improve the lives of our incarcerated sisters and brothers and opposing those that would not. To draw public attention to these issues, we held our second annual rally on Saturday, Jan. 12, again at Capital Square, by the Bell Tower.
We will continue to amplify the voices of prisoners and their families as they call for long-overdue legislative reform, provide an opportunity to hear the stories of mass incarceration and learn how people can get involved in creating real change.
If you care about Justice, and even if you couldn't join us at the rally, please help spread the word about these issues by sharing this page, and #vapjn with your Facebook friends! See the link at the top of this page for the handout "Bills to Follow in the 2019 Virginia General Assembly."
THIS RALLY WAS ENDORSED BY THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:
American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia
Bridging the Gap in Virginia
Coalition for Justice (Blacksburg)
House of Dreams Outreach & ReEntry of Hampton Roads
Interfaith Action for Human Rights (IAHR)
Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged and
Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality
Virginia Prisoner of Conscience
Virginia Prisons Accountability Committee
sponsored by the Virginia Prison Justice Network