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July 7, 2021 | In the News · The Latest

WTVR: Byrd statue removed from Capitol Square

RICHMOND - The statue of Harry F. Byrd, Sr. has stood tall over Virginia's Capitol Square for 45 years, but Wednesday morning, contractors brought it down. "Today is another step in our journey to tell our true history in Virginia," said Delegate Jay Jones of Norfolk, who introduced the bill...

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April 19, 2021 | In the News

The Roanoke Times: Hope, Scott and Simon: Jones backs ending qualified immunity

Brooklyn Center. Virginia Beach. Windsor. Yet again, we are being forced to reckon with a broken system of policing in our country that devalues Black lives, erodes trust between law enforcement and our communities, and threatens public safety.

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February 22, 2021 | In the News · The Latest

VPM: Death Penalty Abolished by Virginia Legislature

The General Assembly has approved landmark legislation to abolish the death penalty in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam may sign the bill within a week. Opponents of the death penalty cite the high cost, the possibility of executing the innocent, and the disproportionate racial impact. Almost half of...

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January 28, 2021 | In the News · The Latest

Augusta Free Press: Laborers’ union endorses Jay Jones for attorney general

Norfolk Democratic Del. Jay Jones has received the endorsement of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) for his campaign for the Democratic Party attorney general nomination. Jones and LIUNA share the belief that civil rights and workers’ rights must be fought for together, and...

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