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VA Legislative Black Caucus Announces Its 2021 Legislative Agenda

"Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis; Providing an Option to Request Racial Impact Statements on Legislation; Investing in and Supporting our Commonwealth’s HBCUs"; etc.

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Good stuff from the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus:

2021 Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Agenda 

In 2020 our Commonwealth and our country faced a series of deep-seated crises, from a global pandemic and the economic issues that arose as a result to the scourge of systemic racism and racial injustice that has plagued our nation since its founding. In the face of these challenges, the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (VLBC) was able to successfully champion and pass historic and important policy reforms centered around justice, access, civil rights, and equity.

Yet many challenges still lie ahead in 2021, as these crises continue into the new year. The VLBC’s 2021 Legislative Agenda is focused on building upon last year’s policy successes to continue to address these challenges and to effectively meet new and developing challenges.

In the 2021 Session, the VLBC will continue to push for justice and equity, including by:

  • Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis
  • Providing an Option to Request Racial Impact Statements on Legislation
  • Investing in and Supporting our Commonwealth’s HBCUs

In addition, the VLBC will champion legislation on the following policy areas:

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