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Highlights from Billion Dollar Divide: Virginia’s Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice Challenge

by Frank Knaack, ACLU of Virginia Director of Public Policy and Communications
The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) is out with a great new report, and its findings should serve as a wake up call to Virginia’s lawmakers:

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Equal Pay Day is a Call to Action! Let’s Continue Working to Achieve Equal Pay for Women

By Aisha Huertas Michel, Director, Patricia M. Arnold Women’s Rights Project
April 8 is Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day into 2014 a woman must work to earn as much as a man did in 2013 alone.  On average women in the United States today still earn just 77 cents for every dollar that men earn and that is cause for concern. The wage gap needs to decrease and we are working hard to ensure that it will soon decrease for Virginia’s women.

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Will Manassas use its Zoning Law Update to Undermine Reproductive Freedom?

By Miriam Stiefel, ACLU of Virginia Reproductive Freedom Project Intern

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Celebrating Five Amazing Women and Their Right to Love as We Close Women’s History Month

By Aisha Huertas Michel, Director, Patricia M. Arnold Women’s Rights Project
Virginia is for lovers, or so they say. Yet, for many Virginians this motto couldn’t be further from the truth.
As Women’s History Month comes to an end, we honor five Virginia women who have stood up for their right to love the people they love – thus paving the way for a Virginia that is truly for ALL lovers.

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