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Special Edition: Sheila Bynum-Coleman (VA-62)

April 10, 2017

In this special candidate edition, I had the wonderful honor and opportunity to sit with Sheila Bynum-Coleman, candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 62nd District.

 

We talk a lot about a variety of issues including Gerrymandering, school-to-prison pipeline, and our education system.

 

Democratic Caucus - May 2, 2017
For information on where constituents in the 62nd District can vote on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 3-7pm, visit Sheila's website here: https://www.sheilafordelegate.com/voting-information

 

Gerrymandering

The film GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy On Its Head takes a look at the real issue with voter suppression and manipulation of our district boundary lines to favor one party. You can watch the entire video here:

 

School-to-Prison Pipeline

Virginia is the #1 state for the highest rate of students being funneled directly into the prison system.

 

From the ACLU website: 
"'Zero-tolerance' policies criminalize minor infractions of school rules, while cops in school lead to students being criminalized for behavior that should be handled inside the school. Students of color are especially vulnerable to push-out trends and the discriminatory application of discipline."

Check out the ACLU's website to learn more: https://www.aclu.org/issues/juvenile-justice/school-prison-pipeline

 

Up Next:
The PerSisters will be talking about some of the environmental issues concerning our nation all the way down to our local community here in the greater Richmond area. One event to note - there will be a Public Forum happening on April 30th from 2-5pm at the Chesterfield Tech Center with special guest Congressman Donald McEachin.

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