Virginia NAACP Hosts Post Legislative Briefing

The Virginia State Conference NAACP (Virginia NAACP) hosted on Friday, March 3rd, a Post Legislative Briefing. The press conference recording can be found here.

Due to the closure of the 2023 Virginia Legislative Session, the Virginia NAACP addressed how the current legislative decisions will impact the community.

Virginia NAACP President Robert N. Barnette, Jr. issued the following statement today:

“We are calling for the opportunity to have our voices heard due to communities of color being underrepresented in Virginia.”

The Virginia NAACP has adopted a 2023 Legislative Agenda that focuses on Education, Healthcare, Housing, Environmental Climate Justice, Race and Justice, Workforce, Labor and Economic Empowerment, and Voting Rights and Political Representation.

Remarks were also shared by the Virginia NAACP Political Action Chair, Gaylene Kanoyton, and Legislative Coordinator for the Virginia NAACP, Tyee Mallory. The 2023 General Assembly Wrap-Up can be viewed here.

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Founded in 1935, the Virginia State Conference of NAACP Branches (Virginia NAACP) is the oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization in the Commonwealth, overseeing over 100 NAACP branches, youth councils, and college chapters. The Virginia NAACP is focused on being the preeminent voice of Black Virginians and advocating for policies and programs to benefit Blacks and people of color. You can read more about the Virginia NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas by visiting

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