Copy of PS_ FB Cover Photo (3) November 24, 2020 TCI’s annual policy summit is a chance for advocates, partners, and people interested in Virginia policy to come together and discuss priorities, challenges, and opportunities going into the 2021 legislative session, which kicks off January 13. In place of our usual full-day, in-person summit, this year’s event will be FREE and take place across December 9-11 in the form of virtual meetings.
Budget Priorities to Advance Racial Justice and Meet COVID-19 Challenges August 14, 2020 by TCI Staff Download the Report (pdf) Much has changed in Virginia, across the United States, and around the world since the General Assembly first adopted a state budget back in March — on the very day the governor declared a state of emergency to combat COVID-19. Next week on August 18, legislators will return to Richmond to revisit those decisions in a very different landscape.
Infographic showing the disproportionate impact of the criminal justice system on Black people in Virginia, and showing the increase in general fund spending on state police in Virginia since fiscal year 2011 July 28, 2020 by Phil Hernandez, Laura Goren, and Kathy Mendes Racial injustice and unequal outcomes permeate our criminal justice system. A long history of discriminatory laws and practices—ranging from the so-called “Black Codes” that emerged in the Reconstruction era, to Jim Crow laws, to the more recent “broken windows” policing strategies and “three strikes” laws—means that race has always been a major factor at every stage of the criminal justice system.
2020 OnePager ImmigrantsAndTheEconomy_One_Pager October 27, 2020 by Laura Goren Virginia’s workforce is one of the most highly educated and highest earning in the nation and forms the backbone of an economy routinely ranked as among the nation’s strongest. Immigrants in our state play an important role in our economy. We have compiled the latest data in an easy-to-read, one-page infographic that offers a snapshot of the key facts about immigrants in the state and the economic contributions immigrants make to our economy.

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