Letter to Virginia Redistricting Commission on Language and Disability Access Deficiencies

November 14, 2021

Advancing Justice | AAJC joins other civil and human rights organizations in outlining language/disability deficiencies in VA redistricting process.

The undersigned call upon the members of the Virginia Redistricting Commission (“Commission”) to end English-only community engagement practices and actions that impair the equal opportunities of limited-English proficient (LEP) and disabled Virginians from participating in the redistricting process. As the Commission engages in a critical phase of its work, nearing the end of the redistricting process, we strongly urge it to quickly improve the ability of LEP and disabled Virginians and communities to understand and comment on the work of the Commission.