Poor People's Campaign -- Poverty and Inequality Fact Sheet on Virginia #TAKEACTION #Resources #Training

Michael Deal
 

Read some startling statistics about poverty and inequality right here in Virgina.

https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PPC-state-fact-sheet-Virginia.pdf

Just a few excerpts: 
  • 40% of people in Virginia are poor or low-income—a total of 3.3 million residents.

     
    More than 508 thousand residents cannot vote due to felony disenfranchisement
  • Of the over 37 thousand people imprisoned in Virginia as of 2017, about 62% are people of color.
  • Black residents of Virginia are incarcerated at 5 times the rate of White residents.
  • From 2008 to 2014, VA law enforcement received at least $30.4 million in federal military equipment.
  • 710 thousand people in Virginia are uninsured as of 2018.
  • Over 5 thousand people in Virginia are homeless as of 2018.
  • 1.4 million make under $15 an hour—39% of VA’s workforce as of 2018, the 38th highest of all states.
  • The minimum wage in Virginia is $7.25 in 2019. 
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