Racism and Religious Bigotry
As a longtime member of the NAACP, Shelly knows we need leaders in Richmond who aren’t afraid to stand up to racism in all its forms. At a time when racism and religious bigotry are on the march across America, and have hit close to home, Shelly knows we need Delegates who stand up to prejudice, divisiveness and hatred. Shelly will always stand strong with our minority communities and will always vigorously oppose and protest efforts to sow division based on race or creed.
Shelly believes members of the LGBTQ+ community must have equal rights before the law. She’ll always defend non-discrimination protections in the workplace. She knows how important it is that we work to create a society where our LGBTQ +youth are happy and healthy, instead of disproportionately affected by mental health issues and suicide. In Richmond, she supports LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination bills in public service and housing.