Tag: the rutherford institute

Rutherford Institute asks Waynesboro accommodate churches on homeless-shelter issue

The Rutherford Institute is calling on the City of Waynesboro to accommodate local churches wishing to provide temporary shelters for the homeless during the winter months by allowing them to take refuge inside their existing church buildings. Institute attorneys are challenging the city’s current interpretation of its zoning ordinance which requires churches to apply for […]


The right to vote

Groups urge Kaine to restore voting rights for ex-felons Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Ten Virginia civil-rights and faith-based groups have joined together to ask Gov. Tim Kaine to issue an executive order that would restore voting rights to most or all of Virginia’s 300,000 individuals who are being denied the right to vote because […]


Fight for your right to T-shirts

You want to wear a campaign T-shirt, button or sticker into the polling place? The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, The Rutherford Institute and the ACLU of Virginia are with you. “Election Day should be a time for celebrating the personal freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution. On that of all days, […]


Virginia: Free-speech advocates vow to fight polling-place restrictions

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Want to wear a campaign-themed T-shirt or button to the polls? The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, The Rutherford Institute and the ACLU of Virginia has your back. “Thomas Jefferson understood that the first duty of government is to protect the freedom of expression. Regrettably, the […]