Social Reparations: Re-Allocating Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Profits Toward Sexual Assault Care

By Emma Copeland |

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Roosevelt @ George Mason’s Emma Copeland and Taylor Pigram wrote a 10 Ideas policy to advocate for the Virginia ABC to allocate 20% of it’s annual profits to sexual assault care.

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Because one in five women is sexually assaulted on college campuses,4 it makes symbolic sense to use that fraction to represent the amount of profit reallocated from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) towards the creation of new programs and after-care options for victims. The ABC brings in $134 million in profit each year.5 20 percent would be approximately $27 million to go towards the creation of programming on Virginia public college campuses.


Emma Copeland is a junior at George Mason University, a founding member of Roosevelt @ Mason, and a member of Roosevelt's Brain Trust for the Mid Atlantic.