Virginia Chapter of the

National Organization for Women

Virginia NOW's Statewide Elections
Mark Your Calendars for April 7, 2018

Elections will be held on April 7th in Frederickburg, Virginia!  All active Virginia NOW members may vote in our new officers.  In person voting only.  (The state of Virginia now only allows in person elections - no email/phone voting).  Special guest speakers include Ellie Smeal and Alice Cohen - the icons of the ERA Movement and officers of Feminist Majority.  Spend a day with history.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided. 

Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Fox Point Clubhouse, 6120 Blackstone Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407 
Guest Speakers: Ellie Smeal and Alice Cohen
Event Fee: $35 (lunch included) 
Payment accepted via PayPal or mailed in check to P.O. Box 3662, Fredericksburg VA 22402-3662.

Position Openings
The above positions are both elected and appointed positions and are for the moment, unpaid.  In order to run for any position, you must be a member in good standing of Virginia NOW.  For the elected positions, your membership must be of three or more years duration.

Serve as a spokesperson for VA NOW on all matters except those under the Legislative VP, appoint members of VA NOW committees and state council, preside over meetings with VA NOW and state council, resolve conflicts, and foster communication across state chapters.

Executive Vice President  (Elected)
Assist the President in operation of the state organization, manage state meetings, caucuses, and conferences, and assume the responsibilities of the President if the President becomes unable to perform them.
Legislative Vice President (Elected)
Represent women's legal rights and VA NOW's legislative interests to the Virginia General Assembly. Travel to Richmond during the annual legislative session and promote all of VA NOW's desired bill additions/changes to the Virginia House and Senate. Manage the organization's relationship with policymakers, government officials, and allied advocates.

Non-Profit Grant Writer (Appointed)
Become familiarized with VA NOW's programs, goals, and financial needs. Research potential funding opportunities and prepare grant proposals professionally and effectively. 
Print/Digital Promotional Designer (Appointed)
Assist the Communications VP (and/or specified VA NOW chapters) with press releases, mail/e-mail invites, organization updates, public relations/media, graphic design and marketing development, and social media campaigns.
Historian (Appointed)
Have a love for archiving with a background in photography and video editing. Document, convert, transfer, preserve, and archive the history of women in Virginia. Ensure VA NOW's history and media files are safe and secure. Help us archive the feminist foremothers of Virginia!


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