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Virginia Chapter of the

National Organization for Women

Represent :: Virginia NOW


Track the bills and legislators in Virginia!

How to Contact Your Elected Officials
Telephone numbers, physical and email addresses for every federal, state, and local elected leader. Want to talk to your representatives or just any of them at all, for any reason -- this link is your friend.

 




REGISTER TO VOTE!

Additional Voting Resources -- Know Your Rights!
ACLU of Virginia's Voting Rights Guides
(available in both English and Spanish)

 

Virginia Department of Elections
Telephone: 804-864-8901

Fairfax County Voting Locations

Telephone: 703-222-0776

Arlington, Virginia Voting Locations
Telephone: 703-228-3456

Fredericksburg, Virginia Voting Information

Richmond, Virginia Voting Information
Telephone: 804-646-5950

Charlottesville, Virginia Voting Information

 

 Progress VA's Voter Guide

 

Thinking of starting your own non-profit?  Advice for how to do that within Virginia:

1. Starting a Nonprofit in Virginia
2. How to Form a Virginia Nonprofit Corporation

 


 



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Women, Run for Office!!


Not nearly enough women hold political office in Virginia. Only 6 of the 40 State Senate seats. Only 19 of the 100 House of Delegates seats. Of our 18 largest cities, only 3 have women mayors. Run For Office!
 
Emerge Virginia offers women a six-month training in every aspect of running for office and living a political and public life. It's run by women who have experienced political life as candidates, office holders, and staffers both in the state and nationally. Emerge Virginia supports and trains Democratic women to succeed in politics and shape policy. Emerge Virginia focuses on training women to run for political office.
 
The Farm Team is a related organization that educates and trains women for all levels of political leadership and work. They've been active since 2008, and have a valuable and effective set of resources and training courses.
 
In 2013, VaNOW endorsed 23 women, and all Democrats. Why? Because there were no Republicans who asked us to endorse them, and because none of their candidates support NOW's policy agenda. We would be excited to see a moderate Republican woman, who supported our agenda, run for office and make the case that fiscal and cultural conservativism don't have to walk hand in hand. Who knows, in future elections, something that interesting and exciting could happen. When the GOP in Virginia start training such women for office, we'll be happy to add their organization to our resources. 
 
The Virginia NOW PAC endorses the candidates who contact us and request to be (that is, we send our application to them). We also endorse incumbents whom we have previously endorsed based of their dedication and service to expanding women's rights in Virginia.