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Virginia Chapter of the

National Organization for Women

VA NOW in Action

We are realists. We demand the impossible. -- Graffito, Paris, May 1968


A feminist and progressive future is an unknown adventure. Only the brave want to go there. Others want to go back, back and back and back to a kind of power that reminds us of the Inquisition. 

Actions, Articles, Press Releases, News

New documents, for your use and reference, will be posted here as they become available during the legislative session and for advocacy or education all year long.  Bill Sheets describe bills of the week, their sponsors, VA NOW's position on the bill.  Sheets are listed with the newest on top, by week and date of posting. Follow our social media, and we'll direct you here when there's news.

 

2017

Virginia NOW Never Boycotted Wegmans
by Communications VP, Paradise Kendra


2016

Feminism, Globalization, and the Digital Voice
by Virginia NOW's own Web Editor, Katie Regan

2015

 

  Week 3, Jan 26

Family Health & Community Safety -- HOUSE -- -- SENATE

Voting Rights -- HOUSE -- -- SENATE

Civil & Human Rights -- HOUSE -- -- SENATE

 

  Week 2, Jan 20

Family Health & Community Safety -- HOUSE -- -- SENATE

Voting Rights -- HOUSE -- -- SENATE

Civil & Human Rights -- HOUSE -- -- HOUSE

 

  Week 1, Jan 13

Bill Sheet -- positions, background, and facts for bills on Family Health and Community Safety, for the House of Delegates.

Family Health and Community Safety -- for the Senate.

Richmond VA NOW's January 2015 Newsletter -- #BlackLivesMatter Week of Action, Young Feminists Conference 2015.

These documents up top are our advocacy/lobbying materials for 2014. We have an administration on our side, a majority in the state senate, and we plan to use them!!! Updates on email campaigns, the bills and committees that need to hear from you will appear on our Virginia NOW Online blog and are promoted over our Facebook and Twitter feeds (see bottom of any page).

To participate in these efforts, please read the materials here, and please contact our Lobbying Director or our Legislative Vice President through our contact page (click). Let's rock this state into great feminist shape!!! - See more at: http://vanow.org/represent/vanow-in-action#sthash.8zHFVZhX.dpuf

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2014

These documents are our advocacy/lobbying materials for 2014. We have an administration on our side and we plan to use them!!! More action and background info on email campaigns, the bills and committees that need to hear from you will appear on our Virginia NOW Blog and are promoted over our Facebook and Twitter feeds (see bottom of any page).

To participate in these efforts, please read the materials here, and please contact our Lobbying Director or our Legislative Vice President through our contact page. Let's rock this state into great feminist shape!!!

 

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GET YOUR TRAP PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD GUIDES HERE!

TRAP Forum at Virginia's Regulatory Townhall


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Action Pages, Sample Email and Tweets : ACT NOW to Protect Choice in VA!!!-- posted 2014-2-20

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  • January 2014 Feminist Newsletter (thanks RvaNOW!)  We are advocating! Get with the Program! -- posted 2014-1-21
  • Rumors of our Equality Are Greatly Exaggerated: Virginia NOW's ERA Press Release of why the Equal Rights Amendment is still relevant and "ways to take action" to ratify equal rights for all citizens within Virginia.
  • Prosecute Military Rape: Virginia NOW asks you contact our federal senators and tell them to support S.967. -- posted 9.1.13.
  • Endorsements: Virginia NOWis proud to endorse the following highly qualified candidates in the Nov. 5th, 2013, election. Download the PDF below  -- posted 8.18.13
  • Incumbents Who Have Earned Our Endorsement! The Virginia NOW PAC today announced its endorsement of 19 incumbent members of the House of Delegates for re-election Nov. 5th. -- posted 10.3.13
  • Virginia NOW issues a personal liberty statement against AG Cuccinelli's efforts at an "anti-sodomy" law. Oh, please share! Download the PDF below  -- posted 8.05.13
  • Barbara Comstock (R), a woman but not a feminist, is running for VA's 34th against Kathleen Murphy (D) a woman and a feminist. We have Comstock's voting record on issues of concern to women and progressives. Have a look at the PDF below, & share. Hint: it's scary.-- posted 7.24.13
  • McAULIFFE & CUCCINELLI SIDE-BY-SIDE! or download the PDF below  -- posted 6.26.13

 

 Not voting is a vote for the past, a vote against women in Virginia and the future prosperity of the commonwealth!
Voting information --> Virginia's Voter Registration


Not voting is a vote for the past, a vote against women in Virginia and the future prosperity of the commonwealth! Need info on Virginia's Voter Registration? Click (here). - See more at: http://vanow.org/represent/vanow-in-action#sthash.8zHFVZhX.dpuf
Attachments:
Download this file (2014 Committee Team Bill Tracking 2.pdf)Team Emails Topics and Committees for 1-28 to 2-1[Last Week of January Email Program]531 kB
Download this file (2014 Committee Team Bill Tracking 3.pdf)Tracking Bills Feb 3-9[ ]529 kB
Download this file (2014 Committee Team Bill Tracking 5.pdf)Bill Tracking Guide Feb 17-21[Bills, Committees, Process]639 kB
Download this file (2014 Committee Team Bill Tracking.pdf)Committees and Bills Jan 23-27[Advocacy Teams, Write Your Emails!!]533 kB
Download this file (2014 VA NOW Bill Sheet.pdf)Bills to Watch[What we support, what we oppose. ]503 kB
Download this file (2014 VA NOW Bill Sheets 3.pdf)All Bills, summaries, our positions[The Big Picture]914 kB
Download this file (2014 VA NOW Bill Sheets 4.pdf)Updated Bill Fact Sheet -- Feb 3.[Updated Bill Fact Sheet -- Feb. 3]905 kB
Download this file (2014 VA NOW Bill Sheets 6.pdf)Bill Sheets Feb 17-21[Bills Family Health and Community Safety]874 kB
Download this file (2014 VA NOW Bill Sheets 7.doc)Bill Sheet 7, Governor\'s Edition[ ]93 kB
Download this file (2015 House Civil and Human Rights.pdf)2015 House Civil and Human Rights Week 3[2015 House Civil and Human Rights Week 3]778 kB
Download this file (2015 House Health and Safety.pdf)2015 House Health and Safety Week 3[2015 House Health and Safety Week 3]777 kB
Download this file (2015 House Voting Rights.pdf)2015 House Voting Rights Week 3[2015 House Voting Rights Week 3]770 kB
Download this file (2015 Senate Civil and Human Rights.pdf)2015 Senate Civil and Human Rights Week 3[2015 Senate Civil and Human Rights Week 3]695 kB
Download this file (2015 Senate Health and Safety.pdf)2015 Senate Health and Safety Week 3[2015 Senate Health and Safety Week 3]776 kB
Download this file (2015 Senate Voting Rights.pdf)2015 Senate Voting Rights Week 3[2015 Senate Voting Rights Week 3]770 kB
Download this file (2015 VA NOW House Bills - Family Health and Community Safety.pdf)2015 VA NOW House Bills - Family Health and Community Safety.pdf[ ]845 kB
Download this file (2015 VA NOW Senate Bills -- Family and Health and Community Safety.pdf)2015 VA NOW Senate Bills -- Family and Health and Community Safety.pdf[ ]829 kB
Download this file (ACLU TRAP Talking Points.pdf)ACLU TRAP Talking Points[ACLU TRAP Talking Points]323 kB
Download this file (ACLU VA Toolkit for TRAP Public Comment Period.doc)ACLU TRAP Toolkit[ACLU TRAP Toolkit]56 kB
Download this file (Action Toolkit - Anti-Choice Budget Amndts in House 1.doc)BUDGET TOOLKIT -- Stop Anti-Choice Amendments[Sample Email, Tweets]37 kB
Download this file (FemLetter17.pdf)FemLetter17.pdf[ ]1296 kB
Download this file (FemNewsLetr 2014-1-15.pdf)Feminist Newsletter Jan \'14[The Program and how to get up to it!]135 kB
Download this file (House Bill Sheet 2015 Civil and Human Rights Wk 3 Jan 20.pdf)House Bill Sheets 2015 Civil and Human Rights Wk 3[House Bill Sheets 2015 Civil and Human Rights Wk 3]553 kB
Download this file (House Bill Sheet 2015 Voting Rights Wk 3 Jan 20.pdf)House Bill Sheets 2015 Voting Rights Wk 3[House Bill Sheets 2015 Voting Rights Wk 3]545 kB
Download this file (House Bill Sheets 2015 Family Health and Community Safety WK3 Jan 20 a.pdf)House Bill Sheets 2015 Family Health and Community Safety Wk 3 [House Bill Sheets 2015 Family Health and Community Safety Wk 3]775 kB
Download this file (House Bill Sheets 2015 Family Health and Community Safety WK3 Jan 20.pdf)House Bill Sheets 2015 Family Health and Community Safety Wk 3[House Bill Sheets 2015 Family Health and Community Safety Wk 3]775 kB
Download this file (Lobbying 101.ppt)Lobbying 101[What, When, and How to do advocacy with legislators.]2967 kB
Download this file (McAuliffe_Cuccinelli_Side-by-Side.pdf)McAuliffe & Cuccinelli Side-by-Side![Don't let Ken Cuccinelli soft-sell your friends. Give them this flyer.]281 kB
Download this file (Senate Bill Sheet 2015 Civil and Human Rights Wk 3 Jan 20.pdf)Senate Bill Sheet Civil and Human Rights Wk 3[Senate Bill Sheet Civil and Human Rights Wk 3]548 kB
Download this file (Senate Bill Sheet 2015 Family Health and Community Safety Wk 3 Jan 20.pdf)Senate Bill Sheet Family Health and Community Safety Wk 3[Senate Bill Sheet 2015 Family Health and Community Safety Wk 3]549 kB
Download this file (Senate Bill Sheet 2015 Voting Rights Wk 3 Jan 20.pdf)Senate Bill Sheet Voting Rights Wk 3[Senate Bill Sheet Voting Rights Wk 3]544 kB
Download this file (Stalking fs HB1226.pdf)Fact Sheet Cyber Stalking Bill[Updates to VA Stalking Laws for the 21st Century]1239 kB
Download this file (Tracking Bills.ppt)How to Track Bills 101[Guide to Tracking Bills in VA Legislature]726 kB
Download this file (TRAP Public Comment Guide-NOW.pdf)VA NOW TRAP Comment Guide PDF[VA NOW TRAP Comment Guide PDF]255 kB
Download this file (TRAP Public Comment Meme.jpg)VA NOW TRAP Comment Meme[VA NOW TRAP Comment Meme]93 kB
Download this file (VA NOW 2014 GA Fact Sheets FINAL.pdf)Fact Sheet March 3-8 Governor\'s Edition[ ]1116 kB
Download this file (VA NOW 2015 Legislative Agenda.pdf)2015 Legislative Agenda[ ]116 kB
Download this file (VA NOW General Assembly Strategy.pdf)GA Advocacy Strategy[Details for getting with the program]566 kB
Download this file (VA NOW Personal Liberty - Statement - Web.pdf)VA NOW Personal Liberty Statement[Virginia Is for Lovers, Ken.]239 kB