Virginia NOW is a non-profit feminist organization whose purpose is to bring women into full participation in society --- sharing equal rights while living free from discrimination. We promote awareness of issues that impact women economically, legally, socially, and personally. Our chapters across Virginia work in their local communities and cooperate at the state level to promote feminist values and a progressive vision for a prosperous, thriving, and robust future for women and Virginia.
Collectively, we work towards these goals by raising and maintaining awareness of feminist responses to women's issues through education of the public at large via old and new media. We also strive to expand women's participation in Virginia politics and civic life through direct political work with feminist candidates, lobbying state legislature, and by collaborating with our ally organizations across the social spectrum.
The purpose of Virginia NOW is to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men.
Who We Are
A state chapter of the National NOW organization, the Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women works at the state level to empower women and expand their rights.
Join our mission to empower women and strengthen equality within Virginia by becoming a member today.
Virginia NOW (nor any of its local chapters) is NOT intended to be used as a crisis hotline for emergency resources.
The Virginia NOW Political Action Committee (PAC) expands women's participation in Virginia politics and civil life through direct political work with feminist candidates, both male and female, for office.