Virginia Chapter
National Organization for Women

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NOW is a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women’s rights. Our priorities are winning economic equality and securing it with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will guarantee equal rights for women; championing reproductive rights and justice and other women’s health issues; opposing racism; fighting bigotry against the LGBTQIA community; and ending violence against women.

Reproductive Rights and Justice

NOW affirms that reproductive rights are issues of life and death for women, not mere matters of choice. NOW fully supports access to safe and legal abortion, to effective birth control and emergency contraception, to reproductive health services and education for all women. We oppose attempts to restrict these rights through legislation, regulation or Constitutional amendment.

Constitutional Equality: Equal Rights Amendment

Equality in pay, job opportunities, political structure, social security and education will remain elusive without a guarantee of equality in the U.S. Constitution.

Ending Violence Against Women

NOW is unique in its approach to the issue of violence against women, emphasizing the interrelated factors and complexity of the issue.

Racial Justice

A leader in civil rights since 1966, NOW fights for equal opportunities for women of color in all areas including employment, education and health care.

LGBTQIA + Rights

NOW is committed to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas.

Economic Justice

NOW advocates for wide range of economic justice issues affecting women including a living wage, job discrimination, pay equity, social security and pension reform & more.