Recently many of you received a letter announcing our exciting plans for a VA NOW state conference. Please know that it was mailed weeks ago, but bulk mailing delayed its delivery. So with all the latest restrictions and due to an abundance of caution and concern over the current health crisis facing our state and our nation, the Executive Committee of Virginia NOW, Inc. has decided to postpone its Annual State Meeting and Elections scheduled for April 18, 2020 until gatherings of 50 or more people are sanctioned by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the VA Department of Health. We hope that a time in midsummer may be possible.
On January 27, 2020, Virginia made history as the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. National NOW President Toni Van Pelt, Loudoun County NOW President Barb Jones and VA NOW Legislative VP Marj Signer were among thousands of NOW members leading the fight for ratification.
January 15, 2020
RICHMOND, VA – After a hundred-year journey full of heartbreaks and triumphs, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is poised to finally be part of the Constitution of the United States. NOW President Toni Van Pelt is standing on the floor of the Virginia’s House of Delegates today as they vote to become the 38th and final state needed to ratify the ERA.