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AP: 4 Virginia legislative candidates, including ex-congressman, are accused of violence against women

Virginia NOW President Lisa Sales was quoted by the Associate Press in a recent story:

4 Virginia legislative candidates, including ex-congressman, are accused of violence against women

Equal Rights Amendment turns 100 years old without enshrinement to Constitution

Originally published by the Augusta Free Press on July 24, 2023

By Rebecca Barnabi Published date:

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Ahead of Friday’s 100th anniversary of the Equal Rights Amendment, Virginia Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan signed a discharge petition to compel the House to vote.

The vote on H.J. Resolution 25 would determine the affirmation of the ERA


ERA Centennial Convention in Seneca Falls: Intergenerational, Diverse and Determined

Originally published by Ms. Magazine on July 26, 2023

On July 21, 1923, the National Women’s Party unveiled the Equal Rights Amendment at the First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls in New York. Precisely 100 years later, contemporary ERA advocates gathered to mark this important historic milestone and plan for the final push for recognition of the ERA as the 28th


ICYMI: McClellan Takes Action on Equal Rights Amendment

Originally published by Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan (VA-04)

Today Marks 100th Anniversary Since Introduction of the ERA

In case you missed it: This week, Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan (VA-04), a Vice Chair of the Congressional ERA Caucus,took significant action ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Equal Rights Amendment to affirm it as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  



Call For Women’s Equality Rings Out

Originally published by Queens Gazette on July 19, 2023

Carolyn B. Maloney officially ringing the Nasdaq Closing Bell in honor of the Equal Rights Amendment and Women’s Equal­ity. Directly behind the podium (from l.): are Sally Greenspan (Downtown Women for Change), Lisa Sales (President of Vir­ginia NOW), Asia Khan (founder of the Sign4ERA Initiative), Carolyn B. Maloney, Zakiya Thomas

Virginia chapter of NOW bus to join Seneca Falls ERA event

Originally published by the Finger Lakes Times on July 19, 2023.

ERA Centennial party bus

SENECA FALLS — The Equal Rights Amendment Centennial Convention this weekend will welcome a busload of supporters from Virginia and Washington, D.C.

The colorful bus, adorned with pro-ERA messages, left the Capitol Building in Washington at 11 a.m. Tuesday, kicking off an East Coast bus tour that will end in Seneca Falls, the


First-Year Students Attend Virginia Law Audit Project Announcement

Originally published by Hollins University on January 26, 2023.

(Left to right) Jay Garcia ’26; Lisa Sales, president of the Virginia Chapter of NOW; and Elizabeth Barker ’26.

Hollins University students Elizabeth Barker ’26 and Jay Garcia ’26 visited the State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia, for the launch of the Virginia Law Audit Project (VLAP) by the Virginia Chapter of the National

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