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New Officers! Lisa Sales President, Kobby Hoffman EVP

The Board of Virginia NOW is pleased to announce the election of Lisa Sales of Fairfax County as president and Kobby Hoffman of Charlottesville as executive vice president for the 2022-2024 term. Virginia NOW is the grassroots arm of the women’s movement in Virginia, with more than 3,500 members and supporters throughout the Commonwealth.
 
Ms. Sales and Ms. Hoffman were elected at the statewide
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Is This The Country You Want to Live In?

By Barbara Levine, Co-Action Chair, The Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia
 
This question is for the legislators - local, state and federal - and for the judges. You are the people who have the power to decide this question. You are the folks who make the laws. You are the folks who interpret the laws and decide which precedents stand, and which you do not personally agree with
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Virginia NOW Bi-annual State Meeting and Officer Election 2-4 pm, Saturday, June 4th via Zoom

Virginia NOW will hold our Bi-annual State Meeting and and Officer Elections on Saturday, June 4th, from
2-4 pm, Via Zoom.
 
After registering you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.
 
Agenda
Introductions and Agenda Review – Connie Cordovilla, President
Program 
Saluting “Equality Champions”
 “Fifty Years in the Fight for
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Ending Misogyny and Discrimination Against Women in Our Judicial System 

April 20, 2022   
There's some good news from Richmond. The judicial system may be a little fairer - especially for women - as the result of two bills championed by Virginia NOW member Lisa Sales, based on her personal experiences as a women's rights advocate and sexual assault survivor.
 
The first bill - HB761, introduced by Sales’ delegate Paul Krizek (44th District, Fairfax County) - deals with
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Why Can't We Make Women's Equality The Law of the Land?

Opinion


By Jesse Wegman, The New York Times, Jan. 28, 2022
Even if you are a political junkie, there’s a good chance you didn’t realize that the United States Constitution grew 58 words longer this week.

Those words, which begin, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex,” are the text of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Our 2022 Legislative Priorities - for Justice, Equality, Women’s Rights

 

Virginia NOW Priority Bills 2022

Reproductive Health

     

HB1274/Freitas

SB70/Chase

SB735/ Ruff

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act- 20 week abortion ban

Pending

OPPOSE

HB983/Scott

Abortion Prohibitions

Pending

OPPOSE

HB212/ Greenhalgh

Biased Counseling

Pending

OPPOSE

HB304/Freitas

Treatment of “Born-Alive” Infant

Pending

OPPOSE

HB937/LaRock

Targets Planned Parenthood Funding

HWI

OPPOSE

HB823/Torian

Task Force on

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Just Days Into the Legislative Session, Republicans Already Filed Nearly A Dozen Anti-Abortion Bills

Just Days Into the Legislative Session, Republicans Have Already Filed Nearly A Dozen Anti-Abortion Bills

Richmond, Virginia—Republicans, some of whom promised that passing anti-abortion bills was not part of their agenda, have already filed a host of anti-abortion bills in week one of the 2022 Virginia General Assembly session. The proposed bills would reverse nearly all of the progress made

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Protect Abortion Rights? Virginia Democrats’ Vacation Plans Get in the Way

Protect Abortion Rights? Virginia Democrats’ Vacation Plans Get in the Way.  Edited for website

The New York Times, 12/17/21

“We’ve got two years to do our job each term, and I don’t know why we wouldn’t use all the time to do our jobs during that term,” Ms. Hudson said. “If not for Roe, for what?”

Democrats have less than a month left controlling Virginia before Republicans take over the House

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