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Virginia NOW invites you to join other members, friends and supporters Thursday, February 14th to rally on the Capitol steps in Richmond in support of the Equal Rights Amendment. National NOW President Toni Van Pelt will be speaking! Together, we can make history by making Virginia the 38th state to ratify the ERA.

The Resolution to ratify the ERA has resoundingly passed the Senate but is being held hostage by a House committee. Today, Virginia NOW President Connie Cordovilla contacted delegates to tell them timely action is needed this week to shine a bright light of success on our beleaguered Commonwealth. The ERA needs to come to the House floor, where there is bipartisan support to pass, and we can show that Virginia is the state for lovers of equality. Contact your delegate now with this message: 81% of all Virginians are in favor of ERA Ratification. Bring the ERA to the floor for a vote.

On February 14th, we're meeting at 10:00 am in front of the Capitol. Look for our green-and-white banner and green rounds stating, "ERA YES." We'll have a brief orientation on lobbying and the ERA followed by the Rally at 10:30 and then greeting and visiting delegates to get our "Ratify the ERA Message" out.



Thanks to a small grant from national NOW, we are offering a limited number of reimbursements for our members. Your roundtrip mileage to Richmond and back will be funded at $.56/mile. Parking in Richmond will be reimbursed up to $25 with dated receipts. A food allowance of up to $15 will also be paid with dated receipts. An expense form and return envelope will be sent; please contact Connie Cordovilla at We will have a sign-up sheet at the event.

We hope you will fill your car with your friends and join us February 14th to help ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. You can reach Connie Cordovilla with questions or for further information at or 703-283-0483. We look forward to seeing you on February 14th in Richmond. Thanks!

Keep fighting for equality

Connie Cordovilla, Pat Reuss, Marj Signer, Barbara Haley
VA NOW State Officers

More information about Virginia ERA campaign: and


Keep calling House Speaker Kirk Cox. 804-698-1066 or email

Call Minority Leader Eileen Filler-Corn (804) 698-1041 or email

Message: Bring the ERA resolution to the House floor for a vote. Let the people decide.