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 Nominations for State Offices. Due July 15. Send to

Virtual Bi-annual state conference: July 18, including election of officers.

Notice of National NOW de-activation of local chapters for non-compliance.


Calendar for State Council monthly meetings, events, celebrations, issue updates, elections. All VA NOW members are welcome to participate. 
June 6 – Saturday, 1 PM - VA NOW State Council Meeting
(all are virtual meetings via Zoom), comprised of state officers, chapter leaders and regional representatives (i.e. local leaders who have no official chapter but keep us up to date on their community’s actions and events). Registration Link is:


June 30 – Tentative VA NOW celebration of the centennial of the 19TH AMENDMENT and NOW’s 54th birthday. Details forthcoming. Ideas and volunteers welcome.

July 15 – nominations due for VA NOW, Inc. state elections. ALL OFFICES ARE UP FOR ELECTION. President Connie Cordovilla and VP Legislation Marj Signer ARE running for reelection. Open seats include Executive VP and VPs for Membership and Communications. Nominees must be NOW members for at least one year and submit a paragraph describing skills and qualifications to

July 18 – Saturday, 11-3 PM. Virtual bi-annual State Conference. All VA NOW members welcome. NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICERS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM THE FLOOR. If there are no contested elections for state offices, we will vote by acclimation at this meeting. Empty slots will be filled by appointment by the state President. If there are contested elections for the state offices, there will be a Candidates Forum at this meeting. Ballots will be sent and received via email. Members without email can download a ballot from the website and send via USPS surface mail one week in advance. Registration Link is:

August 4 – election closes, winners announced and take office August 5.

September 12 - 1 PM. VA NOW State Council Meeting. Registration link is:

October 17 – 1 PM. VA NOW State Council Meeting. Registration link is:

November 3 – National and State Election Day (VOTING BY MAIL IS RECOMMENDED).

November 7– 1 PM. VA NOW State Council Meeting. Registration link is:

December 5 – 1 PM. VA NOW State Council Meeting. The registration link is:

This is an official notice to VA NOW members in non-active chapters:

National NOW has completed the process of certifying all state and local NOW chapters. This includes checking on their status, their tax forms filed, annual reports to national, a certain number of meetings and activities, at least two active officers and a current checking account. Virginia NOW and the Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Loudoun County and Montgomery County (Blacksburg) chapters were deemed active. De-activated chapters include Alexandria, Arlington, Prince William, NOVA, Richmond, Tidewater, Vienna Area and Williamsburg. Rockbridge Chapter needs to be in contact with me by June 16th to confirm their status and action plan.

Members in these former chapters will become at-large members of the state chapter. If you would like to reactivate your chapter or serve as a regional representative from your community to the state VA NOW, please contact me at the email, phone or address listed below:

Forward in Equality,

Connie Cordovilla

President, VA NOW

7439 Patterson Road

Falls Church, VA 22043-1332