Virginia Chapter
National Organization for Women

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On Saturday, July 18, Virginia NOW will hold our bi-annual state conference via ZOOM to  elect state officers  and to  move our feminist justice and equality agenda forward . The conference will be held from 1 to 3pm. To register, contact president@vanow.org 

Agenda

A Legislative Look-Ahead
Eileen Filler-Corn , Speaker of the VA House 

Addressing Racial Justice in VA: Policing Reform and Beyond
Charniele Herring , Majority Leader of the VA House
Delegate Elizabeth Guzman, 31st District
Lynda Garcia, Policing Campaign Director, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Election of Virginia NOW State Officers (nominations due July 15, also can be made from the floor -details below) 

Looking to the Elections of 2020
Fresh Faces for the US Congress- A Preview
Qasim Rashid , JD – Candidate, 1 st  Congressional District 
Cameron Webb , MD- Candidate, 5 th  Congressional District 

Access for Every Voter: Fighting Voter Suppression
Temi Amoye  – Virginia State Director, NextGen America 
Brianna Carmen  -Director of Organizing and Partnerships, Voto Latino

Election Update - Winning The Senate and the White House 
Pat Reuss, Virginia NOW Executive Vice President and PAC Coordinator

Open Mike- Chapter Actions
Charlottesville
Loudoun County
Montgomery County

Other Reports and audience questions/suggestions

 

NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICE ARE DUE JULY 15.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the meeting. Please direct questions about membership to  president@vanow.org 

All elected offices are open: president, executive vp, legislative vp, membership vp, communications vp. Descriptions of officer positions are at  https://vanow.org/about-us/governance . Nominees must be NOW members for at least a year. To nominate a person for office or to self-nominate, submit a paragraph describing skills and qualifications to  nominations@vanow.org . Members will be appointed by the state president to serve in unfilled offices.

 All members in good standing at least 30 days prior to the election date may vote. A member in good standing has paid dues/renewed their membership in that period of time.

 If there are no contested offices, we will vote by acclimation at the meeting. If any offices are contested, we will hold a candidates forum at this meeting. Ballots will be sent and received via email. Members without email can download a ballot from  www.vanow.org  and send it via USPS surface mail to 7439 Patterson Road, Falls Church, VA 22043-1332.