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On 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment, We Continue to Fight for the Vote

Today, Women’s Equality Day, marks a century since women finally won the vote and began to have a true voice in our democracy.
Watch this inspiring short video by
our partner, The Turning Point Suffrage Memorial:
The certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution did not end the battle for full civic participation, as states and

NOW PAC Endorses Biden-Harris: "reject the misogyny, racism and corruption of the Trump presidency and bring honor, decency, justice and feminist leadership to the White House.

The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) is proud and excited to announce its endorsement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and vice president of the United States of America.

Our nation has waited centuries for this moment and our members have spent four years preparing for this moment—to reject the misogyny, racism and corruption of the Trump


VA NOW Testimony to House of Delegates Committees on “School-to-Prison Pipeline”

Testimony on “School-to-Prison Pipeline”
Delivered August 6, 2020, to Joint Hearing of Committee on Public Safety and Courts of Justice Committee 

The Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) – the nation’s largest feminist advocacy organization – welcomes this opportunity to submit comments on the impact on women and girls of racial inequities in the criminal justice system.


Thursday, August 13th - Black Women's Equal Pay Day

Thursday, August 13th is Black Women’s Equal Pay DayThat means Black women had to work all of 2019 and until this day in 2020 to catch up to what white, non-Hispanic men earned in 2019 alone. Black women earn 62 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men. Or we can look at it another way: it takes 1 year plus an additional 226 days for Black women to get equal pay.
As allies for

SCOTUS Ruling on Birth Control Endangers Reproductive Health of Millions

By allowing virtually any employer or university to opt-out of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that contraception be covered by insurance plans without out-of-pocket


DNC Must Adopt Bold, Inclusive Vision for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice in 2020


Virginia Eliminates Backlog of Rape Kits

July 8, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has eliminated a backlog of thousands of untested rape kits, becoming only the seventh state in the country to do so, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said Wednesday.

Herring said the project to test rape kits — some decades old — began in 2015. Since then, 2,665 rape kits have been tested, 851 new DNA profiles have been uploaded into a national DNA


VA NOW Conference July 18: Forging a Path to Racial Equality

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 


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

Addressing Racial Justice in VA: Policing Reform and Beyond


NOW Demands that the ERA is Enshrined in the Constitution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW andover 50 women’s rights and civil rights organizations filed a joint amicus curiaebrief(with the assistance of Winston & Strawn LLP) urging the enshrinement of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the Constitution The brief was submitted in support of a lawsuit brought by the Attorneys General of Virginia, Illinois, and Nevada – all three states

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