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Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Rights In Louisiana – But We’ve Still Got Work To Do

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court’s decision today in June Medical Services v. Russo struck down a Louisiana law imposing targeted restrictions on abortion providers (TRAP laws) that the Court had previously found unconstitutional in Texas. TRAP laws are not designed to protect women’s health, but rather to expand the power of patriarchal church leaders and


Replace Mitch McConnell’s Empty Promises on Police Reform With Real Action

June 24, 2020- WASHINGTON,D.C. – TheSenate’s failure to movedecisivelyoncomprehensivepolicingreformunderscoresthe urgentneed for Congress to follow the lead of their constituents, who overwhelmingly support an end to abusive policing practices, state-sanctioned violence and systemic brutality against Black people at the hands of law enforcement.  Senate Democrats are right to call B.S. on


Juneteenth: Re-Commit to Racial Justice

"Juneteenth is a time to recommit ourselves to the work that remains undone. We remember that even in the darkest hours, there is cause to hope for tomorrow’s light." -Barack Obama
Juneteenth is a celebration of the day in 1865 that the remaining enslaved people in the United States learned of their freedom — some two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. The day has

Do The Math: Trump Has Added More Right-Wing Judges To The Courts Than Any Other President


WASHINGTON – Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell made a devil’s bargain to stack the federal judiciary with ultra-conservative judges, cementing opposition to women’s rights, workers’ rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ freedoms and environmental protections for generations to come. 

The U.S. Senate has confirmed 196 judges nominated by President Trump, including two associate justices of the


VA NOW: Work with Allies for Racial Justice


The murder of George Floyd has renewed our resolve to build a more equitable society. 
Since NOW’s founding, racial justice has been a core issue, but dismantling racism requires more of us than protesting. And the burden must not be on the shoulders of people of color. We believe the best way to honor the memory of George Floyd and all the other victims of racism is to work with allies to dismantle

OFFICIAL NOTICE FOR ALL VA NOW MEMBERS: State Conference, Election, Chapter De-Activation


 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


“Change Is Happening. We Are A Driving Force For Change”

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The murder-by-police of George Floyd shocked us to our core, broke our hearts, and enraged our sense of justice. Racial justice is at the core of NOW’s mission, and today, our membership is united in our determination to break down the foundation of racism, discrimination, and brutality at the core of law enforcement.  We demand that corrupt and murderous police be


Virginia Ratifies the ERA

On January 27, 2020, Virginia made history as the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. National NOW President Toni Van Pelt, Loudoun County NOW President Barb Jones and VA NOW Legislative VP Marj Signer were among thousands of NOW members leading the fight for ratification.

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