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We’re All Part of the History Being Made in Virginia Today

January 15, 2020

RICHMOND, VA – After a hundred-year journey full of heartbreaks and triumphs, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is poised to finally be part of the Constitution of the United States. NOW President Toni Van Pelt is standing on the floor of Virginia’s House of Delegates today as they vote to become the 38th and final state needed to ratify the ERA.


Don't stop NOW: Our 2020 prospects

At Virginia NOW, our excitement over this historic election isn't stopping. It's fueling our determination to make real progress in achieving equality.

But first, let's celebrate victories.

Indivisible Action: Your 5 Weekly To-Dos

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Indivisable Action's Five Weekly To-Dos to Get Involved in Your Local Legislature

House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Votes for Bill to Remove Deadline for ERA Ratification

By Connie Cordovilla, VA NOW President

The House Judiciary committee held one of the most important votes on women's issues this year on November 13 when it considered a proposed bill (H.J. Res. 53, Speier, D-CA) to remove the deadline that the Senate imposed on the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972 by then Senator Sam Ervin.

Exciting Election Victory in Virginia

Virginia will finally have state legislative leaders who value equality and justice that includes all of us and who are champions for inclusive policies and laws that especially work for women, children, and hard-working families.

Abortion Rights Case Makes It Clear We Need Pro-Choice Legislature in Virginia

Statement by NOW President Toni Van Pelt and Virginia NOW President Connie Cordovilla

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a split decision that continues to limit women's reproductive health and rights in Virginia, a federal district court ruled this week on four Virginia laws that have impeded abortion access for years. The laws are a result of Republican leadership in Virginia and their determination to

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Virginia NOW comments to Virginia State Crime Commission on Gun Bills

To: Virginia State Crime Commission
Re: Gun Bills
From: Virginia Chapter, National Organization for Women (NOW), Marjorie Signer, Legislative Vice-President

These comments about the issue of gun violence as it impacts women are submitted on behalf of the Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), a membership organization with local chapters throughout the Commonwealth

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You're Invited: Women's Equality Day and 2019 Campaign Kickoff

Please join the Virginia NOW PAC board and advisors, our hosts, and special guests to celebrate Women's Equality Day and kick off our General Assembly campaign

We're gathering Monday, August 26th, at Kilroy's in Springfield, 5250 Port Royal Rd., from 6:30-8:30 pm. Come meet our Equality candidates and engage with our leaders and ground troops. Help make history!

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Volunteer to Help Virginia Elect "Equality Champions"

Virginia can be the final state to ratify the ERA in 2020 if we protect our pro ERA incumbents in November and win just two more seats in the currently anti ERA state House and Senate.

"Sign up! Speak up! Ante up!"

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