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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!"

VA NOW Demands VA Senator Amanda Chase Retract Statement on Rape and Guns; Urges Her Defeat

Statement of Connie Cordovilla, VA NOW President
president@vanow.org
July 5, 2019

Virginia NOW demands that VA Senator Amanda Chase retract her recent Facebook statements regarding women, rape and handguns. Responding to a discussion of 2nd Amendment gun rights, Chase remarked that it's "those who are naive and unprepared that end up raped. Sorry but I'm not going to be a statistic." 

Rally Tuesday July 9 in Richmond to Prevent Gun Violence

Join VA NOW President Connie Cordovilla and Legislative VP Marj Signer, Charlottesville NOW board members, and many other advocates and elected officials Tuesday July 9th in Richmond to rally for gun violence prevention.

Scrap TRAP - Submit comment today

Today, we're asking you to take action to protect reproductive health services in Virginia. You've probably heard about "TRAP" restrictions on clinics. Yes, NARAL Pro-Choice VA and other leaders of the women's health community made some progress but we have suffered a setback. Please take a few minutes to submit a public comment to the Virginia Board of Health regarding politically motivated

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Act to Prevent Gun Violence

Governor Northam has called for a special session of the General Assembly to address the epidemic of gun violence. This is a bold move and one that Virginia NOW supports 100%. Not only are we all affected by gun violence tragedies like the one in Virginia Beach but as women's advocates we know that women bear a special burden: a staggering portion of violence against women is fatal, and a key

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NOW National Conference, July 19-21 in Minneapolis

Define YOUR Feminist Agenda at the NOW National Conference 
July 19 - 21, in Minneapolis

The conference, Feminist Agenda Rising: Our Time is NOW, is a can't miss weekend celebration of feminist empowerment.

Join us in Minneapolis where you’ll attend informative, relevant workshops, enjoy inspiring speakers, including Comedian Lizz Winstead, State Senator Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Representative Betty

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