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

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.

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.

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 deny women full health care.