Join a postcard party for Terry McAuliffe

Have you heard? Terry McAuliffe leads Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race due almost exclusively to female voters, who prefer Virginia NOW PAC-endorsed McAuliffe over Tea Party favorite Cuccinelli by 24 points.

We have to keep up the pressure! That why Virginia NOW members are working hard to get out the women’s vote. This week, we are launching our “Women’s Votes Will Decide The Future” postcard campaign.

Right now, 25,000 postcards are being printed. Across the state, NOW members and friends are organizing postcard parties at homes, coffee shops, and community centers. If you’d like to join a postcard party, email legislativevp@vanow.org.

Want updates on VA NOW endorsements for the 2013 State Elections?? Find out who made the cut here: virginianow.wordpress.com/tag/endorsement .

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Virginia NOW State Conference 2013

When:
Saturday October 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Where:
George’s Restaurant, Johnson Center, GMU-Fairfax
4400 University Drive
Johnson Center (Bldg #29 on map)
Fairfax, VA 22030

Invited Speaker:
Robin Marty of RH Reality Check, to discuss her book Crow After Roe.

Schedule:
9 to 10: Registration and coffee; book signing with Robin Marty
10 to 12: Reproductive Rights with Robin Marty
12 to 1:30: Lunch
1:30 to 4: Voting Rights with NALEO, the Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights,
and NAACP (invited)

REGISTER HERE

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Endorsements for November’s election

The Virginia NOW (National Organization for Women) PAC is proud to endorse the following highly qualified candidates in the Nov. 5, 2013 election. These candidates will uphold and promote the Virginia NOW values of equality and justice.

(Note: these candidates are not incumbents. We will release our endorsed incumbent list next week.)

The Virginia NOW PAC was established in 1978 and endorses candidates at the state and local level who support our positions on a wide range of social justice issues affecting women and families. Virginia NOW is a membership organization with chapters in Alexandria, Arlington, Charlottesville, Fairfax County (NoVA), Fredericksburg, Montgomery County, Richmond, Rockbridge County, the Vienna-McLean area, and Williamsburg.

Virginia NOW fights for women’s rights and social justice, including access to comprehensive reproductive health services, equal pay, strong laws to protect women from sexual violence and all forms of harassment, health care for all, protection of voting rights and an end to voter suppression, and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to ensure that women are – at long last – part of the Constitution.

Statewide Office:
Terry McAuliffe   – Governor
Dr. Ralph Northam   – Lieutenant Governor
Mark Herring   – Attorney General

County Office:
Capt. Stacey Kincaid   - Fairfax City/County Sheriff

House of Delegates:
District 10 Monte Johnson
District 12 James Harder
District 13 Atif M Qarni
District 14 Dr. Gary Miller
District 16 Elizabeth Jones
District 21 Susan Hippen
District 22 Katie Webb Cyphert
District 30 Traci Dippert
District 31 Jeremy McPike
District 32 Elizabeth Miller
District 33 Mary Daniel
District 34 Kathleen Murphy
District 40 Jerrold Foltz
District 51 Reed Heddleston
District 53 Marcus Simon
District 55 Toni Radler
District 78 Linda Bryant
District 82 Bill Fleming
District 86 Jennifer Boysko
District 87 John Bell
District 88 Kathleen O’Halloran
District 93 Monty Mason
District 94 Robert Farinholt

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Sept. 12 Potluck & Politics!

Join us for POTLUCK & POLITICS
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12
6:30 – 8:45 pm
Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center Street, Herndon, VA

Meet House of Delegates Candidates Jennifer Boysko & John Bell

The Extreme Team of Ken Cuccinelli, EW Jackson and Mark Obenshain is waging a war on women right here in Virginia and it’s time to take back our state and WIN on November 5th. Join Northern Virginia women for an energizing evening to refresh our thinking about winning OUR War FOR Women and electing the moderate, pro-women pro-equality candidates – Terry McAuliffe for governor, Dr. Ralph Northam for lieutenant governor and Mark Herring for attorney general.

Bring a finger food dish and your ideas and concerns.
This is a free event, open to the public. Everyone welcome, bring your colleagues, friends, neighbors, family members!

For more information and to RSVP, contact Connie Cordovilla at 703-283-0483 or CordyNOVA@gmail.com.

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Sept. 8 fundraiser for Delegate Charniele Herring — join us!

NoVA NOW is proud to announce
that we’re among the sponsors of a fundraiser in  support of

Delegate Charniele Herring

Sunday, September 8, 2-4 p.m.
7221 Beechwood Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22307
703-768-6987 for directions

Support the reelection campaign of Delegate Charniele Herring,
Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia and Virginia House Minority Whip

Special guest Dorothy McAuliffe

RSVP online at http://www.charnieleherring.com

For more information contact Dylan Sweeney, 703-606-9705 or dylan@charnieleherring.com

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Join Us for Potluck and Politics, July 18

End the War on Women and Take Back Our State!

NoVA NOW Potluck & Politics
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 6:30-9 pm

Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church 22043

Everyone welcome!
Special guest: Democratic candidate Kathleen Murphy

Endorsed by the Virginia NOW PAC, Kathleen is running for the House of Delegates from the 34th District against Barbara Comstock, one of Virginia’s most extreme anti-women legislators. The 34th District includes all of Great Falls and parts of McLean, Vienna, Potomac Falls and Sterling.

Join like-minded Northern Virginia women for an energizing evening to refresh our thinking about winning OUR War FOR Women. The November statewide election is our time to get women’s issues discussed and supportive candidates elected — and we need be ready.

Bring a finger food dish and your ideas, concerns and pens so we can plan and get ready for action!

More information and to RSVP: contact Connie Cordovilla at 703-283-0483 or CordyNOVA@gmail.com

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Women’s Wednesday: Potluck and Politics on June 12

Women’s Wednesday: Potluck and Politics
June 12, 2013, 6:30- 9:00 pm
Fairfax City Library
10360 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030-2514

There’s a war on women right here in Virginia and it’s time for all of us to organize, take back our state and WIN for girls and women.

Join like-minded Northern Virginia women for an energizing evening to refresh our thinking about winning OUR War FOR Women. The November statewide election is our time to get women’s issues discussed and supportive candidates elected — and we need be ready.  Bring a finger food dish and exchange views with other local women who are interested in coming together around our important issues.

Bring your ideas, concerns and pens so we can plan and sign up for action! Everyone is welcome — invite a colleague or friend!

Conversation Participants: Continue reading

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Plan B is now available in Virginia

Emergency contraception, commonly called Plan B, is an FDA-approved form of contraception that prevents pregnancy after sex. Because it can stop a pregnancy before it starts,  it’s not an “abortion pill” but rather a “morning-after” pill that can be taken up to three days after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.

The Plan B pill is available at pharmacies without a prescription if you’re 17 or older but you need to ask for it at the pharmacy counter. (Those younger than 17 need a prescription.) There are four EC products on the market: Next Choice® (two pills), Plan B One-Step® (one pill), and Levonorgestrel Tablets, all of which work like a high-dose birth control pill. Another EC product, called ella®, is effective up to 5 days after unprotected sex but is only available by prescription.

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Beware of misleading CPCs

NoVA NOW supports a woman’s right to privacy and the right to walk into any facility she wants without insults or judgment.

If you choose to abort a pregnancy, visit a supportive facility such as Amethyst Health Center For Women in Manassas.

Beware of the crisis pregnancy center (CPC) called AAA Women for Choice, which intentionally misleads women about the status of her pregnancy, provides misleading facts about safe sex or the various forms of contraception, and/or any other possible health factors that might influence her decision to terminate her pregnancy.

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NoVA NOW elects slate of officers

Diana Egozcue – President
Victoria Bragunier – Executive Vice President
Paradise Kendra – Communications Vice President
Tannis Fuller – Development and Diversity Vice President
Marj Signer – Legislative Vice President
Lee Perkins – Treasurer

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