Virginia NOW Statewide Elections April 7th in Fredericksburg

Elections for state officers will be held on Saturday, April 7th in Frederickburg, Virginia!  All current Virginia NOW members may vote in this election (this includes those who join at the state conference on April 7th). We conduct our elections with in-person voting; we do not use email or phone voting.

Officers to be elected are state president, state executive vice-president and state legislative vice-president (position descriptions below).  To run for these positions, you must be a member for three or more years (or have the recommendation of a state officer or chapter officer). Those wishing to be a candidate may announce their candidacy at the conference as well as before at http://vanow.org/contact/positions-and-openings

Special guest speakers include Ellie Smeal and Alice Cohen – the icons of the ERA Movement and officers of the Feminist Majority.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Fox Point Clubhouse, 6120 Blackstone Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Guest Speakers: Ellie Smeal and Alice Cohen
Event Fee: $35 (lunch included)
Payment accepted via PayPal or mailed in check to P.O. Box 3662, Fredericksburg VA 22402-3662.

Officers to be elected
President – Serve as a spokesperson for VA NOW on all matters except those under the Legislative VP, appoint members of VA NOW committees and state council, preside over meetings with VA NOW and state council, resolve conflicts, and foster communication across state chapters.

Executive Vice President Assist the President in operation of the state organization, manage state meetings, caucuses, and conferences, and assume the responsibilities of the President if the President becomes unable to perform them.

 Legislative Vice PresidentRepresent women’s legal rights and VA NOW’s legislative interests to the Virginia General Assembly. Travel to Richmond during the annual legislative session and promote all of VA NOW’s desired bill additions/changes to the Virginia House and Senate. Manage the organization’s relationship with policymakers, government officials, and allied advocates.

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