Women & Politics – VA NOW Advocacy Workshop

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Why did single women vote overwhelmingly for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in the November election? Because single women have the most to lose from an anti-women candidate. Getting out the pro-women vote and passing women-friendly legislation were the topics of Virginia NOW‘s annual advocacy workshop on Dec. 7.

Our presenters were NoVA NOW President Connie Cordovilla and Richmond NOW President Vicki Yeroian. Connie lead us in role playing exercises to fine tune our “asks” of legislators on issues such as the ERA, equal pay,  and ending unnecessary clinic regulations. Vicki presented a grassroots structure for advocacy at the committee level of the General Assembly to further our feminist legislative agenda.  Activists from throughout Virginia attended. For more information on VA NOW legislative priorities and plans, contact legislativevp@vanow.org


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