Wednesday, February 4, is Women’s Lobby Day at the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond. Let’s show our strength and numbers by being there and speaking up.
What happens Wednesday? You can get an up-close look at the legislative process. Go to committee meetings, visit your elected representatives and other decision-makers, and see the House and Senate chambers. Join a terrific group of women for lunch (or have lunch on your own) and then visit the lieutenant governor’s office, arranged by the League of Women Voters.
The day starts at 8:30 am at the League of Women Voters Legislative Roundtable, 4th Floor at the General Assembly Building at 9th and Broad Streets. Legislators and advocates will address the roundtable on a variety of issues.
Important bills that Virginia NOW supports this session include:
The Equal Rights Amendment
Reporting Sexual Assault on Campuses
Repeal of Mandatory Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion
Legally Allowing Breast-feeding in Public Places
Removing Firearms From Domestic Abusers
Expanded Definition of Stalking
Thank you for reading this and for all you do every day for equality. Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday.
Marj Signer, VA NOW Legislative V-P