Virginia NOW ENDORSED Candidates 2015

Virginia NOW rarely endorses candidates in a primary election but this year is different. There are two outstanding women running for the General Assembly who deserve your support – and they need it now:

  Delegate, 45th Delegate District
(Alexandria and part of Arlington)

 



Emily Francis
State Senate, 10th Senate District
(portions of Richmond and Chesterfield County along with Powhatan County)

 

Only 13% of the Virginia legislature is comprised of pro-choice women. No wonder the mandatory ultrasound bill sailed through and the ERA gets killed in committee. We need a legislature that represents US – more pro-choice, pro-ERA, pro-equality women.
Both Jakopic and Francis face well-funded opponents in their Democratic primaries. Elections are June 9th – so delaying is not an option. Go to their websites to learn why they deserve your support: www.juliefordelegate.com and www.francisforsenate.com. And then make a contribution to the VA NOW Political Action Committee and ask your friends to do the same.

 

Julie Jakopic

Julie Jakopic works tirelessly for women’s rights, mental health reform, quality education, and economic opportunity. She’s a leader with a clear vision who gets things done. She built a business. She’s led commissions and non-profit boards fighting for early childhood education, economic opportunity, social services, and housing. She’s forged coalitions by focusing on real needs. She has been endorsed by Delegate Rob Krupicka, the incumbent.

Emily Francis has built her career fighting for what’s right. As one of Virginia’s leading conservationists, she worked with scientists to devise plans to protect the Chesapeake Bay and with non-profit organizations to preserve our treasured landscapes, strengthen public health standards and protect consumers’ rights. The daughter of a nurse, she is firmly committed to protecting women’s access to reproductive health care and has earned the endorsement of Emily’s List.

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