Stand for Women NOW Rally!

 NOW

Come out to support PWC NOW’s Stand for Women NOW Rally! This Rally is designed to promote voter registration and to stress the importance of supporting the advancement of women in politics and leadership roles within our communities. This is the last opportunity for all to register to vote and be heard in the upcoming elections.

Get involved in the community portion of the day, where you can purchase food and meet businesses and organizations from all over the Commonwealth beginning at 2pm. There is no entry fee or tickets required to visit the vendors. VOTER REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THIS EVENT! If you have not registered to vote, this will be one of the last days to register! To register you must be a US citizen, be a resident of Virginia, be 18 years old by the next general election, had voting rights restored (if convicted of a felony or declared mentally incapacitated).

The Rally event will take place at 4pm

-There will be guest speakers and entertainment.
-Entry fee is $10 per person for stadium seating.
-Children 12 years and younger are free!
-Handicap seating and accessibility available.

-You must have a copy of your ticket presented at the gate to enter the stadium area.

To purchase your tickets, please go to our Evenbrite site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-for-women-now-voter-registration-and-equality-rally-food-vendors-entertainment-tickets-17799610113. Please bring a copy of your purchase confirmation/ticket. We will not have the ability to look up your information at the door. PWC NOW is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.

For more info. contact Hala Ayala at 703-402-1970 or email her at: pwcnow@gmail.com Like PCW NOW on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/pwcnow

We Stand With Planned Parenthood!

#StandWithPP: Rally in Support of Planned Parenthood

On Tuesday July 28, Planned Parenthood will be facing organized protests from anti-choice activists in at least 60 cities. Here in Washington, D.C., the National Organization for Women is coordinating a counter-protest to show that we #StandWithPP.  The recent attacks on Planned Parenthood are deceptive, dangerous, and disgusting.  We know the truth: Planned Parenthood saves lives.

Come out to show your support! We are proud to #StandWithPP!

LOCATION: U.S. Capitol

(East side – meet at the corner of Independence Ave SE and First St NE)

DATE: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 TIME:  11:00am – 1:00pm

Please RSVP to Elise Coletta at planner@now.org so we have an estimate of how much signage to bring.

We’re Not Finished With the Women’s Liberation Movement

Yes!  We’re making civil liberties victories left and right!

However, without the Equal Rights Amendment, these same civil rights will reappear in new bills in future legislative sessions, requiring another round of battles.

The ERA would place women into the constitution giving them full equality and citizenship.  Once ratified, there will be no necessity for all these individual civil rights battles.

 

The ERA is for every citizen.  Whether you’re a tea-party woman or a feminist man, the ERA will benefit you. 

 

Males Also Benefit From An ERA Ratification
by Virginia NOW’s President, Diana Egozcue

 

 ERA Factsheet

ERA Logo by Paradise Kendra



Let’s Ratify!

Paradise
Virginia NOW
Communications VP/Webmistress

Image

7 Suffragist Men and the Importance of Allies

Thank you to the strong, feminist men! #MaleAllies #WomensSuffrage

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial

By Lauriane Lebrun

Male allies were vital to the success of the women’s suffrage movement.  As members of a privileged group, men had the advantage of being influential and respected in most areas, especially at the polls and in government.  While some used this against the suffragists, others reasoned that giving women the vote was the right thing to do.  Many 1helped support the movement by writing, speaking, and voting in favor of suffrage, signing petitions, and funding projects.

Today, campaigns like UN Women’s HeForShe encourage men to continue participating in the fight for gender equity.  According to the HeForShe strategy overview, “[T]he achievement of gender equality has two pre-requisites.  The first is cultural and social change – or, men’s and boys’ acceptance of the importance and benefit of a gender-equal society, which is more likely to occur when ‘[men] can see positive benefits for themselves and the people in their…

View original post 729 more words

Virginia NOW’s Elections — Coming Up Soon!

Elections are near and we’re very excited! The official date is still tentative, but please mark your calendars for August, bookmarking the Virginia NOW’s Statewide Bi-annual Elections!   

Don’t forget to also check out our available staff positions! We have local and statewide openings, as well as executive and appointed openings! We welcome you to be a part of the team!

You Could Be Our Newly Elected

President, Vice President, VP of Communications, VP of Legislation, VP of Membership

Or Appointed Our New

Lobbying Director, PAC President, PAC Treasurer, ERA Coordinator, Programs Coordinator, Party Representative

Bolded positions emphasize our most desired positions.

Position descriptions here.

To submit yourself for candidacy, click here.


Note for Elections: You must be a member to run for all Virginia NOW positions and also a member to vote, so be sure to have your NOW Membership ID on hand. Options will be provided to vote online and via telephone to up-to-date Virginia NOW members.

If you don’t know your Membership ID and can’t locate your ID card, you can phone National NOW at 202-628-8669, extension x 112 for assistance. 

See you at the elections! 

Happy Independence Day!

Paradise Kendra

Communications VP/Webmistress

Virginia NOW (*)(*)(*)

%d bloggers like this: