PWC NOW Annual Meeting!

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In-Person Absentee Voting Tomorrow in NOVA

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 

The following locations will be open for In-Person Absentee Voting tomorrow Saturday, October 1st, 9:00am until 5:00pm.

For more information on Absentee Voting, visit www.elections.virginia.gov
 

  If you can't attend, donate!

If you can’t attend, donate to Virginia NOW.


Virginia NOW For Hillary,

Katie Regan
Virginia NOW
webeditor@vanow.org

Charlottesville NOW’s Winter Potluck!

It’s time for a Winter Potluck Dinner
 
Wednesday, December 14
6:30 p.m.
 At the home of Kobby Hoffman
 
Bring a dish and gift for The Shelter 
(Wish List below)
 
 
Charlottesville National Organization for Women and Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund
 
Shelter Wish List
Non-perishable food items, paper towels, toilet paper, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, air freshener, plastic baggies, kitchen sponges, trash bags, tissues, laundry pods–high efficiency, green cleaning supplies, dish soap, dishwasher liquid/pods
White sheet sets–full, mattress pads–full & twin, comforters–full & twin, washcloths, towels
Feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, deodorant, women’s razors, women’s shaving cream, hairbrushes/combs, hand soap, hand sanitizer, hair dryers, lotion, ethnic hair products
Pajamas, lounge wear, women’s underwear
Baby wipes, baby monitors, tear-free shampoo
Grocery store gift cards, bus passes (all day), telephone calling cards, alarm clocks, umbrellas, flashlights, batteries, journals


Happy Holidays To All and To All Equal Rights ⛄️🎄
The Virginia NOW Staff 

Charlottesville NOW Invites You:

An Event for Reproductive Rights

WHY: The Supreme Court just ruled again that states aren’t allowed to pass medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion. When we fight, we win. Now it’s time to make sure that everyone has access to abortion when needed.
John D’earth and Dahlia Lithwick to Headline Charlottesville All Access Event On Reproductive Rights Cultural event to shine a light on abortion access with music, art, and family-friendly festivities

Charlottesville, VA – Charlottesville will play host to one of 30 All Access events September 10th, a nationwide day of cultural and arts events bringing attention to abortion access. Nonprofit organizations Progress Virginia Education Fund, Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund and Shift. will host the family-friendly celebration at Blue Moon Diner on Main Street. The program includes a performance from local music sensation John D’earth, a presentation from Dahlia Lithwick, a nationally noted author and commentator, and surprise video appearances.

All Access is a powerful cultural event featuring simultaneous concerts in five cities and dozens of other events taking place in cities across the country. More information about the All Access events is available at allaccess2016.com.

Seven in ten Americans support abortion rights but it’s clear that we have an access problem. Eighty eight percent of U.S. counties have no abortion provider. Here in Virginia, 92% of localities have no abortion provider. We cannot exercise our right to abortion if we don’t have access. All Access will give each of us the opportunity to speak up in support of abortion access and the women who need it.
WHO: Author and commentator Dahlia Lithwick, musician John D’earth, Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund, Shift., Progress Virginia Education Fund, and more.

WHAT: All Access Charlottesville

WHEN: Saturday, September 10th 6pm-8pm

WHERE: Blue Moon Diner, 512 W. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA

WHY: The Supreme Court just ruled again that states aren’t allowed to pass medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion. When we fight, we win. Now it’s time to make sure that everyone has access to abortion when needed.

Our Contact Information:

Blue Ridge AAF
PO BOX 5082
Charlottesville, VA 22905

434­963­0669
blueridgeaaf.com

Virginia NOW Staff Openings

Dear Supporter,

We’ve got some exciting new openings and we want YOU to join NOW!!
If any of the positions below sound like something you would be interested in, please contact us! Our Communications VP, Paradise Kendra, will be more than happy to contact you to answer any inquiries you have about a particular opening. We look forward to hearing from you!

ERA Coordinator: Blogger, coalition contact, legislation watchdog and social media maven for the Equal Rights Amendment. Keep our members up-to-date on developments in VA and nationally on ratification. Work with and coordinate with ERA groups in other states, and with the VA Women’s Equality Coalition when necessary. It’s one issue, but its own project. In you become one of the “ambassadors” of Virginia NOW so you must both play nicely and punch hard, and know when each is required. Appointed by the President, Diana Egozcue, and works with Paradise Kendra, the Communications Vice President.

Fundraising Chair: Creatively raises funds for Virginia NOW’s 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 through a variety of strategies. Chair will be responsible for marketing and promoting Virginia NOW’s vibrant, feminist message and also for acquiring its donations and memberships. Online and offline donation/membership letters, flyers, brochures, etc. are the fundraising chair’s responsibility. Take advantage of a nearby festival that allows vendors and promote Virginia NOW with its own table! Setup Amazon.com‘s non-profit donation option! Think outside the box to get us the biggest bang for our buck. Just keep it legit! ;) Appointed by the President, Diana Egozcue, and works with the Marketing Director and Paradise Kendra, the Communications Vice President.

Marketing Director: Conceive, plan, supply and staff events ranging from non-traditional fundraisers to recharging socials for our members to assistance with the state council meeting and conference. Banners, buttons, t-shirts, brochures, flyers, logos/graphics, membership and donation letters, etc. are to be kept track of and also delivered throughout the various chapters as needed. Appointed by the President, Diana Egozcue and works with the Fundraising Chair and Paradise, the Communications Vice President.

Party Representative: Assist in finding locations geared for highest attendance. Setup the food/catering/decor/invite preparations for events. Assist Communications VP with the promotion both online and offline using social media resources as needed. Assists the President, Treasurer, Communications VP and chapter presidents with coordinating and promoting statewide and local events. If within the budget, hotels, etc. Assist in the fundraising and donor appreciation. Appointed by the President, Diana Egozcue.

Outreach Director: Assists the Membership VP and Communications VP with recruiting new people to our organization! Must have an interest in connecting with as many communities as possible, be able to manage our membership database, social media networks, etc.
Appointed by the President, Diana Egozcue.

PAC President: Co-chairwoman can be either the Virginia NOW President, the Legislative VP, or both of you. Executive Position appointed by the President, Diana Egozcue.

Historian: This position is for a lover of archiving who has a background in photography and video editing. Historian is going to be documenting, converting, transferring, preserving, and archiving the history of women in Virginia as they deserve to be! Our Historian will also be responsible for making sure Virginia NOW’s history and media files are safe and secure. We need all the hands possible to help us archive the feminist foremothers of Virginia! We’d appreciate the help of all you talented artists out there! Appointed by the Communications VP, Paradise Kendra.

These openings are appointed positions and are for the moment, unpaid.
Please submit your resume to communicationsvp@vanow.org. Thank you!

For details visit: http://www.vanow.org/join/initiatives-for-participation#sthash.9b0nVIfp.dpuf

Thank you!
Katie Regan
Web Editor
webeditor@vanow.org
Virginia NOW
www.vanow.org

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 (*)(*)(*)

VA NOW JUNE EVENTS!

Good Evening Members and Friends of PWC NOW,
 
We are happy to share that will be having our Executive Board Meeting as well as the Planning Meeting for two of our major activities this year, The Stand for Women NOW Rally and the Fourth of July parade.  These are two very important planning sessions for our organization and you are invited to attend!
 
We are so very excited to share with you details of our progress for these two events, such as we will be making grassroots video’s during our meetings, during our rally, and the parade!  We have made strides and will start our very first PWC NOW Internet Talk Show (coming soon, details will be shared)!
 
So much to share, it’s hard to share everything during our general meeting and plan all the logistics!   These two events (Rally & 4th of July Parade) require additional support and attention, and that is the reason why we had to have planning meetings.
 
If you would like to attend our planning meeting this Friday, June 19th @8pm in person, we will be at the IHOP 12901 Galveston Ct, Manassas, VA 20112.  If you are unable to attend in person, we do have a conference dial in number: Dial (712) 775-7031  when asked for the pin number, dial: 969-450-039
If you cannot make the planning meeting, our general meeting is Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 12pm.  We will have our Dads and Daughters event that will be filmed!  I will send out the agenda for that event in a separate email this week.
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Have a great week!
Hala Ayala
PWC NOW President
Phone:  703-402-1970

WHAT A DAY!!!

WHAT A DAY!! Over the weekend, Prince William County NOW celebrated their first anniversary with over 60 women and men in attendance! They collectively came together for the good of the cause, which is to support women and encourage them to lead! We are so proud of such an amazing, humbling and powerful day!

A big round of applause to PWC NOW’s President, Hala Ayala, whose incredible trailblazing continues to light the way!  Also a very special thank you to PWC NOW’s board members who made this remarkable event happen: Sadie Barrera Mike Beaty Nancy Waltz Michael Bizik and Ginger Maddamma Jabs, who graciously hosted the event in the courtesy of her beautiful home!! You all rocked it!!!

Jeremy McPike, Debbie O’Day, Amy Laufer, Noah Kim, Rima Vesilind and Steven Hall at Celebration of our 1st Year-Women’s Leadership Luncheon. (Photo by Mike Beaty)

Hala Ayala at Celebration of our 1st Year-Women’s Leadership Luncheon. (Photo by Mike Beaty)

Kandy Hillard ROCKS IT! (Photo by Cydny A. Neville)

Amy Laufer, Jeremy McPike, Debbie O’Day, Noah Kim and Elizabeth Amy Miller at Celebration of our 1st Year-Women’s Leadership Luncheon. (Photo by Mike Beaty)

Hala Ayala and Amy Laufer (Photo by Cydny A. Neville)

Photo by Cydny A. Neville

 

Click HERE for more photos of the celebration!

 


 

Vive la feminine!

Paradise Kendra
Communications VP
Virginia NOW

Social Media and Issues Survey

 

Since we’re gathering this weekend, we thought we’d use this moment to ask you:

How do you want to engage with us? What issues are most important to you? What do you think about our social media strategies?

This survey takes about 5 minutes to fill out. Please, let us know what you’re thinking!

Not Only for Young Feminists Conference

Not Only for Young Feminists Conference.

Feminists of all generations are welcome and wanted!
Read on for details and an apology from your web editor for phrasing that was agist and exclusionary.

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