“Who can turn the world on with her smile?”

The Mary Tyler Moore Show was the first show in which a never-married, independent career woman was the main character.  
The Mary Tyler Moore Show received high praise from critics as the women’s movement thrived in American society. The series remains one of the longest running shows in television history (7 seasons) with three spin-off shows and a revival movie in 2000.
We say goodbye to Mary today but we will never forget that she made us believe we could make it after all.

~o~

Paradise

Virginia NOW
Communications Director
communicationsvp@vanow.org

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

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 (*)(*)(*)

March 8th, Herring for the 8th, Fundraiser!!

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Please join The Women of the Alexandria, Arlington, NOVA, and Vienna Chapters of NOW
in support of Charniele Herring 
in her campaign as a candidate from the 8th Congressional District
to become the first African American woman to represent
Virginia in the United States Congress.
Let’s make history together—bring a check to the event or donate online at www.HerringforCongress.com!
She’s progressive. She’s feminist. And she’s ready to represent.
WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, March 8 • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
7221 Beechwood Road, Alexandria, VA 22307
SUGGESTED CONTRIBUTION LEVELS:
Ally $1,000  * Benefactor $500  * Patron $250
Friend $150  * Sponsor $100  * Guest $50
PLEASE RSVP TO
Jere Gibber: 703.768.6987 • jgibber@aol.com
     Federal Campaign Finance Advice: 
  • Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and
  • name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle.
  • Federal law prohibits contributions to the campaign from corporations, labor organizations and national banks; from any person contributing another person’s funds; from foreign nationals who lack permanent resident status; and from federal government contractors.
  • Contribution Limits:  Herring for Congress may accept contributions from an individual totaling up to $5,200: $2,600 for the primary election and $2,600 for the general election.

VA NOW’s Postcard Campaign Will Reach 25,000 Women!

VA NOW's Postcard Campaign Will Reach 25,000 Women!

Get involved – get your postcard! Contact legislativevp@vanow.org

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Incumbents Who Have Earned Our Endorsement…

The Virginia NOW PAC today announced its endorsement of 19 incumbent  members of the House of Delegates for re-election Nov. 5th. We have worked with these elected officials and monitored their legislative activity. They are proven champions of women’s rights and social justice and they deserve our active support. 

District 35   Mark Keam http://www.markkeam.com/

District 36   Kenneth Plum http://www.kenplum.com/

District 37   David Bulova http://davidbulova.com/

District 38   Kaye Kory http://www.kayekory.com/

District 39   Vivian Watts http://www.vivianwatts.com/

District 41   Eileen Filler-Corn http://www.eileenfillercorn.com/

District 43   Mark Sickles http://www.marksickles.com/

District 44   Scott Surovell   http://scottsurovell.org/

District 45   Rob Krupicka  http://www.krupicka.com/

District 46   Charniele Herring http://www.charnieleherring.com/

District 47   Patrick Hope http://www.hopeforvirginia.org/  

District 48   Bob Brink   http://bobbrink.org/

District 49   Alfonso Lopez http://www.alfonsolopez.org/

District 57   David Toscano http://davidtoscano.com/

District 69   Betsy Carr http://www.betsycarr.org/

District 71   Jennifer McClellan http://www.jennifermcclellan.com/

District 77   Lionel Spruill http://www.lionellspruillsr.com/

District 92   Jeion Ward http://www.jeionward.com/

District 95   Mamye BaCote 

Conference Update: C’mon, C’mon!

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013.
Location: George Mason University; Fairfax campus; George’s Restaurant in the Johnson Center.
Map can be found here (click).
Purple parking lots are for Visitor Parking.
The Johnson Center is building number 29, in the center of campus.
Please register in advance. George’s Restaurant has a capacity of only 100.
(Click here) for conference registration.  Please pre-register as capacity of the restaurant is 100 people.
Virginia NOW Officers :   VIP Tickets (Optional Donating)
Virginia NOW Members :  Fee and Membership ($35.00)
Students w/ID : Fee ($10.00)
Sliding Scale for low-income registrants : $5 – No Charge
Invited Speaker: Robin Marty of RH Reality Check
Robin and our own Tannis Fuller put on the most attended (standing room only) panel at the national conference in Chicago this year. Robin will be signing her book Crow after Roe (copies available at signing) and discussing current and future challenges to reproductive rights, and strategies for countering those challenges.
Terry O’Neill of the National Organization for Women will attend, possibly address the conference. Her participation is sponsored by the GMU Department of Women and Gender Studies.
Schedule:
9 to 10: Registration and coffee; book signing with Robin Marty. Copies of Crow after Roe will available on site.
10 to 12: Reproductive Rights with Robin Marty
12 to 1:30: Lunch
1:30 to 4: Voting Rights with NALEO, the Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights, and NAACP (invited, speakers to be confirmed)
Links (alphabetically):
George Mason University Department of Women and Gender Studies (click) 
Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights (click)
NALEO (click)
Robin Marty and RH Reality Check (click) and Crow after Roe (click)
Terry O’Neill of National Organization for Women (click)