The National Organization for Women (NOW) PAC Endorses Delegate Charniele Herring for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District

VA NOW PAC endorsed Delegate Herring, and now National NOW seconds that motion!

February 4, 2014

The National NOW PAC announces its endorsement of Delegate Charniele Herring of Alexandria for the Democratic nomination in the 8th Congressional District.

NOW congratulates Delegate Herring for her legislative achievements and her leadership in advancing an inclusive society. As a Virginia NOW member, Delegate Herring exemplifies the values we fight for – equality and justice for all. Her historic victory in her first delegate race – in which she was shamefully sidelined while an unnecessary recount went on – demonstrated her determination to overcome racism and sexism. Delegate Herring will be a United States congresswoman we can all be proud of.

NOW – the National Organization for Women  – is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. Since its founding in 1966, NOW has taken action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

Virginia NOW PACMarjorie Signer, Diana Egozcue, and Lee Perkins.

Contact: Marj Signer, marj.signer@gmail.com

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)

Virginia NOW Endorses Candidates Who Support Women’s Rights

The Virginia NOW (National Organization for Women) PAC is proud to endorse the following highly qualified candidates in the Nov. 5th, 2013, election. These candidates will uphold and promote the Virginia NOW values of equality and justice.

The Virginia NOW PAC was established in 1978 and endorses candidates at the state and local level who support our positions on a wide range of social justice issues affecting women and families. Virginia NOW is a membership organization with chapters in Alexandria, Arlington, Charlottesville, Fairfax County (NoVA), Fredericksburg, Montgomery County, Richmond, Rockbridge County, the Vienna-McLean area, and Williamsburg.

Virginia NOW fights for women’s rights and social justice, including access to comprehensive reproductive health services, equal pay, strong laws to protect women from sexual violence and all forms of harassment, health care for all, protection of voting rights and an end to voter suppression, and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to ensure that women are – at long last – part of the Constitution.

Statewide Office

County Office

House of Delegates

Shine on,
Paradise Kendra
Vice President of Communications

Many thanks to Virginia NOW PAC Members,  Diana Egozcue & Lee Perkins!

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