YOUR chance to participate with Reorganizing NATIONAL!

NOW Mid-Atlantic Regional Programmatic Meeting!!!

  • NOW Mid-Atlantic Regional Council will host the programmatic aspect of the Regional Meeting via webinar on Saturday, April 5, from 1:00pm EST to 4:00pm EST
  • NOW Mid-Atlantic Regional Board Election meeting on Saturday, May 31st, from 1pm-3pm, at the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum

Register for the webinar – April 5th, 2014


LOCATION of the NOW Mid-Atlantic Regional Board Election, Saturday, May 31st

Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
144 Constitution Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

The Museum is located on a corner that offers street parking nearby, and is a 10-15 minute walk or brief cab ride from Union Station Metro on the Red Line and Capitol South Metro on the Blue and Orange Lines. Union Station is the location of Amtrak trains arriving to and departing from DC, and the Museum is also accessible via Metro Blue and Yellow lines, and by cab from Reagan National Airport in Virginia.

A presentation and discussion on bylaws led by members of the NOW Modernizing Working Group (this will EFFECT all chapters across the country! hence show up and have a say!) and NOW Board, Patricia Ireland, Co-Chair, National NOW Advisory Committee, Joanne Tosti-Vasey, NOW Mid-Atlantic Regional Board Member.

Recruiting Diverse Members to Grow Our Organization: A Discussion on Strategies for Bringing in New Members: with Atima Omara, President, Young Democrats of America, and Chitra Panjabi, Membership Vice President, NOW.

Here is the agenda:

  • 1:00pm – opening and call for nominations to the Board
  • 1:15pm (estimate) – close of nominations, candidate speeches
  • 1:45pm (estimate) – close of candidate speeches, voting begins
  • 1:45pm – 2:45pm – voting, guided tours
  • 3:00pm – election announcement

Important Notice from Diana Egozcue:  We are still voting for our representatives in person. As time goes by, we will also be finding a way to vote safely online. Voting will occur on May 31st in DC at the Sewall- Belmont House museum.



Shine on in revolution!
Paradise Kendra
VA NOW’s Webmistress / Communications VP

Hot/Not: Lilly Ledbetter and the Continuing Wage Gap

Welcome to our newest feature, Hot/Not, where we will spotlight a person, issue, or event that is on the brain.

Labor Day always makes us think of wage discrimination (Not Hot).  Earlier this year, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (Hot) which amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to reset the statute of limitations with each new discrimnatory paycheck.  This was a huge victory for pay equity – but it wasn’t enough.  The Senate must now pass the Paycheck Fairness Act – S.182, introduced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she was in the Senate. This bill has 33 co-sponsors…but not Virginia’s Senators, Mark Warner and Jim Webb! Why? Virginia NOW sent each of them compelling letters, signed by dozens of Virginia voters, asking them to co-sponsor the bill. Warner replied; Webb did not. Senators Webb and Warner: it’s time to co-sponsor S. 182!

Here’s what you should know about the wage gap in Virginia… More

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