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One More Day to Scrap TRAP
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:13:22 +0000
The first 60 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have dealt us blow after blow. Between signing the Global Gag Rule (just three days after the monumentally successful Women’s March on Washington!), Muslim Ban 1.0 and 2.0, vows to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and growing evidence of Russian interference in our election process, we’ve come...
Guest Post: How I Became an Activist (And You Can Too!)
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:02:44 +0000
By Megan Kinkel When I first signed up to volunteer with NARAL Pro Choice Virginia, I was invited to attend a press conference held by our Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, where he announced his plan to provide Virginia women with affordable Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs). Prior to that day, I had virtually no experience...
What the heck happened during the 2017 General Assembly?
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 23:02:43 +0000
Part Three: The Activism In years past, legislators in the General Assembly have come to realize that when a reproductive health bill is up for debate, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia advocates will be present to testify, lobby, and, if needed, protest. This year was no exception. NPCV advocates and volunteers traveled to Richmond nearly a dozen...
International Women’s Day in the Trump Era
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:56:33 +0000
Every year we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. We use the day to celebrate the incredible achievements of women throughout history and call attention to the work yet to be done for complete social, economic, and political equality. This year, International Women’s Day takes on a whole new sense of urgency. With Donald...
What the heck happened during the 2017 General Assembly?
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:26:36 +0000
Part Two: The Bad We’re still savoring our successes from the 2017 General Assembly session, but we can’t forget the major defeats. With the entire House of Delegates up for reelection this November, we kept a close eye on which politicians supported pro-choice policies – and which politicians fought to block or roll back reproductive...
What the heck happened during the 2017 General Assembly?
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:03:49 +0000
Part One: The Good After weeks of hearings, debates, and protests, the 2017 Virginia General Assembly session is over. As the dust settles, we’re looking back at a tumultuous series of ups and downs (a few more downs than ups, to be honest). We had a jam-packed six weeks. Our rockstar activists traveled to Richmond...
‘Ain’t I A Woman?’ A Discussion on the Black Woman, Voting Rights, and Feminism
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:44:21 +0000
This Tuesday, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia will host ‘Ain’t I A Woman?’ A Discussion on the Black Woman, Voting Rights, And Feminism. Sojourner Truth famously asked the question ‘Ain’t I a woman?’ However, for Black women supporting the feminist movement, that question still seems relevant. It’s impossible to separate our gender from our race, and that...
What We Wanted to Say
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:12:20 +0000
Last Thursday, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia members and dozens of women from across the Commonwealth woke up before dawn to drive hours to Richmond. They came armed with personal stories about the ways reproductive healthcare and abortion access have impacted their lives and their communities. Supporters, including students, medical professionals, mothers, and concerned citizens, were prepared...
2017 Women’s Equality Coalition Lobby Day Ends with Signed Regulations to Scrap TRAP!
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 23:08:24 +0000
Our 2017 Women's Equality Coalition Lobby Day brought citizen lobbyists to the Capitol to make our voices heard to the General Assembly, and concluded with Governor McAuliffe signing amended TRAP regulations on abortion providers.
A note from the NARAL Pro-Choice VA team on what’s next
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:41:00 +0000
Dear friends, Shock. Anger. Heart wrenching grief. These are the emotions I and everyone here on the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia team have gone through in cycles since Tuesday’s election results. But I know we are not alone – and I hope you do not feel alone either. We will keep our heads high and our...