Virginia Governor Ralph Northam certainly had a busy weekend last week. Virginia undeniably has a history of oppressive legislation, particularly in regards to race relations, gun control, and reproductive rights and access. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the governor’s own less-than-palatable past, which is putting it mildly: he’s not exactly the poster […]
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The Equal Rights Amendment isn’t exactly on today’s ballot in Virginia, but it might as well be. Today Mississippi and Kentucky both have major gubernatorial elections, but Virginia’s off-year race for control of the state legislature is the main event. Partisan control of the legislature hangs in the balance, as well as support for the ratification […]
During the entirety of September, I participated in calls to action, demonstrations, and marches, met with senators, and did anything I could do to try to keep Brett Kavanaugh off of the Supreme Court. One of the first things I learned about Kavanaugh after his nomination was that there was an extremely real possibility that, […]
When I was given the opportunity to lobby with the Virginia Women’s Equality Coalition in Richmond on February 3rd, I was honestly nervous. I had never lobbied before, and I was not entirely sure if it would be a good fit for me. Coming out of this experience, I feel that I enjoyed the experience […]
I am a Virginia woman. My body, my health, and my autonomy will be impacted by these laws.
I wish we could all have one big party across the Commonwealth in celebration of all the reproductive rights this decision has brought women, but unfortunately, in Virginia, these reproductive rights have been under attack for years.
Young feminists need to pay attention to Virginia’s upcoming election. And they need to vote in it, too.
On Friday, April 12th, the Virginia Board of Health met expectations in the same way a car with no breaks rolling towards a cliff meets expectations – inertia did its thing, and now we’re falling face first towards the rocks below. In an 11 to 2 decision, the Board approved Senate Bill 924, a Targeted […]
I am a Virginian through and through – I was born here, raised here, educated here, and I have worked here for all of my twenty two years. I love this commonwealth (not state; that’s right, I know VA’s quirks) with all of my heart, but I can’t trust it when it comes to reproductive […]
Watch out, Virginia women. Your rights have once again been revoked by anti-abortion advocate Ken Cuccinelli. On Monday, July 16, Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli rejected the amendments made by the Virginia Board of Health to the Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers, or TRAP laws. These amendments would exempt, or “grandfather in,” existing women’s health clinics […]