The following legislators are publicly supporting
the work of the Virginia Women's Equality Coalition:
- Lt. Governor Ralph Northam
- Attorney General Mark Herring
- Senator George Barker
- Senator Rosalyn Dance
- Senator Barbara Favola
- Senator Mamie Locke
- Senator Donald McEachin
- Senator Jennifer Wexton
- Delegate Patrick Hope
- Delegate Kaye Kory
- Delegate Alfonso Lopez
- Delegate Marcus Simon
- Delegate David Toscano
- Delegate Betsy Carr
WHAT IS THE WOMEN'S EQUALITY COALITION?
The Women’s Equality Coalition promotes women’s health and safety, economic opportunity, and democratic participation in order to ensure all Virginia women are able to fully participate in social, economic, and political life.
STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES
The Women’s Equality Coalition believes women and girls everywhere deserve an equal opportunity to participate fully in civic, economic, and political life irrespective of race, class, income, immigration status, involvement with the criminal justice system, disability status, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
We support all Virginia women’s ability to:
- Decide when and if to have a family and access the full range of health services necessary to support that decision without interference from government, organizations, or individuals;
- Secure the education and resources necessary to support and better themselves and their families without sacrificing economic security;
- Live, work, and attend school free from intimidation, abuse, discrimination, harassment, and violence;
- Understand how the political process affects them personally and be empowered and motivated to participate and make their voices heard.
2015 Women's Equality Agenda
Women’s Health and Safety
- Repeal mandatory ultrasound and waiting period prior to an abortion (SB733 Locke)
- Close the coverage gap
- Protect contraception access
- Provide unemployment benefits for victims of domestic violence who are forced to leave their job (HB1430 Herring)
- Establish universal paid sick days
- Equal pay (SB772 McEachin)
- Raise the minimum wage (SB681 Marsden)
- Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (SJ216 Ebbin and HJ495 Surovell)
- Establish no-excuse in-person voting (SB677 Howell)
- Nonpartisan redistricting
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
The Women's Equality Agenda is essential and possible! Join to get the latest information you need to make a real difference.
Do you have a story to share? Stand with other Virginians who are supporting the Women's Equality Agenda.
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