Sunday, April 28, 2013
Women Matter: Use Your Power!
Almost one hundred years after women won the right to vote, the 2012 election will go down in history as a groundbreaking, glass-ceiling-smashing milestone for women. Female voters made a big impact, especially in swing states like Virginia. Women threw their support behind candidates who support women. WOMEN MATTER. And we are powerful.
On April 27, 2013, supporters of Women's Rights rallied to engage, educate and encourage everyone to be active advocates for women's rights and issues including ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia, equal pay, voter rights, Medicaid expansion, women's healthcare, and reproductive rights. The hour-long rally was followed by a march around the Capitol of Virginia.
Virginia Delegate Jennifer L. McClellan
Former Member of the Virginia House of Delegates and President of the Women's Strike Force Katherine B. Waddell
ACLU of Virginia Legal Director Rebecca Glenberg
ERA Action co-founder Tammy Simkins
ERA NOW-Virginia State Coordinator Eileen Davis, R.N.
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Bobby J. “BJ” Thornburg
Young leaders representing Planned Parenthood and NARAL