Every month, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia highlights our “Volunteer Spotlight,” an individual whose dedication and involvement to our organization has helped support our mission throughout the Commonwealth.
Monty and Roy Nordin
“I had the pleasure of meeting Monty and Roy at our first “Reading the Resistance” Book Club meeting in Fredericksburg this past March. They soon became very supportive of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, and have been hosting our subsequent book club meetings at their home, where they have been inviting friends, family, and neighbors to participate and educate them on reproductive rights in Virginia. Monty and Roy have been NPCVA supporters since 2014 (and pro-choice since 11th grade!). I am truly thankful to connect Monty and Roy to our organization and for their support of our mission, and I always look forward to seeing them!”
– Keisy Chavez, Northern Virginia Community Organizer
What makes you pro-choice?
We believe it is a personal decision for each woman. Further, we believe birth control education and birth control products should be universally available at an affordable rate.
What made you decide to get involved with NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia?
When we moved to Virginia in 2010 we were glad to learn about an organization that advocated for women and watched over government officials and various anti-choice groups.
What’s been your favorite or most meaningful NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia event?
The pushback on Governor Robert McDonnell and his associates on the requirement for women to have a transvaginal probe prior to proceeding with a health care decision. How intrusive! Never in our wildest dreams did we see ourselves writing to a Governor about vaginal probes.
What advice would you give to other volunteers or activists looking to support NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s work?
There are many who believe a women’s health and reproductive decisions need to be managed by the State. Additionally, the 45th President of the United States has referred to his enjoyment of grabbing unsuspecting women by the “pussy”. In our world this is known as sexual assault. Therefore, it is critical to advocate for the rights of women and to elect leaders who respect and support women.
Tell us a fun fact about you!
Roy worked for Coca-Cola for 28 years where he enjoyed their products everyday. He now drinks coffee, bottled water, and a glass of Riesling.