Building Community in Richmond

By Taneasha White, NPCV Richmond Community Organizer This month in the Richmond region, we’ve got a lot of things in the works. One of NPCV’s main goals is that of culture change. There is a ton of shame and stigma that surrounds people trying to access basic healthcare. Our advocacy team is hard at work…

Spring Wraps up with $700 in Donations to the Happy Period Campaign

This past spring in the Hampton Roads area, we have continued our Happy Period Campaign with great success! The Happy Period Campaign is a continuation of our work from last year, where NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and our activists collect menstrual products for menstruating people in need.  The Happy Period Campaign is in partnership with the…

Summer Tabling with NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia

by Anna Coughlan, Communications & Advocacy Intern Throughout May and June, I have been heading up several tabling events for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia throughout Northern Virginia. Overall, the experience has been positively invigorating.  I’ve been able to connect with all sorts of different people in the NoVa community, most of whom are pro-choice and excited…

Virginia Women’s Equality Coalition Announces 2016 Agenda

On January 13th, just before the General Assembly gaveled into session, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia joined our Virginia Women’s Equality Coalition partners for a press conference to unveil the group’s 2016 legislative agenda. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia executive director Tarina Keene kicked off the event by highlighting the coalition’s legislative priorities to protect women’s health: closing the…

TONIGHT! 1 in 3 Event in Shirlington

Come out to Busboys and Poets in Shirlington  tonight from 7 to 9 PM for an evening of story sharing and solidarity in support of the 1 in 3 Campaign, a project of Advocates for Youth. The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, Progress VA, and NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia are partnering with 1 in 3 and…

2013 Power of Choice Recap

By Caitlin Bancroft, Legal Intern Earlier this week NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia held our third annual Power of Choice event. It was a great evening and a wonderful chance reflect, celebrate, and enjoy the company of fellow reproductive rights activists! We were very excited to have many pro-choice elected officials in attendance including: Delegate Mark Kean,…

Power of Choice 2013 preview!

Each year at NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s Power of Choice reception and awards presentation, we celebrate the incredible power and importance of reproductive freedom in our lives — and recommit ourselves to protecting and expanding reproductive rights and health care access. In this critical election year for Virginia, we’re excited to have a great line-up of…

Rally for Choice in Richmond: Happy 40th Anniversary Roe v. Wade!

Hello! My name is Sandra Sanchez and I am the new intern at NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia! Yesterday I went to the Rally for Choice in Richmond. Yesterday marked the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision, which gave women the right to privacy when deciding to terminate a pregnancy. Yesterday, the…

Stand up for contraceptive coverage in Richmond on August 1st!

August 1, 2012 will mark an important milestone as several parts of the Affordable Care Act health care reform law go into effect: when many women go to the pharmacy next month to pick up their birth control prescription, they will not be charged a co-pay. This is a big victory by making sure health…

2012 Power of Choice Recap

Yesterday, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia held our second annual “Power of Choice” event, celebrating the organizations tenth anniversary year and our ongoing fight to defend reproductive freedom in Virginia. The event was held at the beautiful Waterview Conference Center, located on the 24th floor at the edge of Rosslyn and the Potomac River. The panoramic view…