New Pro-Choice Legislator Profile: Steve Heretick, District 79

We are proud to introduce Delegate-Elect Steve Heretick! In January, Heretick will be sworn in to represent Virginia’s 79th district, covering parts of Norfolk and Portsmouth. Heretick is a champion of pro-choice values who understands the importance of ensuring all women have access to quality reproductive healthcare. Hertick’s long record of public service demonstrates a…

 New Pro-Choice Legislator Profile: Marcia Price, District 95

Welcome Delegate-Elect Marcia Price to the Virginia General Assembly! In January, Price will be sworn in to represent the 95th District. She is a fourth generation resident of the district, which includes Newport News City and Hampton City. Price is a fierce defender of a women’s right to access an abortion — a true model…

Volunteer Spotlight

Each month, we highlight one of our rockstar volunteers! December Spotlight: Carmen Vargas Carmen is a great leader in her community who truly cares about her fellow Virginians. She is a mentor for the Chantilly Youth Group, inspiring them to lead and be better every day. This November, Carmen enthusiastically brought some of “her kids” to…

New Pro-Choice Legislator Profile: Lashrecse Aird, House of Delegates 63 

We are so excited to welcome Lashrecse Aird to the Virginia House of Delegates! As newly-elected Delegate of the 63rd district, Lashrecse will represent Petersburg City and parts of neighboring counties. Delegate-elect Aird has a long history of community service. She currently serves as Assistant to the President and Board Liaison at Richard Bland College…

New Pro-Choice Legislator Profile: Jeremy McPike, Senate District 29 

Introducing Senator-Elect Jeremy McPike! When he is sworn in early next year, Jeremy McPike will serve the 29th district in the Virginia Senate and represent parts of Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park. McPike is a staunch pro-choice advocate who can be depended on to protect access to vital reproductive health care services for Virginia…

New Pro-Choice Legislator Profile: John Bell, District 87 

Meet Delegate- Elect John Bell! He will be serving District 87 in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing Loudon County. Bell is a steadfast champion of women’s health who has pledged to fend off attacks on women’s right to choose in Richmond. Bell is a retired air force major and long-serving community leader. For 26…

New Pro-Choice Legislator Profile: Jennifer Boysko, District 86

We are thrilled to welcome Delegate-Elect Jennifer Boysko to the House of Delegates! Boysko will serve House District 86, representing Western Fairfax and Eastern Loudoun. She is a trusted advocate for women and families, who understands the importance of access to safe and legal abortion. Boysko has actively worked with NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and Planned Parenthood for…

Raising the Profile of LARCs

By Elizabeth Arzt, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Communications Fellow 43% of all unintended pregnancies are due to incorrect or inconsistent use of contraception. This shocking statistic can be remedied with greater awareness and widespread use of long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs. LARC methods, which include hormonal implants and Intrauterine devices (IUDs), have an unparalleled 99% rate…

Limiting the Rights of Women Who Serve

By Elizabeth Arzt, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Communications Fellow  Veterans Day is a time when we honor our nation’s active service members and veterans. This day also serves as a reminder that the United States continues to deny American servicewomen the vital reproductive healthcare services that they so desperately need. According to the National Institutes of…

Unpacking Tuesday’s Election Results

By Elizabeth Arzt, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Communications Fellow  I’m so proud to be a part of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s expansive election year program. Our operation was instrumental in achieving substantial pro-choice gains in Virginia’s General Assembly. Our team knocked on 14,500 doors and made 26,000 phone calls to educate and mobilize pro-choice voters in targeted districts throughout…