Avoiding an extremist-led shutdown in Virginia

By: Marieke van Rijn, Communications & Advocacy Intern After over 40 attempts at repealing “Obamacare” and a 21-hour long filibuster from Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the federal government shut down ten minutes before midnight on September 30. The shutdown is a result of House Republicans refusing to pass a federal spending budget before the fiscal…

Pro-Choice Candidate Profile: Jennifer Boysko, District 86

By Marieke van Rijn, Advocacy & Communications Intern  Jennifer Boysko is running against incumbent Tom Rust to represent Fairfax and Loudoun County District 86 in the Virginia House of Delegates. As a strong pro-choice candidate, Boysko is an avid supporter of Roe v. Wade and believes that access to contraception and a safe and legal…

Is Your Legislator Pro-Choice? Check out our 2013 Scorecard!

By Caitlin Bancroft, Legal Intern When it comes to protecting access to comprehensive reproductive health care, do you know where your state legislator stands? During the 2012 General Assembly session, Virginia’s legislature shocked the nation with a series of appalling and unapologetic attacks on women’s rights. In the year since, pro-choice advocates and legislators have…

And many more… Pro-Choice Candidate Wrap-Up

All week long on the blog, we’ve been highlighting pro-choice “candidates of the day” in key General Assembly races across Virginia this fall. In case you missed any, here’s the list of candidate spotlights: Shawn Mitchell, running in Senate District 13 in Loudoun County and Prince William County Senator Edd Houck, Senate District 17 in…

Pro-Choice Candidate of the Day: Senator Dave Marsden, Senate District 37

We’re less than two weeks away from one of the biggest elections for reproductive choice in Virginia in years. On Tuesday, November 8, Virginians will go to the polls to vote on all 140 General Assembly seats. All this week on the blog, we are spotlighting pro-choice candidates of the day in key races across the state, so you…

Pro-Choice Candidate of the Day: Senator Ralph Northam, Senate District 6

We’re less than two weeks away from one of the biggest elections for reproductive choice in Virginia in years. On Tuesday, November 8, Virginians will go to the polls to vote on all 140 General Assembly seats. All this week on the blog, we are spotlighting pro-choice candidates of the day in key races across the state, so you…

Pro-Choice Candidate of the Day: Senator George Barker, Senate District 39

We’re less than two weeks away from one of the biggest elections for reproductive choice in Virginia in years. On Tuesday, November 8, Virginians will go to the polls to vote on all 140 General Assembly seats. All this week on the blog, we are spotlighting pro-choice candidates of the day in key races across the state, so you…

Pro-Choice Candidate of the Day: Barbara Favola, Senate District 31

By NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia guest blogger Laura We’re less than two weeks away from one of the biggest elections for reproductive choice in Virginia in years. On Tuesday, November 8, Virginians will go to the polls to vote on all 140 General Assembly seats. All this week on the blog, we are spotlighting pro-choice candidates of the day in…

Pro-Choice Candidate of the Day: Pamela Danner, House District 34

by NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia guest blogger Brett Copeland We’re less than two weeks away from one of the biggest elections for reproductive choice in Virginia in years. On Tuesday, November 8, Virginians will go to the polls to vote on all 140 General Assembly seats. All this week on the blog, we are spotlighting pro-choice…

Pro-Choice Candidate of the Day: Mike Kondratick, House District 87

We’re less than two weeks away from one of the biggest elections for reproductive choice in Virginia in years. On Tuesday, November 8, Virginians will go to the polls to vote on all 140 General Assembly seats. All this week on the blog, we are spotlighting pro-choice candidates of the day in key races across…