The VA primary election is Tuesday, June 9th — don’t forget to vote pro-choice!

We don’t have to tell you how important Virginia elections are.  As you read this, only 49 of Virginia’s 140 state legislators are 100% pro-choice — only 49! It may seem unbelievable, but that means that our pro-choice legislators are outnumbered by anti-choice politicians in Richmond by a ratio of almost three-to-one. This has to change…and it has…

Pro-Choice Candidate Profile: Rob Farinholt, District 94

By: Marieke van Rijn, Advocacy and Communications Intern Rob Farinholt is a firefighter and paramedic, a life-long resident of Hampton Roads, and a 100% pro-choice candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates.  Farinholt is running against Republican incumbent David Yancey to be the representative of District 94, which encompasses Newport News City. Farinholt is not…

Pro-Choice Candidate Profile: Monty Mason, District 93

By: Marieke van Rijn, Advocacy and Communications Intern Monty Mason is campaigning to represent District 93, which encompasses parts of Newport News City, James City County, Williamsburg City, and York County, in the Virginia House of Delegates. Mason is running against Republican incumbent Mike Watson. Watson was elected to the House of Delegates in 2011,…

Pro-Choice Candidate Profile: Kathleen Murphy, District 34

By: Marieke van Rijn, Advocacy and Communications Intern Kathleen Murphy is challenging Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock for the District 34 seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. District 34, which encompasses McLean, Great Falls, and parts of Fairfax and Loudoun County, has been represented by Comstock since 2009. Murphy, a longtime resident of McLean and…

Pro-Choice Candidate Profile: Richard Cabellos, District 50

By: Marieke van Rijn, Advocacy and Communications Intern Richard Cabellos is a 100% pro-choice candidate running for the District 50 seat of the Virginia House of Delegates. Cabellos, a Democrat, is running against Republican incumbent Jackson Miller, who has represented District 50 since 2006. Throughout his tenure, Miller has earned a 0% pro-choice rating from NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia for voting…

Pro-Choice Candidate Profile: Atif Qarni, District 13

By: Marieke van Rijn, Advocacy and Communications Intern Our 100% pro-choice candidate of the day is Atif Qarni. Qarni is a former Marine and is currently an 8th grade math teacher at Beville Middle School in Prince William County who is running to represent District 13 in the Virginia House of Delegates. Qarni, a first…

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…