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No-Excuse Absentee Voting for Virginia

The right to vote is essential in this country & our government should afford its citizens every opportunity to exercise that right. The more people vote, the healthier our democracy will be. Virginia has shameful laws limiting access to the polls, and it is past time to give all voters the chance.

January 25, 2019 Voting Rights

Making the Case for the Equal Rights Amendment

An amendment to the U.S. Constitution would provide the strongest protection available & a powerful tool to fight lingering sex-based discrimination. Virginia should ratify the ERA and make real what most Americans believe – the Constitution of the United States should guarantee equal rights for all

January 3, 2019 Equality & Sex Discrimination

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