Patricia M. Arnold Women’s Rights Project
The Patricia M. Arnold Women’s Rights Project combats gender bias in Virginia by protecting and advancing the equal rights of women through public education, advocacy, and litigation. Key areas of concern include equal educational and economic opportunities for women, reproductive rights, violence against women, and the treatment of incarcerated women.
Contact the Patricia M. Arnold Women’s Rights Project
If you need assistance with a legal matter, would like a speaker on women’s rights for an event or meeting, or want to know more about women’s rights in Virginia, please send an email to email@example.com, write to Women’s Rights Project, ACLU of Virginia, 701 E. Franklin St, Ste. 1412, Richmond, VA 23219, or call 804-644-8022 and leave your name, telephone number, and a request to speak with someone about a women’s rights issue.
About Patricia Arnold
In 2007, Patricia M. Arnold, a pioneer woman aviator and longtime supporter of the ACLU of Virginia, left the bulk of her estate to the ACLU of Virginia Foundation to establish the Patricia M. Arnold Memorial Fund. The purpose of the fund, according to Ms. Arnold’s will, is “to combat through all legal means, the pervasive and powerful sexual bias and sexual discrimination against women found to exist in the State of Virginia.”
The ACLU of Virginia has since established The Patricia M. Arnold Women’s Rights Project, paid in large part by The Patricia M. Arnold Memorial Fund, to promote equal rights for women in Virginia.
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News & Commentary
The 2014 Session of the Virginia General Assembly left the ACLU of Virginia and its 10,000 members and supporters with little reason to cheer and significant reason to worry about the state of civil liberties in the Commonwealth when the General Assembly adjourns sine die read more »
(02/14/2014) A few minutes ago, the Criminal Law Subcommittee of the House Courts of Justice doubled down on the legislature’s decision to place a politician between a woman and her doctor. It “tabled” (the legislative word for killed) SB 617, which would have repealed a 2012 law that requires every woman having an abortion to have an ultrasound 24 hours prior to her procedure. read more »
(02/04/2014) As we near crossover on February 11th, 2014 - the General Assembly’s midpoint where bills pass to the other house or die for the session - now is the time to take stock of measures relating to reproductive freedom and how to take action. read more »
(01/29/2014) As a working woman, today I celebrate a very important milestone – five years ago President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. read more »
In the Courts
Defense of Health Care Law Against Religious Objections read more »