The Vienna Area chapter of NOW (encompassing all of Fairfax County, VA) was reactivated in January, 2012 by our current officers. Two years later, we number more than 55 members and growing. We hold monthly meetings from September to May in various members’ homes. Past speakers include Dr. Laura Meyers, CEO, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.; Kathleen Murphy, 34th District Candidate for Virginia Delegate; and Andrew Patrick, Northern Virginia organizer for Virginian’s for Responsible Gun Control; among many others.
In addition to supporting NOW”s platform of issues important to women, we are active in promoting candidates running for office in Virginia who support women’s issues. For example, after inviting Terry McAuliffe to speak at one of our monthly meetings and hearing his platform, we rallied many of our members to work phone banks and get out the vote in support of his (winning) candidacy in Virginia’s recent gubernatorial race.
Our recent activities are many and varied, including working Vienna Area NOW tables at local markets and festivals. We also sponsor Assistance to Young Mothers, a local program which encourages young mothers toward independent living. In addition, we have a heck of a lot of fun, including movie nights; holiday potlucks; and going as a group to rallies and events such as the 40th Anniversary of Ms Magazine luncheon at the National Press Club.
Contact us at the link below to find out more about how you can join.