ERA passed Jan. 15, 2020
Delegates applaud Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy after passage of ERA. Photo from

2020 Legislative Priorities
of the Virginia Grassroots Coalition

Read the letter to our General Assembly Senators and Delegates

Create safe and environmentally healthy communities for all Virginians

  • Combat climate change by requiring 100% clean energy including the transportation sector by 2040
  • Reduce gun violence through universal background checks; extreme risk laws and one handgun per month purchase limitation.

Promote equity and human rights of all Virginia residents

  • Ratify the ERA, repeal targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) and consent regulations
  • End cash bail and pre-trial detention
  • Legalize drivers licenses and in-state tuition for non-documented immigrants

Invest in our economic future by supporting our students, workers and families

  • Establish a statewide paid family and medical leave program
  • Establish a baseline "living wage" of $15 per hour by 2024
  • Allow for equity in education by increasing "at-risk add-on" funding by 25%
  • Strengthen opportunities for labor organizing, including by repealing "Right to Work"

Promote fairness and transparency in our elections and politics

  • Ban contributions to elected officials by public service corporations and regulated monopolies, such as Dominion Energy
  • Authorize automatic voter registration


Equal Rights Amendment

Guarantee equality of rights under the law through the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. [Passed both houses of VA Legislature Jan 15, 2020.]
RVA Advocacy Calendar

Network NoVA Advocacy Calendar