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

VGC's 2020 legislative focus

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Environment

Safeguard the environment and address the effects of climate change through the promotion of green jobs, clean energy, and economic growth.

Gun violence prevention

Promotion of public safety through laws that protect people from gun violence.

Workers' Rights/Family Friendly Economy

Build a family friendly economy across urban and rural communities throughout Virginia.

Reproductive rights

Protect a woman's right to make informed decisions and ensure access to quality, affordable reproductive healthcare.

Criminal Justice Reform

Healthcare/Mental Health

Ensure all Virginians have access to affordable quality physical and mental healthcare.

Equity in Education

Invest in a high quality public education system by ensuring educators receive competitive wages and students of all ages have access to higher education and training without excessive debt.

Immigrations' Rights

Seek just and informed immigration policies and humane enforcement that protects and supports immigrants and vulnerable communities.

LGBTQ Rights

Politics

Promote fairness and transparency in our politics

Election Reform

Guarantee elections are free, fair, and representative of all Virginians by eliminating voting barriers and gerrymandering and reducing the influence of money in politics.

Passed!

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.]

Rural issues



Advocacy Calendar

Calendar of Training & Lobby Days