Tag: women’s rights

Another new McAuliffe TV ad hits Cuccinelli in familiar spot

The latest from the Terry McAuliffe gubernatorial campaign, “Bunch,” continues with the message that Republican Ken Cuccinelli is too extreme for Virginia.


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Domestic-violence victims bill clears Senate committee

State Sen. Mark Herring (Loudoun & Fairfax) issued the following statement after the vote of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee to advance his legislation to protect victims of domestic violence by creating a lethality assessment program for first responders:


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Herring announces TRAP repeal bill

State Sen. Mark Herring (D-Loudoun) announced Wednesday that he is introducing legislation to repeal the so-called ‘TRAP’ legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2011. The ‘TRAP’ legislation imposes new costly and unnecessary regulations on women’s health care centers in Virginia.


Senate Democrats offered pro-women’s rights bills

At a press conference today, Democratic senators spoke against the Republican attack on women’s reproductive health, and offered new legislation to advance women’s rights in Virginia.


Linda Tarr-Whelan: Balanced leadership makes us stronger

Column by Linda Tarr-Whelan Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   I began my career as nurse in 1960, only to be fired on my first day because I didn’t stand up for a doctor. It didn’t matter that I was inserting an IV line for a patient. In those days, showing deference to men – and […]


In honor of Lilly, take action now to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

   Column by Linda Meric Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net A year ago, dozens of women’s and civil-rights activists gathered at the White House to watch President Barack Obama sign his first piece of legislation into law: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. The signing was a triumphant moment – especially with its namesake, Lilly […]