Mar 07

Email Tag Greason!

I’ve been watching the General Assembly with great interest and now the session is drawing to a close, and I’ve been disturbed by what I’ve seen the GOP majority doing. 

As you know, I was proud to run as a pro-choice candidate for the House of Delegates last fall against Tag Greason, who has shown time and again that he doesn’t respect women’s ability to make their own decisions about their bodies and reproductive choices.

Now he’s at it again. This session, Delegate Greason already voted for a bill to defund services for thousands of low-income people at Virginia’s Planned Parenthood health centers. Then he voted for the House version of the 2016-2018 state budget that includes dangerous amendments attacking reproductive rights and health care. Now he is one of 13 lawmakers sitting on the budget conference committee, negotiating a final budget that will be sent to the governor.

I serve on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, who are working on the ground in Richmond right now to oppose anti-choice measures including these budget amendments. They need our help to make the voices of pro-choice Virginians heard at the capitol.

We need to tell these 13 budget conferees, including Del. Greason, that Virginians don’t want ideological attacks on women’s health and rights in our state budget. Join me and NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia in urging these lawmakers to keep anti-choice amendments out of the budget.   

The proposed anti-choice budget amendments would:

  • Take away coverage for abortion from low-income women who receive a tragic diagnosis of severe fetal anomaly,
  • Perpetuate a ban on state insurance coverage for abortion for women who experience serious health complications during pregnancy,
  • And even reject federal funds for a pilot program to expand access to highly-effective long-acting contraception like IUDs – a program that could reduce unintended pregnancy and the need for abortion!

Budget conferees will be finishing up their negotiations on Tuesday, March 8th, so they need to hear from us right now.

Let’s turn our disappointment into action. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. Use this link to email Tag today!

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Feb 22

And now a DIFFERENT bus! This time to a Rally at the Supreme Court! Pick-up at 7:00 AM



Wednesday, March 2. 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The bus will pick us up at the Sterling Target off Route 28 and Waxpool (near Wegmans), take us to the rally, and bring us back. Breakfast will be provided!


Here is more information about the rally:

Join us, bring your friends, spread the word.

I’m asking you to chip in $20 to help with a tip for the driver and breakfast (and also to get an accurate headcount). 

RSVP on Facebook or by email

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Feb 11

Bus to the ERA Rally in Richmond, February 16

Live in NoVa?

Thinking about going to the Rally in Richmond to support ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment on the 16th?

Don’t mind missing the luncheon?

Let me know, because I’ve rented a BUS!

The van will pick everyone up at 0800 on Tuesday the 16th at the Sterling Target Parking Lot (the one off 28 near Wegmans), and will drive down to Richmond to drop off at the Capitol Steps at 10:00. Van will then pick up everyone at 12:30 at a meeting point to be determined and return to the Target parking lot by 2:30 PM.

I’m sorry that staying for the lunch isn’t possible.

I’m also sorry that I won’t be joining you on the trip, my husband is having cataract surgery that day. But that means that the rest of you MUST GO to take my place!

No need to pay, but if you’d like to help out with the cost email me!

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May 11

Foust put together a fantastic event to thank his volunteers

Talking with some of John Foust’s supporters. With enthusiasm like theirs, John will definitely be the next Congressman from the 10th District!

Over 150 enthusiastic supporters came out to celebrate the start of John Foust’s campaign for Congress and to sign up to canvass!

Featured speakers were two of my favorite people, Attorney General Mark Herring and State Senator Jennifer Wexton.

I’m going to be knocking doors for John in the 32nd, and I can’t wait. I’ve got my walking shoes ready!

Talking with Mark Herring and John Foust. Mark Herring’s done a magnificent job as Attorney General!

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Feb 15

Thank you, Jennifer Wexton. Thank you, Mark Herring.

Thank you both. Thank you for making a difference. Thank you for standing up. Thank you for standing out.

I am so proud to know you both.

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Jan 11

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors appointed to the LIBRARY BOARD a guy who publicly destroys holy books.

You can read all about it in the Post. And at Loudoun Progress. And in the Post again. But here’s the crux of the matter: the all-Republican Board of Supervisors, who has reinstated Delgaudio onto the Transportation and Land Use committee, took his recommendation for an appointment to an irrevocable 4-year term on the Library Board and did not so much as Google his recommendation. Or perhaps they did, and hoped we wouldn’t notice that the guy they just appointed to the LIBRARY BOARD publicly destroys holy books.

Now, the folks on the Board of Supervisors say they’re going to vote to reconsider, and I hope that they do reverse their vote. But, please, Supervisors, think about what this whole episode says about your board. Particularly think about what it says about your relationship with the Sterling Supervisor. You’re taking him at his word, reappointing him to committees, what next? Giving him his funding back? What did he do to regain your trust? And will you trust him with anything else?

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Aug 07


I’m on hiatus here because I’m being as noisy as all get out over on my campaign website. Come on over! Look around and maybe contribute! Also follow me over on Twitter and Facebook.

I’ll be back after the election! Don’t forget to vote November 5!

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May 29


NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation presents
LUNAFEST® 2013 in Fairfax, Virginia
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Johnson Center Bistro (Room G38) (building is #30 on campus map)
on the George Mason University Fairfax Campus, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
LUNAFEST®, sponsored by LUNA, is a national traveling festival of short films by, for, and about women. It was established in 2000 to promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women’s issues, and support the Breast Cancer Fund and other worthy nonprofit organizations working on women’s issues throughout the country.
By hosting LUNAFEST, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation brings together our supporters to enjoy great films, learn more about our work on reproductive rights and health care in Virginia, and raise funds to support both our organization and the national LUNAFEST beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Fund!

Join us for this great evening to celebrate female filmmakers and support our efforts to protect and advance reproductive freedom and health care access!

  • “Choice Guardian” Sponsor: $250 — Includes 4 tickets; name listed on invitation and program, recognition at event
  • “Choice Advocate” Sponsor: $125 (or $75 for GEM for Choice members) — Includes 2 tickets; name listed on invitation and program, recognition at event and reserved seating
  • General Admission: $40 — 1 ticket
  • Discounted General Admission: $25 — 1 ticket, for people under 35 years of age, students, or current GEM for Choice members
Please contact or 202-973-3085 with any questions or to purchase your tickets over the phone.
Check out the trailer for this year’s collection of short films!

LUNAFEST – 2012/2013 Season Trailer
from Clif Bar & Company on Vimeo.

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May 23


Boy, I love doing doors.

I hadn’t realized how much I miss knocking on doors. I love meeting people again, and talking about Virginia politics.

Just this past week, I’ve knocked hundreds of doors, gotten signatures from almost everybody who was at home, even Republicans. Women are excited to have a woman on the ballot. Last night, we met a neighbor who invited me to come speak to her Girl Scout troop as a role model! SQUEEE!

And you know what? EVERYBODY has heard about the transvaginal ultra-sound bill and that Tag Greason voted for it.

I’ve been especially thrilled by the number of people who know who I am, have read my blog, are following my twitter and facebook, and have been doing so for years. I hadn’t realized how many of my online friends live in the 32nd district!

Those who haven’t been online, know me through my husband and recognize me at the door.

I’m hearing that people care about toll fees, commute lengths, the economy, the environment, and how much they want government to stay out of their private lives. I’m hearing that they’re concerned about the balance between gun rights and gun safety. And I’m hearing that they’re interested in more transparency in government, and are frustrated with the two-party system.

I’m looking forward to this evening’s set of doors.

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May 21

I’m running against Tag Greason

Read all about it:
Leesburg Today

Loudoun Times

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