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! liz@millerhousehold.com.


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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 caroline@naralva.org 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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Apr 13

New job, new schedule, overwhelming amounts of info…

Okay, I’ve got a new job that’s been quite the time-suck and so I’ve been neglecting you folks.

Here’s what I’ve missed talking about:

  • I’m mad as hell that President Obama is negotiating away Social Security and other social safety net measures. The congressional republicans will a) never think it’s enough and b) will use it to say that he’s attacking seniors.
  • I’m mad as hell that 13 states, including Virginia, have moved to make abortion harder to obtain while, at the same time, moved to eliminate the programs that a) reduce unwanted pregnancies and b) make responsible parenting possible.
  • I’m mad as hell that even after Columbine, Aurora, Newtown, Virginia Tech, etc., we are still having to argue about asking that people get flipping background checks before they are able to buy, sell, or trade for a flipping gun. Seriously, you’re going to make me get an internal ultrasound and wait seventy-two flipping hours before I can get an abortion if I need one and it’s too much to flipping ask that you put up with one flipping second of delay before you can buy a gun?  Well-regulated militia! The words have meaning! Look it up!!
  • I’m mad as hell that two more girls who were gang-raped by people who flipping filmed the rapes and then distributed those films ended up being so harassed by people in their communities that they killed themselves. My friend Andrea talks about this much more eloquently than I ever could.
  • I’m mad as hell that Exxon seems to be able to just dump oil anywhere they damned well please and that they get to keep being one of the most profitable companies on the planet. Take all their money, and use it to clean up their mess.

What are you mad as hell about today?

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Jan 22

I do not regret my abortion

bfcd-2013I lived in Pittsburgh for a few years, did I tell you?

I lived in Pittsburgh, and went to Pitt for two years, then I dropped out to work full-time. I worked three jobs, and volunteered at the local radio station, and I had an apartment that I shared with my boyfriend.

He was ex-army, kicked out for abusing Percocet that he’d gotten for a knee injury (training, not combat — this is before Desert Storm). A terrific writer, but no follow-through. He’d get 10 pages into a story and then….stop. He wasn’t really able to hold down a job. I supported the two of us. I was really kind of an idiot about him. But not so much of an idiot that I would have unprotected sex with him. No, I was not so much of an idiot as that.

We spent some holidays with his parents (he lived locally), and I loved his mom and sister.

We got a dog, and we both adored that puppy. And then, one day, my boyfriend got pissed about something that the dog chewed on, and kicked him.

He kicked our dog.

I packed up everything I owned, called my friend Steve Mahofsky (he had a car, a credit card, and a somewhat flexible schedule), and he rented a U-haul, filled it with my stuff, and drove me and my dog home to Brooklyn the very next day.

The Very. Next. Day.

Two weeks later, in Brooklyn, I didn’t get my period. I thought it might be stress, you know. But I took a pregnancy test anyway when it still wasn’t there five days after that.

It was positive.

I made an appointment with Planned Parenthood. There was no doubt in my mind about what I was going to do. I was NOT going to tie myself forever to a man who had kicked. my. dog. If he could kick the dog, he could hit me. Or a baby. No. Flipping. Way. I was NOT going to bring a child into the world to have that man as a father. I was NOT.

Being with him in the first place was the stupidest choice I’ve ever made. Having an abortion after I left him, was the best choice I’ve ever made.

And it’s important to me that other women, that ALL women, be able to be free to make their own choices.


The second button down is for the tax deductible foundation

If it’s important to you, too. You know what to do.



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