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Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger conducts two-day civil rights tour, advocates for dignity of 7th District residents

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER Whether in the nation’s capital or Virginia’s capital, this week it was back to business as usual for U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger. On Capitol Hill in Washington, the Democrat held a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing on new wood products. In Richmond, she attended an event honoring World War II codebreaker Dorothy Braden Bruce at the Virginia War Memoria... Read more »

Henrico Citizen: Spanberger completes two-day district tour

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HENRICO CITIZEN U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger of Virginia’s Seventh District, last week conducted a two-day, civil rights-focused tour in Central Virginia. Spanberger’s district includes the western half of Henrico County. Spanberger focused what she called the civil rights tour on learning more about the priorities of the Seventh District’s underserved and marginalized communities. Durin... Read more »

Spanberger Concludes Two-Day, Civil Rights-Focused Tour in Central Virginia, Advocates for the Dignity of All Seventh District Residents

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**Click Here for Photo Albums from the Two-Day Tour** HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday concluded a two-day, civil rights-focused tour in Central Virginia. To better inform her work in the U.S. House, Spanberger focused her civil rights tour on learning more about the priorities of the Seventh District’s underserved and marginalized communities—and those who advocat... Read more »

Richmond Times Dispatch: Three Virginia congresswomen hail House vote to remove deadline for ratifying ERA

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RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH, MEL LEONOR The three women in Virginia’s congressional delegation celebrated Thursday the passage of a resolution in the U.S. House that would do away with the long-past deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The House voted 232-183 to remove language setting the ratification deadline as 1982 — when only 35 of the needed 38 states had ratified the language. The eff... Read more »

Wall Street Journal: House Votes to Eliminate Deadline on Adding ERA to Constitution

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WALL STREET JOURNAL, NATALIE ANDREWS The House voted to eliminate the deadline for adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, though the court battle continues over the validity of the ratification time limit Congress once set. The resolution passed Thursday by a vote of 232-183, with five Republicans joining the Democratic majority. It isn’t likely to be taken up in the GOP-led Senate... Read more »

Virginia Mercury: U.S. House votes to remove one ERA obstacle

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VIRGINIA MERCURY, ROBIN BRAVENDER The U.S. House voted on Thursday to remove one barrier to adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but plenty of legal and political obstacles remain. The House voted 232-183 on Thursday — largely along partisan lines — to approve a resolution that would remove an expired congressional deadline for the ratification of a constitutional amendment ... Read more »

Joint Statement from Virginia Congresswomen Ahead of House Vote to Remove ERA Ratification Deadline

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Elaine Luria (D-VA-02), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA-10) today released the following statement ahead of the U.S. House of Representatives voting to remove the ratification deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution. “Equality should have no expiration date. As the three women of Virginia’s congressional ... Read more »

Spanberger Votes to Pass Bipartisan Bill to Protect Older Adults in the Central Virginia Workforce, Combat Age Discrimination

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted to advance a bipartisan bill that would strengthen protections against workplace discrimination—including for Central Virginians with age discrimination complaints. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), older workers are more likely to face long-term unemployment following the loss of their jobs. ... Read more »

Spanberger Passes Legislation to Defend Virginians Against Unprecedented Efforts to Strip Voting Rights

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today helped pass legislation to defend Americans against attacks on their fundamental right to make their voices heard at the ballot box. Across the United States, Americans are facing a pattern of suppressive laws and practices, like the unfair purging of voters from the rolls and the moving or elimination of polling places. These barrier... Read more »

Spanberger Statement Ahead of Historic Equal Rights Amendment Vote in House Judiciary Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of today’s historic U.S. House Judiciary Committee vote on legislation to help ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger released the following statement. “There is no time limit on equality, and it’s beyond time for women and men to be recognized and protected as equals under the law. Today, we’ll see the House Judiciary Committee vot... Read more »

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