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Meet Freeda Cathcart - ERA Candidate

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Freeda Cathcart is running for the 17th House of Delegates in southwest Virginia.  The Virginia Senate has recently passed the ERA but the House of Delegates has refused to bring it to a vote.  Freeda promoted the petition to the White House to support the ERA to help make sure that the petition received enough votes before the deadline expired.  She made sure that Virginia was well represented in the total vote count.  Freeda is working hard to be elected this fall so that she can cast her vote for the ERA in Virginia's General Assembly.

Freeda is the great-granddaughter of a suffragette who was a member of the League of Women Voters after women won the right to vote.  Freeda is working to re-activate a local chapter of the League of Women Voters.  Women need to use their power to vote to advance women's rights and they need to influence men to support their efforts.

Freeda Cathcart has spent her life advocating for families in The Roanoke Valley and across Virginia. She's been a strong voice on issues of education and healthcare in Virginia. Freeda has helped shape public policy to improve the lives of middle class families and women. When elected Freeda will work hard in the General Assembly for families in our Commonwealth.

A graduate of Roanoke College, Freeda has been a public school social studies teacher and has worked as a Reinsurance Specialist for Shenandoah Life Insurance Company. Freeda also has worked for the Child Health Investment Partnership as a Parent Educator where she helped families with newborn babies throughout the Roanoke Valley from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

As an appointee of Governor Tim Kaine, Freeda served as a Consumer Representative on the Advisory Board for Midwifery.