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Fleischauer Accepts New Position

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Morgantown – Former West Virginia Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer is scheduled to tell the Monongalia County Democratic Executive Committee Monday evening that she has accepted a position with the Feminist Majority, a national women’s rights organization. 

The Feminist Majority Foundation, its sister organization, is the publisher of Ms. Magazine, the former Delegate said.

Previewing her Monday speech, Fleischauer said she  will be working with Feminist Majority’s National President, Eleanor Smeal, on its national 2024 campus campaign, organizing young women on college campuses on two main issues – adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and “the urgent need to protect abortion rights,” she said.

“I feel like I can make a difference mobilizing young women in battleground states on these critical issues,” Fleischauer said.

“And I am thrilled to have the chance to map out and implement strategies with Ellie Smeal, whom I have long admired.”

Successful campus organizing campaigns launched by the Feminist Majority in 2020 and 2022 contributed to achieving Democrat majorities in the Virginia state House and Senate and securing state constitutional abortion rights in Ohio, according to Fleischauer.

She said many young women are not aware that the ERA is not officially part of the federal constitution.

Fleischauer has the longest tenure of any female elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing Monongalia County for 26 years.

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“After careful consideration,” Fleischauer said she has decided not to file for a seat in the House of Delegates in 2024, but added that she is not ending her political career in West Virginia.

“At this historic time,” she concluded, “working on women’s issues nationally to protect our democracy feels like the best way to honor my core value of public service.”

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  • Ron Gregory

    From Mayor of Glenville at age 26 to Assistant Mayor of Charleston, management of various public entities, and countless political races in West Virginia – Ron Gregory is the most noted political correspondent in the state.

From Mayor of Glenville at age 26 to Assistant Mayor of Charleston, management of various public entities, and countless political races in West Virginia - Ron Gregory is the most noted political correspondent in the state.