Non-profit

Equality Virginia Advocates

Location:

Richmond, VA

Tax ID:

54-1715115

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $105,787
Expenses: $95,660
Assets: $13,644

Former Executive Director:

James Parrish

Equality Virginia Advocates (EVA) is the lobbying arm of the nonprofit organization, Equality Virginia, a left-of-center organization that promotes LGBT-interest policies and legislation.

EVA actively engages with legislators in the Virginia General Assembly in support of its agenda. EVA also encourages legislators to sign any number of its non-discrimination statements, one of which designates signers as “Local Leaders for Fairness.” [1]

EVA circulates a questionnaire to Virginia candidates in order to gauge each one’s support of LGBT issues, and uses the results to determine its endorsements. [2]

Activities

Advocacy

EVA  advances the interests of LGBT people in Virginia by engaging with legislators in the Virginia State Assembly, in support of LGBT-interest legislation like same-sex marriage and various “non-discrimination” policies, and in opposition to bills it claims moves its agenda “backwards.” [3]

EVA has authored multiple non-discrimination statements that it asks Assembly members to sign, with a list of signers prominently displayed on its website. One statement is a single sentence, affirming that the signing legislator will not discriminate against an employee in their office based on gender or sexual preference. [4]  Another statement calls its signers “Local Leaders for Fairness” and asks for a promise to support legislation that supports EVA’s LGBT interests, calling it a “basic human right.” [5]

EVA chooses its political endorsements by circulating a questionnaire to candidates, asking how they will support EVA’s LGBT related issues. [6]

Contributions to Other Organizations

In 2017, EVA contributed $50,000 to the AAPI Victory Fund. [7]

In 2005, the Equality Virginia Political Action Committee (EVPAC) was established. [8]

References

  1. “Local Leaders for Fairness Statement of Support.” Equality Virginia, 2020. Accessed May 5, 2020. https://www.equalityvirginia.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Local-Leaders-for-Fairness-Statement-of-Support.pdf. ^
  2. “ECPAC 2019 Endorsements.” Equality Virginia Advocates, 2020. Accessed May 5, 2020. https://evadvocates.org/endorsements/. ^
  3. “Equality Virginia at the General Assembly.” Equality Virginia, 2020. Accessed May 5, 2020. https://www.equalityvirginia.org/equality-virginia-at-the-general-assembly/. ^
  4. “Legislators Who Have Signed the Non-discrimination Statement.” Equality Virginia, 2020. Accessed May 5, 2020. https://www.equalityvirginia.org/what-we-do/ending-discrimination/workplace-discrimination/legislators-committed-to-a-fair-workplace/. ^
  5. “Local Leaders for Fairness Statement of Support.” Equality Virginia, 2020. Accessed May 5, 2020. https://www.equalityvirginia.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Local-Leaders-for-Fairness-Statement-of-Support.pdf. ^
  6. “ECPAC 2019 Endorsements.” Equality Virginia Advocates, 2020. Accessed May 5, 2020. https://evadvocates.org/endorsements/. ^
  7. “Individual Contributions: Equality Virginia Advocates.” Federal Election Commission. Accessed March 29, 2020. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=equality%20virginia. ^
  8. “Who We Are.” Equality Virginia Advocates, 2020. Accessed March 30, 2020.  https://evadvocates.org/about-ev/who-we-are/. ^

Associated Organizations

  1. Equality Virginia (Non-profit)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: August 1, 1994

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Dec Form 990 $105,787 $95,660 $13,644 $0 N $105,787 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2010 Dec Form 990EZ $29,770 $28,097 $6,292 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Equality Virginia Advocates

    PO BOX 17860
    Richmond, VA 23226-7860