National Organization for Women (NOW)

Posted November 19th, 2014 at 9:59 am.

NOW2As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights. NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States, with hundreds of thousands of contributing members and more than 500 local and campus affiliates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

NOW’s priorities are winning economic equality and securing it with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will guarantee equal rights for women; championing abortion rights, reproductive freedom and other women’s health issues; opposing racism; fighting bigotry against the LGBTQIA community; and ending violence against women.

NOW1NOW activists use both traditional and non-traditional means to push for social change. NOW activists do extensive electoral and lobbying work and bring lawsuits. We also organize mass marches, rallies, pickets, non-violent civil disobedience and immediate, responsive “zap” actions. NOW re-instituted mass marches for women’s rights in the face of conventional wisdom that marches went out with the 1960s. In 2004, the March for Women’s Lives became the largest mass action of any kind in U.S. history, bringing a record 1.15 million people to Washington, DC to advocate for women’s reproductive health options.

Meetings are second Mondays of the month at 1606 Walnut St.,6 – 7:30 PM

NOW offers unpaid internships in the summer at their DC office. Click here for more information, or see other ways you can get involved. Throughout the semester, internships are available through the Philadelphia chapter on a rolling basis. Contact info.phillynow@gmail.com to express interest and for more information.

Website: http://www.phillynow.org/

Email: info.phillynow@gmail.com

Phone: (215) 496-1294

Location: 1211 Chestnut Street, 7th floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

*This site is accessible via public transportation from the Bryn Mawr campus.

Please see transportation reimbursement policy.

Filed under: All Opportunities,Philadelphia,Washington DC,Women by Alizeh Amer

Comments are closed.