The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.


Why I March by Amanda B. Buchholz ..

On January 21, I will join hundreds of thousands of other activists for the Women’s March on Washington at one of its 280 sister marches bein

Women on the Money: Treasury Makes the Right Decision ..

The selection of Harriet Tubman, Union spy, anti-slavery activist and leader of the Underground Railroad risking her life to escort slaves to freed

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Missouri NOW State Council Meeting ..

Sat. Jan. 28th 11:30am to 3pm Boone County Govt. Center, 801 E. Walnut St., Columbia MO

The Missouri NOW State Council serves as a collec

Columbia Area NOW Monthly Meeting ..

Thurs. Jan. 26th 7pm Columbia Mall Food Court, Columbia MO

We will share information from the marches and other events connected to the i

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  • It seems impossible at times that NOW has been able to contribute, in only forty years, to so many of the changes for women in this country. When a handful of women were writing on paper napkins at a public table in 1966 I'm sure that they had no idea of how the organization they were planning would turn out. But it was a good time for change. The U.S. Conference on the Status of Women had been started under President Kennedy in 1963 and there was more communication between local groups and those of other states. Common goals were surfacing and there was much more media attention to women's activities and ideas and there was even some money available! So they tried for more.

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