In an effort to make a difference in Arizona, AZ NOW wants to encourage our members and friends to become more actively involved in our community and state government by educating them about what our legislators are doing. Following is an important issue! 2016 United States NOW PAC & ARIZONA NOW PAC ENDORSEMENTS United […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As welcome as monsoon rain in the Sonoran desert, the AZ NOW PAC showers the Valley thirsty for feminist voter guidance Women’s votes will decide the future 8.4.2016 – Kathryn Baumgardner, AZ NOW PAC Coordinator, released the second set of endorsements for the upcoming primary election. Based on answers to our […]
By Dianne Post Recently, several glass ceilings have been broken and others wacked hard. Internationally, women are 29% of the UN peacekeepers. Five women lead peacekeeping operations. Three completely female units are in Haiti, Liberia and DR Congo. The UN has found that the presence of women helps reduce conflict and confrontation, protects local women […]
Join us for this non-partisan, historic event honoring those who worked tirelessly for over 72 years to bring women the right to vote.
I’ve met many men who are convinced that men and women are completely equal in modern society. This belief, when aired in public, is usually paired with the complaint that, “women have it so easy”.
It is clear that the pay gap continues. Gathering data is the beginning of changing policy. We must change policy if we intend to truly bring about equality. EEOC should be leading that charge.
Posted 07/07/2016 by Amari O’Bannon & filed under Ending Violence Against Women, Stopping Violence Against Women. By Amari O’Bannon, President’s Office Intern Recently, one of my fellow interns wrote a fabulous information piece about the rarely acknowledged sexual abuse to prison pipeline. One of NOW’s current missions is to not only spread awareness about our […]
Posted 07/13/2016 by Angela Myers & filed under Activism, Essay, Promoting Diversity & Ending Racism. By Angela Myers, Communications Intern Wobbly and unsure on her feet, my mom leans with one hand on her walker while the other points to the large pink button on her chest. The button reads, “This is what a feminist […]
07.08.2016, DC, The tragic and senseless deaths of Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and five police officers in Dallas, Texas have left so many people heartbroken and grieving. As we grieve, we must also renew our commitment to take action, to restore trust between police and the communities […]
As the events in Ferguson illustrated, injustice is as American as motherhood and apple pie. From our inception, the Constitution counted African-Americans as only three-fifths of a person and Native Americans were not counted at all. Neither group could vote nor could women or people who didn’t own property.