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The Arizona National Organization for Women (AZNOW) works to advance the equal status of women and girls in all aspects of their lives.

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2022 AZ NOW State Conference

Defending Democracy NOW

Join us for the 2022 Arizona State NOW Annual Conference!

Quiana Dickenson, NOW Political Director is an experienced Political Strategist with a demonstrated history with coalition building, community outreach, and candidate development. She will be speaking to us about voting and assisting our candidates.

Marie Thearle who coordinates the AZ NOW PAC endorsement process, will be updating us on what the PAC has been doing.

will be talking to us about rank choice voting and what they are doing to reform and improve our elections.

We will be awarding the Karen Clark Courage Award to Dr. DeShawn Taylor. This award is given to an outstanding woman that fights for the core values that NOW represents.

Jacque Starks, a certified Diversity Executive and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Engagement manager for Maricopa County Community College District, will be performing a workshop on diversity and healing racism. "Get Real about Racial Truth and Reconciliation."

Kaweah, a community organizer, shamanic teacher, singer, songwriter and poet will be sharing her inspirational poetry.

For those that wish to stay after our program, we will be having a discussion on what is happening with abortion issues statewide and nationally.

Register at EVENTBRITE to reserve your space for either an in person or online attendance.  

Attendees must be fully vaccinated and masked.

A few words about us

The AZ-Team

AZNOW uses a variety of strategies in advancing women's rights and addressing NOW's core issues. Through our legislative, educational, and political work, we strive to effect change on different levels and in diverse ways. Our state coordinators/board members focus on specific issues while our general members are welcome to contribute in any way they would like (learn more about membership here).

AZNOW is the umbrella chapter for the local NOW chapters in Arizona, however, each chapter functions as its own entity.

We welcome you to visit any of our local chapters, located in Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff, or inquire about how to start one near you!

You can learn more about the National Organization for Women (NOW), by visiting


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Sheila Ogea - Policy Spokesperson & Technology

Hello and welcome to My name is Laura Terech and as our Policy Spokesperson, I am delighted to welcome you to our new website and encourage you to explore all its features. Please check out the calendar to view upcoming events in your area. Here you’ll find information about what AZNOW is, what NOW is, and get to know a little more about our officers. Our blog/news posts, PAC, and conference pages contain information on how to join, request a political endorsement, attend our annual conference, and much more. If you need any additional information about me or AZNOW, please feel free to shoot me an email me at policyspokesperson at We’re here for you!

Get active NOW

Dianne Post our legislative representative has created a Linktree page where you can contact your representatives, create letters to the editors of various papers, and join an action team or phone bank. This is something that you can do NOW to make an impact on issues that affect you.

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Our Six Core Issues

  • Defending Reproductive Rights and Justice

    We believe reproductive rights are issues of life and death for women, not mere matters of choice. We fully support access to safe abortion, to effective birth control, to emergency contraception, to reproductive health services, and to comprehensive sex education for men and women.

  • Improving LGBT+ Rights

    We are committed to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas of life, including employment, housing, public accommodations, health services, child custody, and military service.

  • Winning Constitutional Equality

    We are steadfast and unwavering in our pursuit of a promise of equal rights in the U.S. Constitution. The progress we have made must continue and not depend on legislation that can be (and has been) weakened or repealed by local or federal legislators.

Two States
One Date

Earlier this year Arizona and Virgina were on the verge of making history for becoming the threshold 38th state to ratify the ERA. Join us in congratulating Virgina for ratifying the ERA! We will continue to work in Arizona to do the same! Visit our ERA Task Force to support!

Support ERA Task force AZ

The ERA Task Force AZ is a coalition of groups and individual volunteers working to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Arizona. They have been working tirelessly as sentinels at the Arizona Capitol building, attending events, rallies, and even operating a lemonade stand to raise funds. They put forth their best effort in raising awareness throughout the State about ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

"Support ERA Task Force AZ here.

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