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Join us in welcoming the newly convened Flagstaff Chapter of NOW!

Convening Chapter Meeting held Saturday, November 11 at NAU Campus in Flagstaff: A small group met at 10:00 am in the Northern Arizona University Women’s and Gender Studies office, SBS West (Building 70), Suite 100.  Dr. Dayle Hardy-Short offered some insight through her research on the status and history of the ERA. Some of the […]

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I am excited to announce that Arizona NOW is Sponsoring the We the People Summit on 11/4 in Phoenix, AZ.  I hope to see you there!  Prices go up on 10/15, please purchase your tickets today! Go to the link below to learn more and to purchase your ticket(s): http://www.wethepeoplesummit.com/  

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DACA rescission and actions to take

Dear NOW Supporters, The Trump Administration’s terrible decision to end DACA and Attorney General Sessions’ use of cruel and hateful language like “illegal aliens” in reference to young people who have played by the rules is so sad. Let our representatives know our outrage. Call Senators McCain and Flake. Send emails, letters, and postcards. Post […]

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Hurricane Harvey

          August 30, 2017 Dear NOW supporters, I’m sure you are all as concerned for the victims of Hurricane Harvey as I am.  Some of you have loved ones and friends in its very destructive path, and even if you don’t, the photos and news are harrowing. These are people in […]

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Election Day next Tuesday, Aug 29

Make your voices heard on August 29 Election day is next Tuesday, August 29 for Phoenix, Prescott, Tucson, and Yuma. While it’s too late to request an early ballot or mail in your early ballot, you can vote early in person through 5:00 PM this Friday, August 25. And if you can’t make the early […]

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August 26th special events!

Saturday, August 26th marks the passing of the 19th Amendment, granting the right to vote to select American women. The progress of women’s equality in Arizona is gaining attention, and efforts to increase the level of public awareness and garner bipartisan support to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment are not going away anytime soon. We will continue […]

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Flagstaff and Glendale Community College AZ NOW chapters coming soon!

Introducing Dorene Campbell and Salie Travis, AZ NOW’s new State Coordinators for Chapter Development! Salie Travis and Dorene Campbell are working to help form new AZ NOW chapters and reconvene existing ones. All you need is 3 members to form a chapter—that’s it, just 3! They’ve already met with Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans about a […]

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Mother of Women Suffrage

Today we honor the birthday of the “Mother of Women Suffrage”. No, not Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton. ESTHER HOBART MORRIS was born on this day in 1814. Orphaned at 11, she learned millinery and was a successful businesswoman by her 30s. Upon her first husband’s death, she moved with her son to […]

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Urgent Message to Democratic Leaders: You Can’t Have Economic Justice Without Reproductive Justice

Statement of NOW President Toni Van Pelt 08.03.2017 The Democratic party, determined to win back the majority in the House of Representatives at any cost, is throwing its support behind anti-choice candidates. That’s a huge mistake. Reproductive justice is at the heart of women’s health, welfare, safety, and economic security. This week Rep. Ben Ray […]

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It’s time Arizona recognizes equal rights for women

Arizona Capital Times, Dianne Post and Kaitlin Ford — Dianne Post is a Phoenix attorney and Kaitlin Ford is an intern for NOW. By: Guest Opinion  January 21, 2016 , 5:30 pm Most Americans have heard of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). What most Americans do not realize is that the ERA did not pass and is not […]

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TANF

A little known change was made in the budget passed in the middle of the night this year – a family on TANF were reduced to a lifetime maximum of one year.  Think about that.  A family who is in poverty can get help from the state for only one year.  Is one year enough […]

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Action Alert

The Supreme Court did a good job of messing up the 1965 Voting Rights Act that has provided protection to minority voters for 50 years.  Please help us correct the damage done by urging your two senators (Flake and McCain) and your congressional district’s representative to co-sponsor H.R. 885, the Voting Rights Amendment Act.  Two […]

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Join The Campaign For Change

Let’s keep up the pressure on Governor Ducey!   We need to continue to speak up for our families and communities, despite the catastrophic budget.   As you know, we allocate an ever-increasing proportion of the state budget to mass incarceration at the expense of neighborhood schools and badly needed social services.   Join with […]

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National Conference 2015

The 2015 National NOW Conference will be held from June 19-21 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Hyatt Regency. This is an opportunity for us to gather and tackle the critical issues on NOW’s agenda and shape the future of women’s rights. Additionally, this year’s conference will give NOW activists the opportunity to address our […]

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Statement from NOW President Terry O’Neill on Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Candidacy Announcement

Washington, D.C. –  I welcome Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for President in 2016 because gender matters in the United States today, and Hillary Clinton’s life experiences as a woman give her knowledge, insights, and wisdom that others do not have.  That’s good for our politics and good for our country. Secretary Clinton’s candidacy is a powerful […]

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Sun Cities NOW chapter May 6th meeting

Join the Sun Cities NOW chapter for their May 6th meeting.  Meeting starts at 1 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Surprise. (17540 Ave of the Arts, Surprise, AZ 85378) Guest Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Allison has practiced cardiology in Phoenix for 21 years.  She is the former Section Head of Cardiology for the Cigna Medical Group, […]

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Politicians Who Claim To Champion Women’s Rights Need To Stand With Us Right Now

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill on Anti-Abortion Rider Attached to Medicare “Doc Fix” Bill 03.21.2015 Washington, D.C. –  The “War on Women” is escalating in Congress, and we need every elected official who says they champion women’s basic rights to be our champions right now. The latest reported attack on women’s access to abortion […]

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What does Love Your Body mean to you?

Every day, in so many ways, the beauty industry tells women and girls that being admired, envied, and desired based on their looks is a primary function of true womanhood. The beauty template women are expected to follow is extremely narrow, unrealistic and frequently hazardous to their health. The Love Your Body campaign was designed […]

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#ResignGoodell

I’m sure you’ve seen that a second video showing Baltimore Raven’s player Ray Rice committing an act of domestic violence has been released. Every media outlet has been showing it, making it hard to ignore. Sign the petition and tell Goodell that he must go. Only when millions of NFL fans saw that video did […]

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Join Inez Casiano Central Phoenix NOW Chapter for a protest against Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court ruled that some private employers with religious objections can refuse to cover contraception for women employees. The court’s ruling struck down the birth control mandate for “closely held” corporations in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell. The private companies challenged the mandate of the Affordable Care Act […]

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Roberts’ Court Enables Violence At Abortion Clinics; NOW calls on Chief Justice to Take Down His Own Buffer Zone

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Women (NOW) condemns the Supreme Court’s cavalier disregard for the physical safety – the lives, even — of women seeking abortion care and the health care providers who serve them. In a country where patients and doctors have endured horrific violence at the […]

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Good company for feminists.

According to voter polls there’s been a 9% increase in self identified feminist voters since 2008. In 2012 55% of women voters label them selves as a feminist. You can read the full article here. I know some of you 2nd wave ladies are asking where are the young people at (*cough, cough* Hi, 30-something in […]

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Tell House to Vote NO on VAWA Substitute and YES on Senate Bill

TAKE ACTION: There is a chance that the bipartisan, inclusive Senate-passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (S. 47) could pass the House of Representatives tomorrow. But, the completely unacceptable substitute VAWA, being pushed by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash) as the sponsor, will be brought to the floor for a vote first. […]

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Rally at the Capitol!


Women from all over Arizona on opening day of the legislature to remind our legislators that Women educated, acted and voted! While we made some inroads in last month’s election and there are more pro-women’s health legislators in our state legislature, the war on women wages on and the future of women’s health hangs in […]

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New Abortion Restrictions Limit Access to Reproductive Health Care in Arizona

by Karen Van Hooft This year has been a disastrous one for reproductive rights and women’s health care in general in Arizona. During its 2011 session the state legis- lature passed, and Governor Brewer signed, significant new abortion re- strictions, and later in the year the Arizona Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to earlier […]

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