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/
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 … Continue reading DACA rescission and actions to take
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 … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey
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 … Continue reading Election Day next Tuesday, Aug 29
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 … Continue reading August 26th special events!
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 … Continue reading Flagstaff and Glendale Community College AZ NOW chapters coming soon!
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 … Continue reading Mother of Women Suffrage
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 Luján, … Continue reading Urgent Message to Democratic Leaders: You Can’t Have Economic Justice Without Reproductive Justice
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.