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 … Continue reading DACA rescission and actions to take

Statement of NOW President Toni Van Pelt about Charlottesville

  Today hundreds are gathering in Charlottesville to mourn the death of Heather Heyer, killed during the Nazi protest. Here is the statement from NOW. Charlottesville White Supremacists Are On the Wrong Side of History 08.12.2017 The white supremacists who launched a brutal protest against the city of Charlottesville, Virginia’s plan to remove a statue … Continue reading Statement of NOW President Toni Van Pelt about Charlottesville

NOW condemns Trump’s plan for sweeping changes in immigration policy

#AZNOW Reposted 1-29-17     NOW condemns Trump’s plan for sweeping changes in immigration policy Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill 01.26.2017 In his draft executive order that makes sweeping changes in legal immigration policy, Donald Trump has doubled down on a white male supremacist agenda, xenophobia and hate speech. NOW stands in solidarity with … Continue reading NOW condemns Trump’s plan for sweeping changes in immigration policy

Inez Casiano/Central Phoenix NOW meeting  Sunday, 11-27-16

NOW is the time to come together and plan our strategy as feminists and progressives for the next four years. Please join us at our next Inez Casiano/Central Phoenix NOW meeting on: Sunday, November 27 at  10 a.m. at  Grand Central Coffee Company at  718 N Central Avenue 85004.  They open at 10 so get … Continue reading Inez Casiano/Central Phoenix NOW meeting  Sunday, 11-27-16

We Can No Longer Be Silent: How Intimate Partner Violence Affects Women of Color

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 … Continue reading We Can No Longer Be Silent: How Intimate Partner Violence Affects Women of Color

NOW Statement on the Tragic Events on Minnesota, Baton Rouge, and Dallas

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 … Continue reading NOW Statement on the Tragic Events on Minnesota, Baton Rouge, and Dallas

The price of apathy is to be ruled by evil men

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.

What You Need to Know About the Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline

Posted 06/22/2016 by Angela Myers & filed under Ending Sex Discrimination, Ending Violence Against Women, Stopping Violence Against Women. By Angela Myers, Communications Intern The juvenile justice system is criminalizing sexual assault victims. In our juvenile justice system, many, if not most, of the young women placed in the juvenile justice system are victims of sexual abuse. … Continue reading What You Need to Know About the Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline

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 … Continue reading It’s time Arizona recognizes equal rights for women