Orlando, Fla. — Members of the National Organization for Women voted Saturday to elect Toni Van Pelt president of the organization. Gilda Yazzie was elected vice president.
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To schedule an interview with Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, today or tomorrow for the Women’s March, please email
Today Donald Trump took the oath of office, and became 45th president of the United States. Today, and every day for the next four years, we will resist his white nationalist agenda.
Throughout a long and divisive campaign, Mr. Trump made it clear that he does NOT believe that women’s rights are human rights. As committed advocates for the dignity and equality of women, in all our diversity, National Organization for Women activists are mobilizing to promote gender equality.
There is a powerful resistance movement swelling in our nation. Hundreds of thousands of people are preparing to attend Women’s Marches tomorrow, January 21. NOW will be proud to continue that work on January 22 and afterward. We face many challenges ahead, but we intend to achieve reproductive justice, an end to the sexual abuse to prison pipeline, a constitutional guarantee of gender equality, and secure voting rights for every individual in our country.
In his inaugural address today, Mr. Trump made a promise to people in the United States: “you will never be ignored again.” Believe me, we will NOT be ignored. We will not allow Mr. Trump to forget people of color, immigrants, LGBTQIA folks, disabled individuals, women, or any other marginalized group. We are raising our voices loud, and we will fight back!
M.E. Ficarra , , 951-547-1241 
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The organizers from WMOW have BIG NEWS!!!
There are 9 yes NINE, Sister Marches in Arizona: Ajo, Flagstaff, Green Valley, Jerome, Phoenix, Prescott, Sedona, Tucson, Yuma... and ???
IS YOUR MARCH NOT LISTED?? Click and let organizers know. Sister Marches Register Here
AZ Sister Marches as of 1-15-17 cited 10:08PM
Ajo — Women's March - Ajo, AZ
Flagstaff — Women's March - Flagstaff, AZ
Green Valley — Women's March on Washington - Green Valley Rally
Jerome — Jerome Stands in Solidarity
Phoenix — Women's March - Phoenix, AZ
Prescott — Women's March - Prescott, AZ
Sedona — Sedona AZ Peaceful Unity March
Tucson — Women's March - Tucson, AZ
Yuma — Women's March - Yuma, AZ
Sister Marches Press Releases (717) 478-3703
Media Contact: Tina Cassidy
Women’s Marches Planned for all 50 States and More Than 40 Other Global Cities Grassroots Efforts from Sydney to Atlanta Could Top 1 Million Participants Organizing for Freedom and Democracy for All
BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2017 - The Women’s March on Washington has inspired nearly 300 other ‘sister marches’ to take place on Jan. 21. All 50 states and Puerto Rico are confirmed to have at least one grassroots-led march on that day, as well as 55 global cities on six continents, from Tokyo to Sydney, Nairobi to Paris to Bogotá.
“This is an unprecedented, organic and viral grassroots global movement that is growing everyday. More than 500,000 people have already committed to march all over the country and the world in just a matter of weeks,” said Boston-based national sister march spokeswoman Yordanos Eyoel, who became a U.S. citizen last fall. “The aggregate turnout has the potential to exceed 1 million marchers. What makes this movement even more special is that people who have never been politically active before are now mobilizing.”
While each person may have their own reasons for marching, the mission is to bring people together to take a stand on issues that deeply impact all of us. The marches will seek to reaffirm the core American values of freedom and democracy for all at a time when many fear that their voices will be lost, specifically related to women’s rights, immigrant rights, worker rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, environmental rights, rights for all races, and religious freedom.
Spearheaded by first time-organizers and seasoned activists, the marches are bringing together people of all backgrounds, races, religions, gender identities, ages and abilities, as well as communities of immigrants. While led by women, all are welcome to attend the marches. More than 300,000 people have signed up on Facebook to attend a local march, in addition to approximately 200,000 who have said they will attend the Women’s March on Washington.
Each march will have its own program, from music and speeches to a rally at a suffragist’s grave in upstate New York, to a verbal “human mosaic” of people in Napa Valley sharing their vision for the future. In Maui, the march will begin with a moment of silence followed by a Hawaiian blessing. In Birmingham, Ala., marchers will gather at the 16th Baptist Church, an iconic civil rights site. In Berlin, the march, to be held Jan. 20, will end at the Brandenburg Gate.
“We need to stand united in the fight for justice and recognition of our shared humanity,” said Little Rock, Ark.’s sister march organizer and Be the Change Alliance founder Gwendolynn Combs, who has never been politically active before now. “The Women's March for Arkansas strives to build that momentum by uniting, educating, and empowering new activists, exposing them to new ideas, and providing direction while connecting them to advocacy organizations.”
The cities with the largest number of march registrants so far include Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Boston, Denver, San Francisco, New York, Austin and Minneapolis/St. Paul. But even marches in small and non-coastal cities are gaining momentum as well, in places such as Topeka, Nashville, Des Moines, Oklahoma City, Columbus, and Phoenix.
“We’re excited that women across the nation and the world are organizing to stand together in solidarity. Our unity will send a strong and clear message that women and our allies will protect our rights, our health, our safety and our communities,” said Bob Bland, a co-chair of Women’s March on Washington. “These sister marches show a powerful and inclusive movement, which is just as crucial as the thousands who will travel to D.C."
For a complete list of the marches, or to find the march nearest you, visit the Women's March on Washington’s sister march international directory.
TWITTER: and the hashtag #sistermarch

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill endorsing the Women’s March on Washington 
12.07.2016 (Reposted 1-13-17)
The National Organization for Women proudly endorses the Women’s March on Washington. On January 21, 2017, we will join with activists from across the country in a historic and necessary affirmation that women’s rights are human rights. There is no better place for us to deliver this message than Washington, D.C. on the first day of the new administration.Dedicated to intersectional grassroots organizing to lead societal change, NOW stands in unwavering solidarity with our sisters whose communities have been insulted, demonized and threatened in recent months, including communities of color, LGBTQIA people, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslims, people with disabilities, economically impoverished people, survivors of sexual assault, and those who seek–and the caring professionals who provide–safe, affordable abortion care and birth control.
NOW’s activists and leaders will be on the front lines with our sisters in the struggle, supporting their leadership We will not trade away the rights of one group of women for the advancement of another. We unite with all women who seek freedom and self-determination, and join hands with all of the great movements seeking equity, parity, empowerment, and justice. We will not submit, nor will we be intimidated. But we will keep moving forward. 
Our task ahead will be difficult and often painful. But the Women’s March will set the tone for a new upwelling of grassroots activism, advocacy, and resistance. Women will never go back. Together, we will fight back! 
M.E. Ficarra , , 951-547-1241 
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Disaster is natural. Whether we remain ash or become the phoenix is up to us. Feminists know how to keep to our deepest convictions and remember our goals. 
Safety Pin Nation is having a vigil on January 20th at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix.
See the website:
Here is information below about 5 - YES FIVE - marches in Arizona!! 
Tucson, Phoenix, Sedona, Prescott, and Flagstaff!!!
Below is the link for the ARIZONA Womens March scheduled for January 21st. Not everyone will be able to travel to Washington, D. C. and so this will be our opportunity to speak out and take action. 
Please feel free to forward to all of your friends.
Let's make it a spectacular turnout!
P.S. The various sites can be a little confusing, so watch carefully for Phoenix, AZ. (There is a march scheduled for four other cities in Arizona.)
arizona womens march 
You can get together with friends and make posters, signs, set up car pools, etc. Lets make some great memories making her/history!

The Inez Casiano/Central Phoenix NOW chapter will have their monthly meeting Sunday, October 23 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Grand Coffee, 718 N Central, upstairs. 
This month we'll hear from January Contreras of Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS) about immigrant women and trafficking. In addition, we'll do a follow up action on the shackling case i.e. write letters to the Board of Supervisors not to fund private lawyers for the case but to settle. Some endorsed candidates may stop by if their schedule permits

10-9-16 Presidential Debate Watch Party Inez Casiano NOW Chapter invites members & non-members
Sunday, October 9th 5:30-8:00 pm (Debate Time 6-7:30)
And we get to support a local business! Grace owner of Tuck Shop, is an amazing feminist, host and small business owner - thanks Grace!

Tuck's Shop 2245 North 12th Street Phoenix, AZ 85012

Wine raffle, bumper stickers yard signs and other campaign fun will be there. Ohhhhh and even some of our favorite candidates, hmmmmmmm.


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Feminist Majority's campaign "She Wins We Win," is working with Planned Parenthood, Arizona NOW, NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona, NOW and other organizations in Arizona.

This post is published with permission 10-3-16
The Feminist Majority is working with Planned Parenthood, Arizona NOW, NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona, NOW and other organizations in Arizona to bring together an unprecedented coalition of women leaders and activists to sound the alarm about this critical election and to help turn out the largest women's vote in history for Hillary and Ann.
Celebrated feminist actors Kate Burton (Vice President Sally Washington on the hit ABC series Scandal) and Anabeth Gish (also a regular on Scandal and many other beloved television series) will be joining us along with other leaders in the Phoenix area.
Our Phoenix She Wins We Win event and press conference will be Wednesday, October 12th, 10:00AM at the UFCW located at 2401 N. Central Avenue. [We are scheduled to have a Tucson event and press conference later that afternoon, 2:30PM, location TBA.]
Please let us know if you and any other members or officers will be able to join us. We would be thrilled to have as many of you as possible. If you would like to be listed on our media advisory, please provide your name, title and organization. If you are a non-profit, you may list your title and organization- for identification purposes only.
We hope very much to see you and other members of your organization there!
She Wins We Win is a campaign of the Feminist Majority ( As you know, there is so much at stake in the 2016 election — women’s lives and futures are on the ballot. The outcome of the election will determine the majority on the Supreme Court, policies on women's health and access to abortion, closing the pay gap, raising the minimum wage, securing paid sick and paid family medical leave, ending violence against women including sexual assault on college campuses, college affordability, immigration reform, full LGBTQ rights, stopping gun violence and addressing climate change, and more. We must help to make sure that these and other critical issues of great concern to women stay front and center in this election.
We are reaching out to women leaders from all sectors — elected women, women of color, labor, healthcare and reproductive rights, the law, business, rape and domestic violence, non profit service and advocacy groups, child care and education, and college students— to participate. We invite you to recruit and bring your colleagues, board members and supporters to show a rainbow of broad support by women under one umbrella in a rally-like atmosphere for Hillary and Ann.
We hope very much you will join us - and bring others to attend with you. Thanks so much again.
duVergne Gaines
National Organizer
She Wins We Win
A project of the Feminist Majority
Office: (310) 556-2500

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“In the name of democracy and freedom, I feel obligated to use my voice to encourage voters to make Hillary Clinton our next President. In doing so, we will all be on the right side of history.” Tony nominated actress Adrienne Warren

“I have never made calls. I actually hate talking on the phone ... I am finding that this is making me find my voice.” Kathy

“GOTV was important enough for me to wake up an hour and half early in California to make calls to Michigan. I made as many as I could — the next best thing was getting my dad involved. My mom then sat next to him, and they worked together. They made 26 dials (and even had a tally sheet)." Sabrina

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