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The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

 


Equal Rights Action Day April 8, 2014--March! Rally! Make Yourself Heard!

  • Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
  • Location: State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO
  • Time: 8:30AM - 2:00PM
  • Schedule of Events
    Legislative Briefing, Hearing Room 7, Capitol Building
    8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
    8:45 to 10:30 a.m. Legislative Briefing
    Coordinated by the Missouri Women's Network; Contact: Mary Mosley, mmosley@tranquility.net

    March for Women's Rights
    10:30 a.m. Gather at the Corner of Adams and East High
    11:00 a.m. March to Capitol South Lawn
    Coordinated by Missouri Women United; Contact: Shelly LaRose, shellylarose@yahoo.com
    Please bring signs and organization banners. No sticks on signs. There is parking at Adams and Roe Streets.

    Women's Equity Rally Under the Dome
    11:30 a.m. Grand Entry into the Rotunda from the March for Women's Rights
    11:45 a.m. Program in the Rotunda Begins
    Coordinated by AAUW of Missouri; Contact: Karen Francis, karenbitzafrancis@yahoo.com

    Citizen Lobbying for Equal Rights
    12:30 p.m. Visit Your State Senator and Representative to Lobby for the ERA and Equal Pay
    Coordinated by ERA Missouri Campaign; Contact: Jane Crigler, jcrigler@kc.rr.com

Join us in the State Capitol in Jefferson City on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 to march, rally, and lobby for women's equality!
For more information, visit the Facebook page: Equal Rights Action Day

Supporting Organizations: AAUW of Missouri, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Greater Kansas City Coalition of Labor Women, League of Women Voters, Missouri National Organization for Women (NOW), Missouri State Women's Political Caucus, Missouri Women's Network, Missouri Women United, Vision 2020 Missouri

Equal Rights Action Day 2014(PDF)


Prairie States NOW Regional Conference April 19, 2014

Missouri NOW will host the Prairie States Region's conference this year in Kansas City, MO. Please mark your calendars and invite your friends!

  • Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • Venue: Kansas City Public Library 4801 Main Street, KCMO 816-701-3481
    Located just off the Country Club Plaza with free public parking
  • Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Schedule of Events
    10:00 to 10:30 Welcome
    10:30 to 11:45 Speaker from Veronica's Voice
    11:45 - 1:15 Lunch
    1:30 - 2:30 Region Business Meeting
    2:30 - 4:00 "Trans* (transgender) Inclusion" Workshop
  • Lodging: Not required--hotels nearby include:
    Hilton President, Downtown $197
    Hotel Phillips, Downtown $177
    Q Hotel, Westport $110
    Best Western, Plaza $100

For more information, contact Jamie Tomek at jtomek@nemonet.com and 573-324-3668 or Melissa Whitener at kcmetromonow@gmail.com and 913-226-5388.