How to Start a Chapter

NOW’s Grassroots Power

Founded in 1966 by a small but determined group of women’s rights advocates, NOW has  hundreds of thousands of members and contributing supporters as well as hundreds of chapters. NOW members are the heart, soul and muscle behind the organization. They elect leaders, set policy and determine our agenda. NOW’s vast and diverse membership gives us clout in the government, media and the public eye. By speaking out and taking action, NOW activists make change happen at the local, state and national level. Because we don’t rely on foundation or corporate dollars, NOW’s work for equality and justice is made possible by membership dues, individual donations and volunteer hours.

Starting a chapter

Don’t have a chapter nearby? Start one! Reach out to your state’s leadership or fill out the following interest form.