As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.
NOW’s actions have established the organization as a major force for women’s rights.
Our six core issues promote intersectional solutions to the problems faced by women.
Founded in 1966, NOW’s nearly 50 year story marches on; see pictures, read about our history and meet previous presidents.
Learn more about NOW’s policy stances, adopted by our membership and put in place by the National Action Center.
Want to work for NOW? Looking to aid the movement? Open positions listed here.