November/December 2020


Congratulations to President-Elect Biden and Vice Presiden Elect Harris!

To read our full statement of jubilation, here.

Read more about our newest Officers of the National Action Center, here.

 

National NOW & Feminist Majority Virtual Conference Recap

looking forward to seeing you and together we will get “Fired Up-Ready to Vote!” Register here at no charge.

 

Chapter Updates

Round Orders:

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, NOW staff is teleworking to ensure the health of their family and peers. The status of your order is still pending and will be shipped once I am able to make it to the office.

Please do let National know if you have any questions or concerns regarding your order and we will make sure to work with you.

Chapter Annual Report: 

Thank you so much to those who have submitted their chapter annual reports for 2019. Please be aware that the Chapter Annual report for 2019 will be on the Members Only page until December 31, 2020. Eligibility for rebates includes the submission of the most recent annual chapter annual report. The form to complete can be found on the Members Only page.

Campus Action Network (CANs):

The Chapters Department is currently working on contacting all inactive campus action networks. If any chapter leaders are still in contact with a school/university that had a NOW CAN, please email us (at chapters@now.org) their contact information so we can follow up. We would like to revive as many CANs as we can and also convene new Campus Action Network to motivate our youth to get involved.

Chapter Leader Portal: 

  • If you are a chapter leader and you do not have access to the chapter portal, please reach out to Supria. The chapter portal is a resource for your chapter to track members, update chapter information, and view chapter transactions.
  • If you have held or will hold chapter elections, please update your chapter officer listing via the portal before your last day in office. Please bear in mind that, in order to add an officer to your chapter officer list, they must be affiliated with the chapter. If affiliations need to be changed, please reach out to our Member Specialist, Priscilla, at member@now.org.
  • Your chapter’s profile now includes a page that displays the chapter’s rebate eligibility status. The page will also highlight the requirements of receiving rebates and if your chapter meets those requirements.

Officers:

Please be sure to stay up to date with your dues. If an officer’s membership expires, the system automatically removes them from their official position and portal access is revoked. To prevent this from happening, please ensure your dues are paid.

Chapter Highlight: 

North Carolina NOW

Politics and Advocacy

  • The First 100-Days – We are looking for your suggestions. Email us at now@now.org
  • The Biden Agenda for Women – The Biden Agenda’s section specific to women’s issues champions a multitude of policies aimed at benefiting the livelihoods of American women and women around the world.

PAC Update

NOW-Endorsed Candidates Score Big Wins

Nov. 10, 2020

A total of 110 NOW-endorsed candidates from 22 states and the District of Columbia have won their general election races and control by Democrats of the U.S. House of Representatives is assured. As most everyone is aware, control of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance with the current count at 48-48. A nail-biting run-off in Georgia for two Senate races is set for January 5 and feminist grassroots activists in Georgia and elsewhere are committed to seeing Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Osoff, both Democrats, defeat Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.

Eleven of our endorsed candidates’ races have not been called yet, due to mail-in ballot counting and some states’ extended periods of receiving and counting ballots. Among those is North Carolina’s Senate race between challenger Cal Cunningham (D) and incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis ( R ); the winner expected to be determined later this week. And, in Alaska, a race between challenger Dr. Al Gross (D) and incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan ( R) is yet to be finalized. Counting of late returns in Alaska began today and the announcement of the results are expected soon.

We will have a full report as soon as all winners (excepting the run-offs) have been declared and the information will be posted on the NOWPAC webpage.

 

NOW-Endorsed Winners:

AZ-Senate: Mark Kelly
AZ-02: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick
AZ-03: Rep. Raúl Grijalva
AZ-07: Rep. Ruben Gallego
CA-03: Rep. John Garamendi
CA-05: Rep. Mike Thompson
CA-06: Rep. Doris Matsui
CA-09: Rep. Jerry McNerney
CA-11: Rep. Mark DeSaulnier
CA-12: Speaker Nancy Pelosi
CA-13: Rep. Barbara Lee
CA-14: Rep. Jackie Speier
CA-16: Esmeralda Soria
CA-18: Rep. Anna Eshoo
CA-19 Rep. Zoe Lofgren
CA-26: Rep. Julia Brownley
CA-27: Rep. Judy Chu
CA-28: Rep. Adam Schiff
CA-32: Rep. Grace Napolitano
CA-36: Rep. Raul Ruiz
CA-37: Rep. Karen Bass
CA-38: Rep. Linda Sanchez
CA-40: Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
CA-43: Rep. Maxine Waters
CA-45: Rep. Katie Porter
CA-47: Rep. Alan Lowenthal
CA-49: Rep. Mike Levin
CA-52: Rep. Scott Peters
DC-AL: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton
FL-07: Rep. Stephanie Murphy
FL-09:
Rep. Darren Soto
FL-10:
Rep. Val Demings
FL-21:
Rep. Lois Frankel
FL-22:
Rep. Ted Deutch
FL-23:
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
FL-24:
Rep. Frederica Wilson
GA-05:
Nikema Williams
GA-06:
Rep. Lucy McBath
IL-Senate:
Sen. Dick Durbin
IL-01: Rep. Bobby Rush
IL-02:
Rep. Robin Kelly
IL-03:
Marie Newman
IL-04:
Rep. Jesús “Chuy” Garcia
IL-05:
Rep. Mike Quigley
IL-06:
Rep. Sean Casten
IL-07:
Rep. Danny Davis
IL-09:
Rep. Jan Schakowsky
IL-10:
Rep. Brad Schneider
IL-11:
Rep. Bill Foster
IL-17:
Rep. Cheri Bustos
KS-03:
Rep. Sharice Davids
MD-08:
Rep. Jamie Raskin
MA-07:
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
MI-Senate:
Senator Gary Peters
MI-05:
Dan Kildee
MI-08:
Elissa Slotkin
MI-12:
Debbie Dingell
MI-13:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib
MI-14:
Brenda Lawrence
MN-Senate:
Senator Tina Smith
MN-02:
Rep. Angie Craig
MN-03:
Rep. Dean Phillips
MN-04:
Rep. Betty McCollum
MN-05:
Rep. Ilhan Omar
NV-01:
Rep. Dina Titus
NV-03:
Rep. Susie Lee
NV-04:
Rep. Steven Horsford
NH-Senate:
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
NJ-Senate:
Sen. Cory Booker
NJ-03:
Rep. Andy Kim
NJ-06:
Rep. Frank Pallone
NJ-07:
Rep. Tom Malinowski
NJ-11:
Rep. Mikie Sherrill
NJ-12:
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman
NM-01:
Rep. Deb Haaland
NM-Senate:
Rep. Ben Ray Luján
NY-04:
Rep. Kathleen Rice
NY-07:
Rep. Nydia Velázquez
NY-08:
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries
NY-10:
Rep. Jerry Nadler
NY-12:
Rep. Carolyn Maloney
NY-14:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
NC-02:
Deborah Ross
NC-04:
Rep. David Price
NC-06:
Kathy Manning
NC-12:
Rep. Alma Adams
OR-Senate:
Sen. Jeff Merkley
OR-01:
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
OR-03:
Rep. Earl Blumenauer
OR-04:
Peter DeFazio
PA-04:
Rep. Madeline Dean
PA-05:
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon
PA-06:
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan
PA-07:
Rep. Susan Wild
RI-01:
Rep. David Cicilline
RI- Senate:
Senator Jack Reed
TX-07:
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher
TX-16: Rep. Veronica Escobar
TX-18:
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
TX-29:
Rep. Sylvia Garcia
TX-32:
Rep. Colin Allred
VA-Senate:
Senator Mark Warner
VA-02:
Rep. Elaine Luria
VA-03:
Rep. Bobby Scott
VA-04:
Rep. Don McEachin
VA-07:
Rep. Abigail Spanberger
VA-08:
Rep. Don Beyer
VA-10:
Rep. Jennifer Wexton
VA-11:
Rep. Gerry Connolly
WI-04:
Rep. Gwen Moore

Runoffs:

GA-Senate: Jon Ossoff
GA-Senate: Raphael Warnock

Races yet to be Decided:

AK-Senate: Al Gross
AK-AL: Alyse Galvin
CA-25: Christy Smith
CA-39: Rep. Gil Cisneros
IL-14: Rep. Lauren Underwood
NY-01: Nancy Goroff
NY-02: Jackie Gordon
NY-19: Rep. Antonio Delgado
NY-22: Rep. Anthony Brindisi
NY-24: Dana Balter
NC-Senate: Cal Cunningham

 

Core Issues

NOW is a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women’s rights. Our priorities are gaining economic equality and securing it with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will guarantee equal rights for all women; championing abortion rights, reproductive freedom, and other women’s health issues; opposing structural racism; fighting bigotry against the LGBTQIA community; and ending violence against women. Read more about our Core Issues, here.

Campaigns, Initiatives, and Events

NOW in the News

A key component of NOW’s mission is to monitor and elevate the country’s progress and shortcomings regarding women’s issues through press statements and media outreach. Recent highlights include our work for racial justice, the 2020 Presidential election, and health care. Below are our recent press statements or read more here: Media Center 

Press Statements:

Media Hits

Recent highlights include our work on the 2020 election, pushing the feminist agenda, and ensuring all six core issues are brought to the forefront of our work.

Say It Sister – Blogs

Say It, Sister! is a place where a variety of feminist core issue topics are discussed. All posts and comments reflect the individual views of their authors, and should not be construed as positions taken by NOW.


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