In the summer of 1966, a group of tenacious women convened in Washington, D.C. to discuss their immense frustration on the status of women’s rights and equality in the United States. A bold vision emerged from this talk: empower and mobilize a grassroots network of activists to fight for equality – a mission that officially established the National Organization for Women (NOW).
Dr. Pauli Murray, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, and Catherine East were NOW members who made history on the frontlines fighting for change, advising leaders behind the scenes, and running for office at the local, state, and national levels. As the United States’ largest grassroots feminist organization, the NOW community is made up of hundreds of thousands of smart, driven, and talented changemakers.
For decades, NOW members shaped our national discourse, disrupted the status quo, and built the bench of feminist activists, both in-office and behind the scenes working on campaigns. Now is the time to harness their passion and turn it into action. We are asking our changemakers to RUN NOW.
RUN NOW is a unique program available exclusively to NOW members that provides training on how to run for office and how to become a professional campaign operative. Prospective candidates and campaigners will have the opportunity to learn the full mechanics of campaigning from experts and thought leaders from top leading political organizations.
We have a goal to train 2,022 members by the 2022 midterm elections. RUN NOW will be a catalyst to motivate more feminists to run for office and to lead winning campaigns in local, state, and national races.
NOW has led transformative, cultural change since its founding. We are asking our members to join the next iteration of our legacy and RUN NOW!
Are you a member already? Visit our members-only page to sign up for our trainings and view past training sessions: https://now.org/for-now-leaders/
September 2021 – Campaign Finance 101 for Candidates, Presented by: EMILY’s List
September 14, 2021 – Telling Your Story, both tracks Presented by: Julie Copeland, Campaign X
September 28, 2021 – Digital Organizing for Campaign Operatives, Presented by: Speakeasy
September 2021 – Fundraising for Campaign Operatives, EMILY’s List
October 2021 – Build Your Campaign Team for Candidates
October 12, 2021 – Digital & Social Media for Candidates, Presented by: Speakeasy
October 2021 – Field for Campaign Operatives
October 2021 – Communications
November 2021 – Communications
November 2021 – Field
November 2021 – Constituent Work
November 15, 2021 – Operations for Staffers, Presented by OpsNext
December 2021 – Coalition Building – Candidate basics, engagement from various diverse groups
December 2021 – Political – Candidate basics
Special thanks to our expert trainers from leading industry organizations:
Paid for by the National Organization for Women, Inc., not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.