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/

Join NOW today!


Upcoming Sessions:

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

Join NOW today!


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.