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 21, 2021 – Campaign Fundraising for Campaign Operatives, Presented by: EMILY’s List

September 28, 2021 – Digital Organizing for Campaign Operatives, Presented by: Speakeasy


October 5, 2021 (Tent.) – How to Build Your Campaign Team for Candidates, Presented by: Gabby Quintana Greenfield, The Messina Group

October 12, 2021 – Digital Organizing for Candidates, Presented by: Speakeasy 

October 19, 2021 – How to Build Your Field Plan for Candidates, Presented by: The National Democratic Training Committee 

October 26, 2021 – Communications for Campaign Operatives, Presented by: Maggie Chambers, Communications Expert  


November 9, 2021 (Tent.) – Communications for Candidates

November 15, 2021 – Operations for Campaign Operatives, Presented by: Joey Pacific, Founder of OpsNext 

November 30, 2021 – How to be a Field Director for Campaign Operatives


December 7, 2021 (Tent.) – Coalition Building: Candidate Basics and Engagement From Various Diverse Groups

December 14, 2021 (Tent.) – Political: Candidate Basics


January 11, 2022 (Tent.) – How to Be a Campaign Manager?

Join NOW today!


Special thanks to our expert trainers from leading industry organizations:


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