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). 

NOW members 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. 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 virtual, campaign training program to teach participants how to run for office and how to become professional campaign operatives.  

Anyone can join all the RUN NOW trainings for $10! This $10 fee to join RUN NOW trainings includes an annual NOW membership.  

Current NOW members can join all RUN NOW virtual trainings for free.  

In 2022, from March – September there will be virtual training sessions.

  • One power hour lunch training at 1:30 ET / 10:30 PT 

Prospective candidates and future campaign employees will have the opportunity to learn the full mechanics of campaigning from experts and thought leaders from top leading political organizations.  

We are calling on our Young Feminists, NOW leaders, and NOW members to RUN NOW and get involved in the 2022 elections. 

As the United States’ largest grassroots feminist organization, the NOW community is made up of thousands of smart, driven, and talented changemakers. 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.   

Are you a NOW member already?  
Visit our members-only page to sign up for our trainings and view past training sessions: 

We have an exciting new lineup to share with all of you. New lunch sessions will be on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT and evening sessions will be on the third Tuesday of the month, evening training at 7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT. 

Upcoming Sessions:

June 28 – Lunch

  • Campaign Opposition Research & Self Research, led by Julie Copeland, Campaign X Collective

July 12 – Lunch

RUN NOW at the NOW National Conference in Chicago (In-Person)

  • Fri. July 22  – Ask Campaign Professionals Anything at the RUN NOW Booth!
  • Sat. July 23  – Panel Discussion “What’s it like to RUN NOW” & Breakout Training for Field, Fundraising, & Communications 

July 26 – Evening

  • How to Use Digital Communication to Recruit Volunteers & Raise Dollars, led by Rachel Feder, Senior Social Media Strategist for NARAL

August 16 – Lunch

  • Facing Your Fall Fundraisers without Fear! How to have Successful Fundraisers Led by Jamie Maniscalco, RUN NOW Director 

August 30 – Lunch

  • How to message about Abortion & the Overturn of Roe v. Wade on Campaigns in 2022, led by Han Jones, Political Director Planned Parenthood Virginia 

September 6 – Evening

  • Campus Action Network & RUN NOW – How to Organizing College & High School Campuses to Get Out the Vote in 2022, led by RUN NOW 

September 13 – Lunch

  • What is GOTV & How to Prepare to Get Out the Vote, led by TBD 

September 20 – Evening/7:00 PM

  • Campaigns 101 for Volunteers – Back to Campaign Basics for 2022 Volunteers! Led by Black Girls Vote

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.