It’s been exactly a year since a misogynist with a history of sexual assault won the highest office in our country. And we haven’t rested much since! In fact, as a result of the disastrous 2016 election, our presence in Oregon has grown: we now have 5 local chapters in addition to our state chapter — one in all five of our state’s Congressional districts — and almost 2,600 Oregonians are members of NOW! That means we are an increasingly powerful grassroots feminist presence working together for equity and justice for all across Oregon.
I am writing today to invite you to join — and make a donation to support— this growing grassroots feminist movement in our state. Already a member? Great! Did you know you can still donate to our work, too? Thank you in advance for your support!
If you are not already a member of NOW, you can (and should!) join our state chapter or your local one if there is one in your area — here’s a list so you know your options:
Oregon NOW (the state chapter) for everywhere else!
Don’t see one in your area but wish you did? Make it happen! Get in touch with Michelle, our Executive Director; she’s ready to help! Email her: Michelle@noworegon.org.
What do local chapters do? They partner with the state chapter to advocate for feminist policies at the state level and identify their own local goals based on member interests. They are great places to connect with local feminists to have fun while smashing the patriarchy!
What does the state chapter do? We lead NOW’s state-level policy work and support the local chapters so that they are stable, connected to other chapters, and as effective as possible in their work. It’s easier to smash the patriarchy when feminists are organized and connected all over the state.
We welcome you to roll up your sleeves and partner with us to bring about the change you want to see in Oregon through your involvement with NOW as a member (just click on one of the links above) or by making a donation to support our work.
Together for a feminist Oregon,
Lisa Frack, President
Oregon Chapter, National Organization for Women
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As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.