Thanks to all of your advocacy, the diligent and skilled work of our partner organizations, and the brave leadership of many of our legislators, we have much to celebrate at the end of the 2017 legislative session. We also know that there is much unfinished business and we, with your help, will push forward to pursue justice in our state.
If you missed it, X-RAY FM's Group Therapy last week discussed the wins and losses in the legislative session, with guests Kate Newhall (Policy Director for Family Forward), Heather Stewart (Coalition Director at Fair Shot for All), Alberto Moreno (Executive Director of the Oregon Latino Health Coalition), and Greyson Dempsey (Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon).
First, the good news. Many of Oregon NOW's key priorities were reflected in bills passed this legislative session, including:
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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.