Intersectional Feminism in Nevada
Nevada NOW is a chapter within the larger National Organization for Women (NOW) network. We work on a broad range of women’s rights issues and affect change through community organizing, grassroots lobbying, and litigation.
July Nevada NOW Meeting
In lieu of a Nevada NOW July meeting, we are hosting a Nevada NOW PAC fundraising event. For more information, visit the PAC website.
Thank you to everyone who attended our June meeting. We had an exciting conversation about the formation of the Nevada NOW PAC and a wonderful review of Nevada’s legislative session. Thank you to Linda Berg, Nevada NOW’s political director, and to Will Pregman of Battle Born Progress for leading the discussions.
Every meeting of Nevada NOW has wonderful speakers and important information. Look back on past guests and conversations and find resources for follow-up reading and learning.
Candlelight Vigil for Immigrants Being Held in Detention Centers
Please join us on Friday July 12th, 2019, at the Lloyd D. George Courthouse, at 333 S. Las Vegas Blvd from 7-9pm for Lights for Liberty: A Candlelight Vigil to End Human Detention Camps that will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide as well as to detention camps across country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.
Co-Sponsors - Make the Road Nevada, Mi Familia Vota, ACLU of Nevada, Nevada NOW, PLAN, Lawyer Moms of America, Paradise Las Vegas Indivisible, Coalition To Close The Concentration Camps, Clark County Left Caucus, Jewish Voice for Peace, LV Democratic Socialists of America, Battle Born Progress and NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada will have speakers and more to be announced. With a special performance by our co-sponsor The Indivisible Owls. Bring signs, candles, flashlights, (or use your cell phone) and at 9pm join us for a candlelight vigil to share a moment of silence. Together we will light up the world (and social media) to demand an end to human detention camps.
For more information please go to the event here
Testifying in Carson City for Sen. Pat Spearman’s Pay Equity Bill SB166 with special guest actress Patricia Arquette
2019 Nevada NOW Board elections
Nevada Now begins a new year with renewed vigor as Nevada has decided by our elections that a majority of women are our best future in our Legislature. We look forward to supporting our majority female Legislature by actively working to enact legislation that strengthens women’s rights. In addition, we wish to congratulate all the existing and new members of the Nevada Now board! They are:
Jeri Burton, President
Tricia Methner, Executive Vice President
Stephanie Streuber, Vice President Public Relations
Sue Burtch, Secretary
Julee King, Vice President Action
LiNor Ng Briley, Treasurer
Ashley Bowman, Vice President Outreach
Carol Nerby, Vice President Social Media
Here we come 2019!
Nevada elects Majority Female Legislature!
Nevada Now is very proud to acknowledge and congratulate all of our outstanding endorsed candidates who won their elections in November! In these November midterms Nevada had great success with many of our strong, active, progressive women, and their powerful messages got through to voters. The Nevada Legislature is now over 50% women, and we have a majority female Supreme Court, great success for making women and family issues a priority in Nevada!
In the 35 races where Nevada NOW endorsed candidates, 26 of these candidates won, a 74% success! On the Federal level we now have two female Senators in Nevada, Senators Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez-Masto. We also sent endorsed candidates Dina Titus, Susie Lee, and Steven Horsford to the House of Representatives.
All these candidates have a powerful voice and give us great hope for the future for all of Nevada citizens. Congratulations to these amazing candidates and thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen!
Celebrating 2019 Women’s History Month with Zoe Nicholson!
Feminist Road Trip with NARAL to support Trust Nevada Women Act
One More State to 38!
On March 22, 2017, 45 years to the day after Congress passed the ERA, Nevada became the 36th state to ratify. On May 30, 2018 Illinois became the 37th state. One more state needed to 38! Virginia, Arizona, North Carolina and Georgia have NOW chapters working to ratify in their states. Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman talks about how important ratifying the ERA is on this dynamic video.
Press Conference in DC to remove the deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment
Joining the 3 day 38 mile walk to ratify the ERA in Arizona. To learn more and find out how to help go to https://erataskforceaz.com
Nevada NOW is supporting our endorsed candidates, phone banks, canvassing, and writing postcards.
We Believe Survivors! Stop Kavanaugh action.