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.
November Nevada NOW Meeting
November 17, 2019 - 2:30-4:00pm
Sahara West Library, glass room - 9600 W Sahara, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Join us for our November meeting to continue our discussion on child sex trafficking and learn how Nevada NOW can help bring awareness to this serious problem in our state. We are honored to have Attorney General Aaron Ford and Christina Vela, CEO of St. Judes Ranch for Children. AG Ford has stated “As a community, we must actively work to know what drives human trafficking so we can be more effective at stopping it.” He has made eliminating human trafficking one of his top issues. Christina Vela will talk about the wonderful work St. Judes Ranch is doing, specifically their plan for the first of its kind Healing Center to serve human trafficking victims. For more info and to RSVP please go here.
Please save the date for our Suffrage 2020 Centennial event, cosponsored by Nevada NOW and the League of Women Voters, to celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment during Women’s History Month. For information on sponsorships and information tabling available with the theme “Suffrage is Unfinished Business,” email email@example.com. Tickets available soon. More info here.
Thank you to Presidential Candidate Julian Castro for speaking at our October meeting and for his support of the Equal Rights Amendment. We gave him one of Zoe Nicholson’s sashes and an ERA button and hope he will talk about the ERA in his campaign speeches. NOW is not endorsing candidates, but it was exciting to have a Presidential candidate visit us and speak on issues important to Nevada Women.
Thank you to everyone who attended our October meeting and joined our discussion on the issue of child sex trafficking in Nevada. Our speakers were Lena Walther, co-founder of the 501©3 non-profit organization, Awareness Is Prevention (AIP), which brings awareness of sex trafficking of minors, especially in the US with a focus on Las Vegas. For more information on AIP - https://aipnv.org.
Electra Skrzydlewski, from Sen. Cortez Masto’s office joined us with information on the legislation the Senator has been involved with and her activism to help children who are trafficked. She recently spoke at the Nevada Attorney General Office’s Law Enforcement Summit, which focused on the prosecution and prevention of human trafficking. For more information please click here.
We will continue our education on the issue of trafficking and learn how Nevada NOW can be part of the solution at our Nov. meeting.
Thank you to everyone who joined us last month for a incredibly energizing meeting on the ERA! We were so lucky to be joined by ERA and Civil Rights activists State Sen. Pat Spearman and Zoe Nicholson! Cosponsors included Emerge Nevada, League of Women Voters of Southern Nevada, Indivisible OWLS, Moms Demand Action, and Paradise Indivisible. Thank you to all!
On Sunday, Oct 6th we will continued our support for Virginia with a phone bank/postcard writing party with Moms Demand Action Nevada. We appreciate everyone who came out on a Sunday afternoon to make calls and write over 600 postcards to Virginia voters to ask that they vote on November 5th for equality champions Hala Ayala and Amy Laufer.
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.
Testifying in Carson City for Sen. Pat Spearman’s Pay Equity Bill SB166 with special guest actress Patricia Arquette
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