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.


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September Nevada NOW Meeting

ONE MORE STATE TO 38!
LEARN HOW WE CAN HELP VIRGINIA & RATIFY THE ERA IN 2020!

September 15, 2019 - 2:30-4:00pm 
Clark County Library Conference Room
1401 E. Flamingo Rd, LV, NV 89119

Let’s help ratify the ERA in 2020! Join us on Sept 15th for a Nevada ERA event with our guest speakers - ERA and Civil Rights activists Sen. Pat Spearman and Zoe Nicholson! Organizations joining us are Emerge Nevada, League of Women Voters of Southern Nevada, Indivisible OWL’s and Mom's Demand Action with more to be announced.

Nevada reenergized the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment when we ratified in 2017. We say a big thank you to Illinois for ratifying in 2018 and now we have a historic chance to finally put women in the Constitution in 2020! The nation’s political attention is on the 2019 state legislative races in Virginia on November 5. To help ensure the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia and become the 38th state needed, they must elect at least 4 four more “equality champions” to put the Virginia legislature’s leadership in the hands of pro ERA lawmakers. Nevada can help make this happen!

We are going to talk about how we can help Virginia elect “equality champions” with donations, phone banks and postcard writing ideas. We are inviting local organizations to cosponsor and talk about the ways their organizations are working in Virginia because they know electing people who believe in equality is also good news for civil rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, common sense gun laws, environmental rights, voting rights, and on and on.
For more information and to RSVP please go here
**Please note meeting location at the Clark County Library on Maryland Pkwy and Eastern**

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DefundHate Sept DOA Rally


Friday September 13th, 6:30-8pm
Lloyd D. George Courthouse, 333 LV Blvd S.
For more info & to RSVP go
here

Please join us on September 13th when Indivisibles, The Defund Hate Coalition, and other progressive partners gather at rallies across the country to tell Congress to #DefundHate.

Last month Congress appropriated billions of dollars to this administration for immigration enforcement-- essentially giving Trump, ICE, and the CBP a blank check to continue terrorizing and detaining immigrants with no oversight.

Congress needs to pass another government spending bill by September 30th. We need Democrats to use their power to demand that the next funding bill contain cuts to ICE and CBP and strict guidelines to ensure that money is not misused. We believe this money can be better spent on humanitarian aid.

Join us to rally and let our representatives know that we will not finance this inhumanity! We will have guest speakers and some signs available but we encourage you to bring your own.
- Remember to bring water and appropriate attire to be outside for about an hour and half
- Click here for parking information for downtown: https://www.nvd.uscourts.gov/ufaqs/reporting-parking-locations/
- Social Media hashtags #DefundHate #CloseTheCamps #Fridaythe13th


This event is sponsored by The Indivisible Owls LV, Indivisible Las Vegas Paradise, Kenia Leon (Indivisible Nevada State Director), Nevada NOW, Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, (PLAN), Mi Familia Vota and more to be announced.


Thank you to everyone who attended our August meeting. We had an enlightening, informative meeting about immigration law and civil rights. Thank you to Prof. Michael Kagan, Director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic, and Bliss Requa-Trautz, Director of Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center for helping lead this discussion. For information on followup actions you can take, look here.


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Testifying in Carson City for Sen. Pat Spearman’s Pay Equity Bill SB166 with special guest actress Patricia Arquette


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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!

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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!


Congratulations to our new Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen!

Congratulations to our new Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen!

Congratulations to our new Congresswoman Susie Lee!

Congratulations to our new Congresswoman Susie Lee!

Congratulations to our new Congressman Steven Horsford!

Congratulations to our new Congressman Steven Horsford!

Celebrating 2019 Women’s History Month with Zoe Nicholson!

Thanks to everyone who attended our April meeting. We had great speakers educating us on issues related to Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Here are ways you can learn more and take action:  To volunteer or donate to The Rape Crisis Center visit their website:  https://rcclv.org   To learn more about Be a Shero Foundation and find out how to get involved visit their website:  https://www.sherofoundation.org   To read about Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto's legislation to combat the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women visit her website:  https://www.cortezmasto.senate.gov  and read more about her two bills:  Savanna’s Act -  https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/227/text  Not Invisible Act of 2019 -   https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/982

Thanks to everyone who attended our April meeting. We had great speakers educating us on issues related to Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Here are ways you can learn more and take action:

To volunteer or donate to The Rape Crisis Center visit their website: https://rcclv.org

To learn more about Be a Shero Foundation and find out how to get involved visit their website: https://www.sherofoundation.org

To read about Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto's legislation to combat the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women visit her website: https://www.cortezmasto.senate.gov
and read more about her two bills:
Savanna’s Act - https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/227/text
Not Invisible Act of 2019 -
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/982


Kitchen Table Conversations with Tasia at Make it Work and Nevada NOW. Learning about the need for Earned Paid Sick Days.

Kitchen Table Conversations with Tasia at Make it Work and Nevada NOW. Learning about the need for Earned Paid Sick Days.


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


Congratulations to our new Governor Steve Sisolak!

Congratulations to our new Governor Steve Sisolak!

Congratulations to Justin Jones, Connie Munk, Shea Backus, and Lynn Goya for their wins in the election! So excited to get to work with these great people!

Congratulations to Justin Jones, Connie Munk, Shea Backus, and Lynn Goya for their wins in the election! So excited to get to work with these great people!

Nevada NOW is supporting our endorsed candidates, phone banks, canvassing, and writing postcards.

We Believe Survivors! Stop Kavanaugh action.

October Domestic Violence Forum with Moms Demand Action. Thanks to the speakers from Safe Nest and Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence.

October Domestic Violence Forum with Moms Demand Action. Thanks to the speakers from Safe Nest and Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Nevada NOW Board at the "Families Belong Together" event. - June 2018

Nevada NOW Board at the "Families Belong Together" event. - June 2018


NOW President Toni Van Pelt visits Nevada NOW members - May 2018

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