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.


Legislation UPDATE

SB312 Earned Paid Leave Bill - will be heard on Friday, May 10th, 8 am. Room 4412 at the Grant Sawyer Building & Room 2134 in Carson City.

SB179 Trust Nevada Women Act - will be heard on Wednesday, May 8th, 12:30pm. Room 4406 at the Grant Sawyer Building & Room 1214 in Carson City.

SB166 Pay Equity Bill - **time rescheduled**

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!


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June Nevada NOW Meeting - Voting

June 9, 2019 - 2:30-4:00pm

Sahara West Library, glass room - 9600 W Sahara, Las Vegas, NV 89117

Please join us for our June meeting! This month we’ll cover voting rights and current Nevadan voting bills. Our speakers will include Linda Berg, NOW’s political director, who will explain setting up Nevada NOW’s PAC. We will also have Will Pregman, communications director with Battle Born Progress, and Emily Zamora, executive director of Silver State Voices, who will both cover voting rights in Nevada. For more information and to RSVP please go here.


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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