National NOW has an extensive FAQ list, with answers, that can be
reached by clicking
Below are some of those questions and answers, modified where
appropriate with information specific to New Jersey.
What is NOW?
NOW stands for the National
Organization for Women. NOW is dedicated to making legal, political,
social and economic change in our society in order to achieve our
goal, which is to eliminate sexism and end all oppression.
What does NOW do?
NOW strives to:
eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace,
schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society;
NOW achieves its goals
through direct mass actions (including marches, rallies, pickets,
counter-demonstrations, non-violent civil disobedience) intensive
lobbying, grassroots political organizing and litigation (including
What are NOW's official priorities?
NOW's official priorities
are pressing for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will
guarantee equal rights for women; achieving
economic equality for women; championing
abortion rights, reproductive freedom and other women's health
issues; supporting civil rights for all and
opposing racism; opposing bigotry against
lesbians and gays; and ending
violence against women.
Why isn't NOW working on my issue?
the chapter level, NOW is an organization of volunteers. While
most members support all of NOW's goals, each member only has the
energy to work on one or a few of the priorities mentioned above.
If you have an issue you would like to work on and that issue is in
line with NOW's priorities, join your local chapter and spearhead work
on your issue.
Where can I find a list of abortion providers?
Local phone directories
list providers, and
Parenthood and the
Federation can make referrals. Also see
Ann Rose's Abortion
How can I contact NOW?
NOW-NJ's address and phone numbers are below. In addition,
individual chapters in NJ can be contacted from the
can I start a new chapter?
there is no local chapter near you, you might consider starting a
chapter in your city or on your campus. Contact
NOW-NJ's president to start a conversation about this.