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Chicago NOW’s Racial Justice Training

February 9th, 2018 · No Comments · Blog, Events, Homepage

On Wednesday, January 24, we at the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization of Women (CNOW) collaborated with YWCA’s Racial Justice Director, Eileen Hogan Heineken, to embark on a journey toward a greater understanding of the way our cultures shape who we are, our institutions, how we see others, and ways to become inclusive.  For […]

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2018 First Round CNOW PAC Endorsements

January 29th, 2018 · No Comments · Blog, Homepage, News

Cook County Wide Candidates Board President: Toni Preckwinkle Treasurer: Peter Gariepy Cook County Commissioners: 1st District: Brandon Johnson 3rd District: Charise Williams 4th District: Gaylon Alcaraz 10th District: Bridget Gainer 12th District: John Fritchey 13th District: Larry Suffredin Board of Review, 2nd District: Michael Cabonargi Metropolitan Water Reclamation District: Debra Shore & Kari Steele Judicial […]

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ILLINOIS ACTION ALERT: The No Salary History act is back!

January 29th, 2018 · No Comments · Action Items, Blog, Homepage, News

The No Salary History act that Governor Rauner vetoed is back in the play! According to the Illinois General Assembly page, HB4163 would prohibit an employer from: “(i) screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history, (ii) requiring that an applicant’s prior wages satisfy minimum or maximum criteria, and (iii) requesting or requiring […]

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CNOW Statement on Bannon at University of Chicago

January 29th, 2018 · No Comments · Blog, Homepage, News

As an engaged community organization dedicated to racial justice, LGBTQ equality, and women’s rights, we at the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women would urge the University of Chicago leadership to take a critical look at the message Steve Bannon’s invitation sends to the university and surrounding community. Steve Bannon peddles in racist, […]

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Today is the 45th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments · Blog, Homepage, News

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the historical Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Roe v Wade was supposed to signify an end to women’s fight to decide how, when, and with whom to have a family. Instead, in an industrialized county with one of the highest maternal mortality rates, women continue to […]

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TIF Funding for Presence Health Passes

January 18th, 2018 · No Comments · Action Items, Blog, Homepage, News

Yesterday the Chicago City Council voted 31-18 in favor of granting $5.5 million in TIF funding to Presence Health, a Catholic healthcare system that denies abortion, birth control, and other basic reproductive care to women. Chicago NOW continues to strongly oppose this measure. Presence Health, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen that voted in favor of this […]

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City Finance Committee to vote today on TIF financing of Presence Health

January 12th, 2018 · No Comments · Blog, Homepage, Uncategorized

Due to Presence Health’s restrictions on birth control and reproductive healthcare, the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women continues to oppose granting the proposed $5.5 million TIF subsidy funded by city of Chicago taxpayer money. Subsidies for healthcare must affirm and protect all people’s right to bodily autonomy and as such should only […]

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Meet our 2017 Woman Who Dared Nominee: Tamar Manasseh

July 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Blog, Events, Homepage, News

Tamar Manasseh Founder & President MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings) VERNITA GRAY COMMUNITY ACTIVIST AWARD Following the shooting death of Lucille Barnes in 2015, Tamar Manasseh, a mother of 2 who grew up in Englewood and now lives in Bronzeville, rallied several other mothers and established MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings). In the summer of […]

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Meet our 2017 Woman Who Dared Nominee: Hon. Sara Feigenholtz

July 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Blog, Events, Homepage, News

Hon. Sara Feigenholtz State Representative Illinois’ 12th District DAWN CLARK NETSCH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE Sara Feigenholtz represents Illinois’ 12th District, which includes Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and Near North neighborhoods. Her commitment to the residents of her district and sponsorship of groundbreaking legislation has earned her the appointment of Assistant Majority Leader of the […]

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National NOW Elects New Leadership

July 18th, 2017 · No Comments · Blog, Homepage, News

Members of Illinois NOW stand with the new administration At the NOW Annual Conference in Orlando, state chapters voted and a new President and Vice-president were elected. Toni van Pelt and her VP candidate, Gilda Yazzie will take over the leadership of NOW on August 1 of this year. In addition, a host of resolutions […]

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