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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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Chicago NOW signs on to Letter of Support for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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

Chicago NOW joined a coalition of social advocates to urge members of congress to support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Modeled after the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) the PWFA , offering employers and employees a familiar reasonable accommodation framework to follow and set reasonable expectations of both employers and employees. We applaud the actions […]

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Chicago Pride Parade a Success!

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

The NOW Chicago and Will County chapters join together at the Pride Parade Chicago NOW participated in the 48th Annual Chicago Pride parade to the cheers of hordes of parade watchers. As we partnered with the Bisexual Queer Alliance of Chicago and the National Organization for Women, Will County chapter, we marched as allies the […]

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Chicago NOW to step out for Illinois Equal Rights Amendment

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

Representatives from several women’s organizations, including Illinois and Chicago NOW, recently met  to discuss strategy for working toward ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment by the Illinois State Legislature. The Illinois Coalition Partners of ERA Action are planning to work first to garner the necessary support in the Illinois House of Representatives before moving on […]

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Chicago NOW participates in Dyke March

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

Chicago NOW marched and tabled at the 2017 Dyke March at Piotrowski Park. March organizers, bands and speakers took to the stage while NOW representatives spoke to scores of participants who stopped at our table. The day was filled with community and information sharing, but was also dotted with some protests. Located close to the […]

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Give Your Choice A Voice Part 2???

June 7th, 2017 · No Comments · Blog, Events, Homepage, News

As members read in the May newsletter, Give Your Choice A Voice was a great success! We had so many individuals who wanted to share their story but were unable to because of time constraints. Well good news, members! Chicago NOW has decided to host a second Give Your Choice A Voice this year in […]

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Chicago NOW Board Members to Attend Annual Conference

June 7th, 2017 · No Comments · Blog, Events, Homepage, News

This year, the National Organization for Women will hold its annual conference at the Florida Hotel in Orlando, Flordia from June 30 – July 2. This year’s theme of “Forward Feminism Not Backing Down Rising Together” will bring attendees inspiring plenary speakers, thought-provoking workshops, and opportunities to engage with feminist organizers from around the country. This […]

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CNOW Action Team Event: Letter Writing for Bresha Meadows

June 7th, 2017 · No Comments · Action Items, Events, Homepage

Come join Chicago NOW in supporting Bresha Meadows at our letter writing event on June 28th! Bresha Meadows was just 14 years old when she was incarcerated for defending herself and her family against the violence of her abusive father. During her time in an Ohio juvenile detention center, Bresha has been separated from her […]

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