What We Do

 

NOW-NJ strives to:

  • Eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society
  • secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women;
  • end all forms of violence against women;
  • eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia;
  • promote equality and justice in our society.

NOW-NJ achieves its goals through

  • direct mass actions including marches, rallies, pickets, counter-demostrations, non-violent civil disobedience,
  • intensive lobbying and grassroots political organizing;
  • training of young people and new activists via task forces, conferences, and organizing workshops

NOW-NJ Serves as a training ground for women's leadership by recruiting and training:

  • young women on campuses and high schools in developing their own independent voice and self-determination
  • mothers and families in becoming active in the legislation and policies that drastically effect their families, such as social security, paid family leave, child care, and public education;