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RECLAIMING THE WORD
advocating for women’s rights on the basis of equality of the sexes

claiming our space

RAISING OUR VOICES
to dismantle institutional racism and smash the patriarchy

embracing differences

BECAUSE YOU MATTER
anti-racist, intersectional and inclusive of LGBTQIA+ and transfolk

National Organization for Women of New Jersey

We are a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women’s rights. Our activists use both traditional and nontraditional means to push for social change. We engage in electoral and lobbying work. We organize marches, rallies, non-violent civil disobedience and immediate, responsive “zap” actions.

2020 STATE CONFERENCE

September 15 – October 3, 2020, Online

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We work with like-minded advocates in coalitions and our partners in government to lobby for progressive policies that support women and families. Our members help draft bills, lobby legislators, provide testimony and celebrate at bill signings! 

Our local chapters are the grassroots building blocks of our organization. Each of our chapters retain votes on our state board, ensuring that front-line activists are the involved in shaping our priorities and actions. Find a chapter near you or join one of our upcoming virtual chapters.

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New Jersey NOW Suffrage Centennial Project

To mark the centennial of the adoption of the 19th amendment, National Organization for Women of New Jersey is creating a video. You are invited to participate by creating a short (max 20 seconds) video of yourself that answers one of the following questions:      ...

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Call for Nominations for New Jersey NOW State Officers

We will be electing the 2020-2022 New Jersey NOW State Officers at the 2020 New Jersey NOW State Conference to be held virtually on October 3, 2020. We are seeking candidates for the following: STATE OFFICER POSITIONS State President State Administrative Vice...

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The “F*cking B*tch” Club

Surely by now you heard about Ted Yoho, the republican Congressman from Florida whose invective towards NY Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (“AOC”) made national news. The incident distilled an awful lot into one mean-spirited encounter, notably the enduring...

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A reflection from the intersection of gender and race | Opinion

A shooting at the North Brunswick home of a federal judge and a brief exchange of words on the steps of the Capitol, which ended with one member of Congress calling another a “f**king b*tch” — what could they possibly have in common? After all, one took place in New...

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Upcoming Events

September 15: Webinars start
October 3: 2020 State Conference 

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Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett hid membership in the religious group that inspired #TheHandmaidsTale and teaches that wives have to obey their husbands in everything - even in voting. @NationalNOW #Youcantmakethisshitup
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8773521/Trumps-favorite-Supreme-Court-seat-Amy-Coney-Barrett-hid-ties-religious-group.html

CALL THOSE REPUBLICAN SEANTORS TODAY!

My questions about my grandmother's death, of a self-induced abortion, haven’t changed since I was twelve years old. What feels new, in the Trump era, is the urgency of her story.

https://www.newyorker.com/…/my-grandmothers-desperate-choice

Proud of @RustinCenter Board Member Erin Worrell @leprechngangstr for representin' @NOWNewJersey More Than Just Pronouns discussion of gender identity & sexuality intersection
Our Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice honored to be of service at important & inspirational event!

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