The New Jersey chapter of the National Organization for Women, a state-wide women's rights activist organization consisting of thousands of women and men members, activists, and allies has announced the biannual election of its officers.

On December 15, 2018, the organization held a continuation of its state conference to elect officers for 2019-2020. The newly elected officers consist of the following:

President- Anjali Mehrotra
Administrative Vice President – Jill LaZare
Action Vice President – Margaret Illis
Legislative Vice President – Linda Weber
Membership Vice President – Rick Gray
Technology Vice President – Karen Lontka
Secretary – Elena Gonzalez
Treasurer – Marvann Covington

“It is a privilege to be elected President of NOW New Jersey,” said Ms. Mehrotra. “I look forward to working with the board and our membership to strengthen NOW’s presence in the state. We will use the renewed energy we see in grassroots organizations to make NOW-NJ a force for women, lifting their voices and providing a platform to have their concerns addressed.”

For more information about NOW New Jersey, please visit www.nownj.org.

About NOW-NJ The purpose of NOW-NJ is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life

Media Contact- Anjali Mehrotra president@nownj.org 

Download Press Release Here

This Mother’s Day, We Owe it to Our Black Mothers to Address the Maternal Healthcare Crisis

This week the world learned of the new royal baby boy born to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who is of African American descent. While we don’t yet know any details on the birth, we have heard from other famous black moms who shared harrowing tales of... Read more »

()

07.May.2019


Watch Livestream – – House Judiciary to Hold First ERA Hearing in 36 Years

For the first time in nearly four decades, the House Judiciary Committee will hold an official hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). You can join NOW leadership and members and show your support at this exciting event, which exemplifies the growing momentum behind finally ratifying the ERA in the Constitution! The hearing will be... Read more »

()

29.Apr.2019


House Judiciary to Hold First ERA Hearing in 36 Years

For the first time in nearly four decades, the House Judiciary Committee will hold an official hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This exciting development exemplifies the growing momentum behind finally ratifying the ERA in the Constitution. The hearing will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m in room 2141 of the... Read more »

()

25.Apr.2019


Reconciling Feminism and Faith: Growing Up Bisexual in the Methodist Church

Since I was born, I have attended a Methodist church in Washington, DC. I was baptized there, and through my church, I met lifelong friends, mentors, and people that I consider family. As long as I can remember, there have been members of my church that were part of the LGBTQIA+ community. I never thought... Read more »

()

17.Apr.2019


Indigenous Women Can’t Get Justice: You Should Care

This post contains mentions of sexual violence The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1585) that addresses the jurisdictional problem described in this article was voted on during the first week of April, 2019. The bill passed the House with a vote of 263-158. 33 Republicans voted for the measure. VAWA faces an... Read more »

()

11.Apr.2019


Upcoming Events

25 Aug
Women's Equality Day
Sunday Aug 25

W a t e r S t r e e t , M u n i c i p a l L o t ,M a i n S t r e e t L o t
Clinton, NJ
14 Sep
Bd Mtg (Placeholder)
Saturday Sep 14
19 Oct
Period Project Action
Saturday Oct 19
9 Nov
State Bd Mtg
Saturday Nov 09 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Union County
14 Dec
Board Meeting
Saturday Dec 14

National NOW