Springing Hope Into Action:

Amplifying NOW’s Intersectional Feminist Agenda

July 24 - August 8, 2021

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As we celebrate over forty years of feminist disruption, electing leaders, and making change, we would be honored to have you join us at NOW’s annual conference: Springing Hope into Action: Amplifying NOW’s Intersectional Feminist Agenda and the NOW PAC Brunch to continue this conversation. It is more important now than ever to continue building the narrative of intersectional feminism through discussion and collaboration with advocates like yourself. Please join us on Saturday, July 31st, from 12:00PM to 1:30PM ET to celebrate another year of disrupting the narrative, making change, and electing feminists.

It has been over one-hundred years since the first woman was elected to Congress in the United States. Since that historic nomination, a record number of women have held office at the federal level, and we continue making history to this day. In 2020 we witnessed Kamala Harris make history as the first woman and woman of color to be elected as Vice President.

The glass ceiling has been shattered, but women and feminists are not stopping there.

We are continuing to turn collective action into power. More women and feminists are running at all levels of government than ever before. Behind the scenes they have been working on and running campaigns, advising candidates, and electing leaders who understand what it means to build a movement and fight for equality.

Representation matters, not only in the halls of Congress and at the state and local levels, but in the narrative we create about politics and intersectional feminism. NOW’s PAC continues its decades of work shaping our national discourse, disrupting the status quo, and building the bench of feminist activists both in office and behind the scenes. 

We look forward to celebrating with you at our conference. 

LISTEN TO THE FEATURED Event Speakers

 

Rep. Barbara Lee

(CA-13); Intersectional Feminist Awardee

Week 1: July 24 & 25, 2021

12:00 PM to 3:15 PM ET
11:00 AM to 2:15 PM CT, 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM PT

Week 2: July 31 & August 1, 2021

12:00 PM to 6:30 PM ET
11 AM to 5:30 PM CT, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM PT

Week 3: August 7 & 8, 2021

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM CT, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM PT

What to expect at This Year's Event

 
The 2021 Conference will be full of action. This year we will hold officer elections, review by-law changes, and have resolutions introduced. In addition, NOW’s members can participate in workshops, plenary sessions and caucuses.
 
Out of an abundance of caution due to the pandemic’s unpredictable nature, the National NOW board voted to hold our conference virtually over three weekends: July 24th & 25th, July 31st & August 1st, and August 7th & 8th.
 
The 2021 virtual conference is free of charge. In celebration of NOW’s 55th birthday this year we welcome additional contributions in the amount $1 – $55. If you are able to make a larger contribution, we appreciate any support you can give towards NOW’s mission and commitment to fighting for equality.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

NOW stands for the National Organization for Women. NOW’s purpose 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. NOW has been advancing women’s equal rights for a historic, action-studded 55 years!

We are fully embracing the benefits of a virtual conference and are not limiting this event to just one weekend. Instead, we invite all attendees to join us on all three weekends this summer to get the most out of the experience!

We will still have inspiring plenaries, educational breakout sessions, and powerful discussions. You will also have the opportunity to get to know members of the organization. Explore all the resources in the library, learn about upcoming sessions, and join us for a wonderful 2021 conference.

Check back in throughout the next few weeks for more content!

We are excited to announce that you can watch each breakout on-demand following the Conference! All breakouts will be posted for viewing and you can watch whenever your schedule allows.

A District Caucus is for any attendee within a specific region to meet with other members of that region. Each District Caucus will be moderated by a NOW Board Member from that region.
Special Constituency Caucuses are a meeting place where self-identifying members of a constituency come together to discuss issues pertaining to their experiences. Each Special Constituency Caucus will have a Moderator who identifies as a member of the constituency. The Special Constituency Caucus will set its own agenda with contributions from constituency members. We ask that only those individuals who self-identify as part of the constituency participate in the verbal discussion. However, all other conference attendees are invited to observe and learn more about the experiences of the constituency.
A Candidate Forum allows a safe place where candidates running for President and Vice President of NOW have the opportunity to present their platforms and take questions. The moderator will run the Candidate Forum and will keep time on all opening and closing statements as well as answers to questions.

Issue Hearings are a designated time for NOW members to bring new Resolutions to the floor for discussions. Attendees will vote on which two Resolutions will be passed along and voted on during the August 8th session.  Issue Hearings will cover the following topics: LGBTQIA+ Issues, Constitutional Equality, Young Feminists, Racial Justice, Economic Justice, Ending Violence Against Women, Reproductive Rights and Justice, and Global Feminists.

Resolutions are actions NOW will take or policies NOW will institute on various issues. Resolutions for consideration are submitted in advance of the conference or brought to the relevant Issue Hearing.

All conference attendees are eligible to vote during the Issue Hearings on the second weekend of the Conference, July 31 and August 1. The voting will be conducted using the ‘Hand Raise’ feature on Zoom.

NOW Members that have been in good standing for 90 days or more will be allowed to vote on the By-Laws and Resolutions during the last weekend of the Conference, August 7 and 8.

Please feel free to contact us at NOW@scottcircle.com with any questions or concerns regarding the conference or give us a call at 202-847-5677.

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