Statement: Proposal One – A


Watch the webinar recording for Statement of NOW’s Purpose.  

We encourage you to use the PowerPoint presented at the webinar and the Structure Modernization Discussion Guide to help facilitate conversations in your networks.  

 Statement: Proposal One – A

  • To be used in NOW’s bylaws as the Statement of Purpose and as its Mission Statement:
    • “NOW’s purpose is to take action to promote feminist ideals, eliminate discrimination, and protect the equal rights and the responsibilities of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life to ensure that women and girls are not silenced, underrepresented, or devalued.”

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1. If you want to share your thoughts on a proposal (remember these are just concepts, the actual language will be developed later), write your reply in the text box below the words Leave Reply, and in the box “Enter your comment here…”


2. If you want to respond to a comment that another NOW member has left regarding a proposal, click the small blue link that says “Reply” underneath said comment. It is very important that you click this reply button and not start another comment so that the conversation is easily followed and clear!

3. You MUST put your full name and chapter affiliation before every comment you leave. If a comment does not have a name and chapter affiliation it will not be approved. This is to ensure that only NOW members are commenting.

4. Remember be respectful and friendly! All NOW members want to work to improve the organization and it takes collaboration and patience on our part as a grassroots organization to make sure that all of our members voices are heard – even those with whom we may disagree with.

5. Be creative and don’t be afraid to say what you think! It is vital that you share your opinions — in order to create the best proposals possible we need to know what all of the members think! This site is for YOU to have your voices heard.


7 thoughts on “Statement: Proposal One – A

  1. Elaine Togneri/Pasco County NOW/FL0365

    How about something short and all encompassing? I always explain us as working for respect for women. Sometimes add “their actions, bodies, and opinions.”


  2. Looks like the mission proposals have not been properly linked or double linked This is supposed to be a Money Proposal One link…


  3. This just doesn’t flow and is not specific enough. I actually like our current statement of purpose but think it could be a bit more positive and modernized. Also “protect the equal rights” is not what we want to do. We don’t have equal rights yet to be protected! We want to achieve equality not maintain the status quo.


    • Bonnie Shapiro, NNJ NOW

      I like the current one as well. It is short enough to remember without typing up something to carry around to read to people. The idea of changing “protect” to secure” is good.


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