Shore Area NOW
02/07/2017

Introductions
Abbie Spector – Acting President
Lynn Hansen– Treasurer
Theresa Falcone – longtime member
Mariel DiDato– Social Media & Email

Themes: Reactivate, reenergize, recruit, and reorganize
History:
National Organization for Women was founded in 1966 in part by Betty Friedan in response to the Federal Government not enforcing EEOC and Title 7.
Purpose:
    “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.”
Shore Area NOW Chapter:
•    Founded in 1970s - highly active in 1990s with rallies, workshops, etc.
•    Reigniting that effort following the Election and Women’s March
The Issues – Sub-Committees
•    Reproductive Rights
•    Economic Justice
•    Ending Violence Against Women
•    Racial Justice
•    LGBTQ Rights
•    Constitutional Equality
How to Get Involved with NOW:
•    Take the Interest Survey (anonymous)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KPTZHGF
ϖ    LEADERS – PLEASE ADD LOCATION TO THE SURVEY
•    Join NOW – Shore Area NOW #0275
www.now.org
•    Plan a monthly meeting? Speakers?
•    Space for May and June?
•    Volunteer to take over Twitter account?
•    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your interests/skills/passion/connections
•    Read Indivisible Guide https://www.indivisibleguide.com
o    The last page contains SAMPLE CALL DIALOGUE
What Else Can You Do?
•    Host a Planned Parenthood Valentine Writing Party
http://www.ppaction.org/site/Calendar?id=130974&view=Detail
•    February 9, 2017 Call your Senator http://ppactionnj.org/protest-for-equal-pay/
•    Attend Town Hall Meetings & Rallies
•    Call Your Representatives (ex. Support funding Planned Parenthood)
•    Volunteer! (See Groups Below)
Other Groups Represented:
•    Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean County
o    http://www.foodbankmoc.org
•    Monmouth County Democrats
o    732-739-8888
o    http://www.monmouthdems.org
•    Moms Demand Action Shore Area
o    https://www.facebook.com/MomsDemandActionNewJersey/
•    180 Turning Lives Around, Inc.
o    http://180nj.org
•    Action Together Monmouth County
o    https://www.facebook.com/action2getherMC/

UPCOMING EVENTS
Shore Area NOW Meetings:
March 7, 2017 @ Eatontown Library 7PM – 8PM
April 4, 2017 @ Eatontown Library 7PM – 8PM

February 8, 2017 Running for Office: An Informal Session @ Monmouth County Democrats 6PM – 8PM
February 8, 2017 Moms Demand Action Mon. & Ocean County Meeting @ Brielle Library 7PM
February 9, 2017 Protest Senator Beck’s Vote Against Equal Pay @ 32 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 4PM
February 12, 2017 Black History Month Celebration with Senator Menendez @ The Campus at Macedonia 3PM

LINKS

Shore Area NOW LINKS
http://now.org/chapter/shore-area-now/
https://www.facebook.com/ShoreAreaNOW
https://twitter.com/ShoreAreaNOW

NJ State NOW
http://now.org/chapter/new-jersey-now/

National NOW
http://now.org