Shore Area NOW
04/04/2017

Introductions
Abbie Spector – President
Lynn Hansen – Treasurer
Theresa Falcone – Co-organizer; Constitutional Equality Committee
Mariel DiDato – Co-organizer; Social Media Head; Repro. Rights Committee
Jill Stack, Aimee Rabino – Recording Secretary
Kathleen Culver & Kelly Lozo – Chapter Website Development

Theme: Continued Action!

Shore Area NOW Updates & Info:
1.    Next meeting – May 30th
2.    Continue to RESIST:  Don't forget to check the Grab Your Wallet web page before you go shopping.  Support those businesses that support our efforts.
3.    Potential Candidates for Shore Area NOW President & Board Members
4.    April 19 – LGBTQ Task Force KICKOFF!
5.    Nov. 2nd – Chapter Elections *must be a member for 3 months prior to participate*
6.    Discussion on Neil Gorsuch nomination
7.    ERA passed in Nevada
8.    Equal Pay Day
9.    Meeting with representatives during next recess
10.     Task Forces – Lynn is organizing next task force, LGBTQ Rights

Program - Guest Speaker for tonight's meeting:
League of Women Voters with Speaker Anne Torre
•    League of Women Votes is a National nonpartisan organization, open to women and men, that works to advocate, educate, and empower voters
•    NJ State League publishes NJ Citizen’s Guide to Government yearly, see link below
•    Greater Red Bank Area chapter hosts local forums, voter registration events, and civics programs for high school students.
o    Ex. Running and Winning – seminar for female high school juniors to introduce women in politics and encourage them to run for political office

ACTION: Texting!   Anne Torre shared a new texting app.
1. ResistBot – Text “RESIST” to 50409
•    Write text messages to your Representatives and then send the message as a fax for FREE
2. Planned Parenthood – Text “#IDefy” to 22422
•    Sends you updates on how to help push PP agenda

EVENTS
May 16 – League of Women Voters (Greater Red Bank Area)
May 20 – NOW State Board Meeting * interested in attending? Email Abbie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
June 30-July 2, 2017 – NOW Forward Feminism Conference & National NOW Elections in Orlando, FL *interested in attending? Email Abbie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Get Involved with NOW:
•    Take the Interest Survey (anonymous)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KPTZHGF
•    Join NOW – Shore Area NOW Chapter #0275   www.now.org
•    Plan a monthly meeting? Speakers?
•    Interested in leading a Committee?

LINKS

League of Women Voters: NJ Citizen’s Guide to Government
http://lwvnj.org/images/CG/2017_CG.pdf

Voter Registration Form
http://www.dmv.org/nj-new-jersey/voter-registration.php

Indivisible
https://www.indivisibleguide.com

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

NJ State NOW
http://www.nownj.net/
 
National NOW
http://now.org