Women in the U.S. don’t have equal rights.

Let’s change that. NOW.

On Saturday, Aug. 26, rallies in Washington, D.C., and around the U.S. will mark Women’s Equality Day. Join feminists, women’s organizations and leaders from around Connecticut at 1 p.m. Aug. 26 on the North steps of the Capitol building in Hartford as we celebrate the victories we’ve had so far, and call for loud action on the fights we still face, including:

  • Winning economic justice and equality
  • Championing abortion rights, reproductive freedom and other women’s health issues
  • Opposing racism and religious intolerance
  • Fighting bigotry against those LGBTQI
  • Ending violence against women and girls
  • Guaranteeing equal rights for women through the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – an effort started 100 years ago and that is building new momentum, but one that WE NEED TO BE A PART OF TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Our Connecticut event will feature fabulous speakers, music, chanting and more! We need you to come show your support, share your voice and learn what you can do to help. The fight for equality is a fight for justice that’s long overdue!

Details to come as we develop our speakers program and other activities for the day!

 

The time for action is NOW.

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Founded in 1970, the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women is proud to be part of the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States.

The grassroots arm of the women’s movement, we are one of more than 500 local and campus national NOW affiliates across the United States and a leader–rather than a follower–of public opinion.

NOW activists use both traditional and non-traditional means to push for social change. NOW members and partner organizations work together to organize mass marches, rallies, pickets, non-violent civil disobedience and immediate, responsive “zap” actions; lobby legislators; share stories; and otherwise carry out actions to meet our many priorities, which in their broadest sense focus on these six core issues:

  • Winning economic justice and equality
  • Guaranteeing equal rights for women through the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • Championing abortion rights, reproductive freedom and other women’s health issuesState logo
  • Opposing racism
  • Fighting bigotry against LGBTQI
  • Ending violence against women and girls

Become a member of CT NOW today and help us carry out this important work! Our organization is run completely by volunteers. There are no paid staff members.

For more information or to get involved, email president@now-ct.org.


 

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