The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control, and reproductive rights for all women; and end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
Greater Portland NOW is a chapter of Oregon NOW with over 200 members and growing. We are intersectional, and promote equality for all. The Greater Portland NOW Executive Board has five board members, and has facilitated the organizing of the other five geographically local chapters around Oregon.