Heart of Illinois NOW is a chapter of the National Organization for Women. We serve Tazewell and Woodford county in Illinois. Much of our chapter programming is also available online to facilitate ‘virtual membership’ for feminists throughout Illinois.
We will remain true to the purpose and goals of NOW.
We will provide a safe space for members to develop, learn, and grow.
We are intersectional and accept that the experience of feminism looks and feels different for different people.
We are intersectional and will build relationships and allies across common interests.
We are intersectional and will reach out to feminists of all ages and provide varied programming and communication.
National Organization for Women
As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is 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.