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  • Rally to Keep Families TogetherJune 23, 1pm-3pm – Newport City Hall. Also on Facebook page.
  • Women’s Symposium: Living With IntentionJune 23, 9am-3pm – Surftides – 2945 NW Jetty Ave, Lincoln City.
  • Central Oregon Coast NOW General Meeting – Tues., June 26, 6 pm – Newport Public Library – 35 NW Nye St., Newport. Central Oregon Coast NOW will be presenting a panel and community discussion about our environmental issues. Local organizations, such as Surfrider and Lincoln County Community Rights, will have representatives. We are inviting interested members of other scientific and educational groups to attend. The goal is to have a collaborative discussion of how Central Oregon Coast residents can join together for health and sustainability on our beautiful coast. The public is invited.
  • The Reluctant Radical features activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Sun. & Mon., July 22 & 23, 7 pm – Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive St.
  • NOW Summer Picnic – Sun., Aug. 12, 1pm-3pm – Port of Toledo Waterfront Park, 127 NW A St., Toledo – Bring your own picnic lunch; beverages and desserts will be provided. Free rowboats, canoes, kayaks, and lifejackets!
  • Celebration of Women: Celebrating Women Who Lead – Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation – Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 2 to 4 pm – Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive St.

About Central Oregon Coast NOW

The Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) takes action locally 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.

Members of Central Oregon Coast NOW are automatically members of the Oregon Chapter and the National Organization for Women. Most, but not all!, of our members reside in Lincoln County, Oregon. We welcome anyone to join us who is interested in achieving our goals. Our meetings are always open to the general public.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest feminist action organization in the United States. NOW’S priority issues include Constitutional Equality Amendment, Reproductive Rights, Racism, LGBTQIA Rights, Violence Against Women, and Economic Justice. The Central Oregon Coast NOW addresses these issues locally.

You can make equality a reality for women and girls in the United States and around the world. Payment of your dues will make you a  member of Central Oregon Coast NOW, Oregon NOW, and the National Organization for Women.

To Join

To become a member, print and mail in an application form with your personal check.

MAIL-IN APPLICATION (required if you are a new member or you are renewing and paying sliding-scale dues):

Local membership also includes membership to the state chapter and at the national level.
For more information, email: centraloregoncoastnow@gmail.com or info@centraloregoncoastnow.org

To Renew

  1.  If you are already a member and are renewing your membership (at the $40 level), please renew at:
    Renew Your NOW Membership or Rejoin
  2. Fill out the form ($40 for Oregon), choosing our chapter from the Chapter Affiliation dropdown menu.

To Donate to our Foundation

By Credit Card:

If you wish to support what we do, your donations to our Foundation are greatly appreciated!
Donations to the Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation (a 501(c)3 organization) are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donate Button with Credit Cards

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Support the Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation by shopping at: smile.amazon.com/ch/47-3770409Feminist Planning Calendar

Below are some important dates throughout the year for your chapter to organize around.

• January: Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (22nd)
• February: Black History Month
• March: Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day (8th), National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day (10th)
• April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
• May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Equal Pay Day
• June: National NOW Conference, Anniversary of Title IX (23rd), LGBTQ Pride Month
• July: Begin organizing for Elections
• August: Women’s Equality Day (26th)
• September: National Hispanic Heritage Month, Labor Day
• October: Day of the Girl, Love Your Body Day, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month
• November: Election Day, Black Friday (28th), Native American Heritage Month
• December: Start planning for next year!