Category Archives: Equal Rights

Santa Fe NOW Meeting February 2nd at 6:30 P.M.

You don't need to be a member to attend our meetings. Please invite your friends to attend!

TUESDAY
January 2nd 6:30pm
Santa Fe NOW Meeting

At the Del Charro Restaurant, inside the Inn of the Governors,

101 W. Alameda

(free on-street parking).

Order a delicious, inexpensive dinner while we meet (menu).

Cash payment preferred.

 

 

 

 


See you at the NOW meeting!
 


Be a Card-Carrying MEMBER of NOW Santa Fe and MAKE A DIFFERENCE, sign up online:  www.nowsantafe.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Equality Day Celebration & ERA Rally: ABQ, Sunday, Aug 25,1-3

Tiguex Park in Old Town, Mountain Road & 19th St NW, Albuquerque

 

Celebrate the day when women's right to vote was guaranteed by the 19th Amendment.

Rally in support of ratification of the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment).

Lots of Volunteers Needed, please contact:

 

Feminist Caucus New Mexico     505-401-0601

feministcaucushsnm@hotmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/NmWomensEqualityDay

Photo: Marijke’s ERA Buttons by: B J McGuire MD

How Many More Buttons ’til Equality?

 

ERA: Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

 

Women’s Equality Day Celebration & Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment

 

                   Sunday, August 25, 2013, 1-3 PM

    Tiguex Park Mountain Road & 19th St NW, Old Town, ABQ

 

Photo: Marijke’s ERA Buttons by: B J McGuire MD

 

Facebook.com/NmWomensEqualityDay       

Twitter: @NMWEday  

 feministcaucushsnm@hotmail.com

Carpool from Santa Fe: newmexdana@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Photo: Marijke’s ERA Buttons by: B J McGuire MD

 

WED Coalition: Feminist Caucus-Humanist Society of NM, Albuquerque Progressive Women, Progress Now NM, UNM Women’s Resource Center, Southwest Women’s Law Center, Freedom from Religion-Abq, Santa Fe NOW, Albuquerque NOW, League of Women Voters of Central NM, W.O.R.D., YWCA, NMRCRC and more.

Take Action before May 9th for the ERA!

The Santa Fe NOW chapter endorses the ERA resolution to remove the ratification deadline.

We have started our campaign to get the 113th US Congress to agree to  endorse the 3-state strategy to ratify the ERA. Our first step is to ask our Delegation in Washington DC (Senators Udall and Heinrich and Representatives Lujan, Pearce and Lujan-Grisham)  to sign on as co-sponsors. Below is a simple and short script  with contact information  you may use to email, phone or fax them. This will take no more than 5 minutes. Please help us reach them before May 9 when the resolutions will be introduced in Congress. We'd like to have as many co-sponsors as possible sign on by that date.
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Take Action Now on the ERA 3-State Strategy
Sample script for telephone call/fax/email to your Congressional Delegation in Washington DC below. (Feel free to use your own words and personalize it by mentioning that you are a mother, working woman, student, etc. and/or member of the Santa Fe Chapter of the National Organization of Women. When you call, ask to speak with their Legislative Director. You may also leave the message on their voice mail.
 
US Representatives for NM:
Ben Ray Lujan (Andrew Jones, Legislative Director)  202-225-6190; fax 202-226-1528;  NM03BLIMA@mail.house.gov

Steve Pearce (Jessica Blake, Legislative Director)   202-225-2365; fax 202-225-9599; pearce.house.gov
Michelle Lujan-Grisham (Leticia Mederos, Legislative Director) 202-225-6316; fax 202-225-4975; lujangrisham.house.gov
 
This is (your name).  I live at (address or zip code) and am a constituent of Representative ____.
On May 9th, Representative Rob Andrews of New Jersey will introduce a resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the ERA so that it will become part of our Constitution once 3 more states have ratified it. I'd like to urge the Congresswoman/man to sign on as a co-sponsor as soon as possible so that we can move forward to guarantee all women in this country equal protection under the law. Please convey this message to Representative_______. Thank you very much for your attention and support.
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US Senators for NM:
Tom Udall (Andrew Wallace,
Legislative Director) 202 224-6621; fax 202 228-3261; TomUdall@TomUdall.com
Martin Heinrich (Jude McCartin, Legislative Director) 202-224-5521; 202-228-2481; heinrich.senate.gov

This is (your name).  I live at (address or zip code) and am a constituent of Senator ____.
On May 9th, Senators Ben Cardin of Maryland and Mark Kirk of Illinois will introduce a bi-partisan resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the ERA so that it will become part of our Constitution once 3 more states have ratified it. I'd like to urge the Congressman to sign on as a co-sponsor as soon as possible so that we can move forward to guarantee all women in this country equal protection under the law. Please convey this message to Senator_______. Thank you very much for your attention and support.

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Thank you for taking action!
For more information:
http://www.equalrightsamendment.org

Sylvia M. Ramos, M.D.
Chair, Feminist Caucus
Humanist Society of NM
ERA Action Network | Humanist Society of New Mexico   
505-401-0601

“A Conversation with Jessica Valenti”

 
The Santa Fe NOW / Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice fundraiser for the Pro-Choice Safety Network Fund featuring feminist author Jessica Valenti was a huge success!  Thanks to everyone who volunteered, donated, and attended our events.  The afternoon Meet the Author buffet at Jambo Café was completely sold out and the evening event, “A Conversation with Jessica Valenti” at The Santa Fe Woman’s Club was standing room

only!  The Silent Auction was a tremendous success.  We raised a lot of money for the Pro-Choice Safety Network Fund, raised awareness for Santa Fe NOW and created a forum for future actions against the War on Women in New Mexico.  Here are some pictures from the afternoon and evening events.

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW at PRIDE

Saturday, June 25 was a culmination of a week-long celebration of PRIDE in Santa Fe was the PRIDE March and Parade in the historic Railyard Park.

Now Santa Fe members joined in solidarity with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters to support women's issues and feminism by wearing the name of famous feminists on their back.

"Appearances" were made by Jane Addams, Hillary Clinton, Sharon Mitchell, Alice Waters, and Emma Goldman among other famous feminists.  NOW members are proud that these women "have our backs" in our continued reclamation of women's rights.