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URGENT: Special Offer $19.66, Online Only until Wed, Feb 12 for National NOW Conference in June in Albuquerque

2014 National NOW Conference "Faces of Feminism: Strength in Diversity"
June 27-29
Albuquerque Hyatt Regency

Registration Fee
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Offer expires Wednesday, February 12, at midnight

We are offering you the chance to register for the Conference for a super-low rate of $19.66 (the year NOW was founded). That's a triple-digit savings (regular registration for members is $125)!

Please Join Us at the NOW Conference!

This is an opportunity for us to gather and tackle the critical issues on NOW's agenda and shape the future of women's rights.

Women's rights are under attack in state after state and it is more important than ever that we focus on building a women's movement from the strength of diversity and inclusion.

At the conference you'll learn about NOW's priority issues as well as build the skills necessary to change the world and fight for women's equality.

Register Today!

See you in Albuquerque!

Roe v. Wade at 41 Celebration

When: Monday, January 27, 2013, 1:30-3pm
Where: Santa Fe State Capitol (Roundhouse) Lobby

Contact: Janet Gotkin, or Dana Middleton,

Santa Fe NOW will proudly host a celebration in honor of  the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision legalizing abortion, to take place in the Roundhouse lobby, Monday, January 27, 1:30pm. Dana Middleton, Santa Fe chapter president, will be the MC. Progressive legislators and numerous public figures will speak at the ceremony.

Following NOW at 3pm will be Dr Sylvia Ramos, champion of the ERA.

Join us, and invite your friends to join us, too! See you there.

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

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

NOW Regional Meeting: September 20-22

To All Members of NOW in New Mexico.
Save These Dates for NOW’s Regional Meeting:
September 20-22, 2013 in Albuquerque.

Friday evening, September 20th – Santa Fe NOW and New Mexico NOW bi-annual Business Meeting to elect new officers and approve updated bylaws.
September 21-22nd – Regional NOW meeting with representatives from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and Kansas.  Learn what other chapters are doing to further NOW’s mission and address critical issues for our state and region.  Meet activists from other states. 
Registration:  $25 in advance; $30 on site (includes box lunch on Saturday). To register now, please email us at to let us know you’re coming and send a check made out to “Santa Fe NOW” to Janet Gotkin, 2600 W. Zia Road, E5, Santa Fe NM 87505. You will be able to register online through our website soon, but we’re still working out the glitches.
Place:  Hotel Blue in Albuquerque.  Reserve through the website for a low rate: $79 double room with two queen beds; $89 with king bed.  Includes full breakfast.  Hotel Blue: or 1-877-878-4868.  The Hotel offers a free shuttle from the Albuquerque airport.
A copy of the updated Santa Fe NOW and New Mexico NOW chapter bylaws, a list of candidates for Board positions, and an updated Agenda will follow in early September.


Please let us know if you’re planning to attend. RSVP to and let us know your preference for lunch – chicken, tuna, or vegetarian.  Check out NOW’s website for updated information: Join Santa Fe NOW’s Facebook group for more information. See  you there!



Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, 11am
La Mesa Presbyterian Church
7401 Copper NE,  Albuquerque

11:30 to 1:00: Update audience on the Respect ABQ Women campaign to defeat the ballot initiative, including opportunities for people to volunteer in these efforts.

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       

Twitter: @NMWEday

Carpool from Santa Fe:




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.

The Roe v. Wade Anniversary

The Roe v. Wade Anniversary was a success! Legislators from all over New Mexico lining up to speak, pledging that we will not go back to the dark days before Roe! Santa Fe's own Martha Burke, Mayor Coss, Coalition members. Men, women, and children — it was a sight to behold. Thank you everyone who participated and helped to plan this — Santa Fe NOW women (of course) and Coalition for Choice members. And, this wonderful event was followed by a Planned Parenthood-sponsored 40th birthday party for Roe v Wade.

“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.
















Tickets Now on Sale!

Sexuality, Feminism, and Activism! 

Author, feminist, and activist, Jessica Valenti's only New Mexico appearance to benefit The Pro-Choice Safety Network Fund

New Mexico has only three abortion providers, all located in Albuquerque; the Pro-Choice Safety Network Fund helps defray the extra and often hidden costs for women traveling to Albuquerque. The fund covers costs such as bus tickets, meals, overnight stays and other non-medical needs such as childcare.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm

4 Ways to Give

Sponsor the Event:  Become a Champion for Choice at $1,000 or a Feminist for Choice at $500 to cover the costs of the event and to provide support for women in need. Click here to find out more about sponsor benefits. 



Meet the Author Reception & Buffet:  A meet and greet with Jessica Valenti author of The Purity Myth and Full Frontal Feminism at Santa Fe's award-winning East African restuarant, Jambo Cafe from 3-5 pm.  Tickets:  $100 per person includes a meet and greet with Jessica, a buffet of delicious bites from Jambo, beer & wine, and entry into a Conversation with Jessica and Screening of The Purity Myth at the Santa Fe Women's Club at 7 pm.



A Conversation with Jessica Valenti:  Sexuality, Feminism & Activism: How we can battle back against the '"war on women" and a screening of "The Purity Myth" from 7-9 pm at The Woman's Club in Santa Fe. Tickets: $15 per person



Donate Directly to the Pro-Choice Safety Network Fund.  Please give, even if you cannot make the event.  The Pro-Choice Safety Network Fund provides vital support to women seeking legal and safe abortions.