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SANTA FE NOW SUPPORTS CHOICE¬†— Application for Scholarship

Application for Scholarship
The National Organization of Women (NOW) has been a active supporter of women’s abortion rights for 50 years. To introduce the organization to women between the ages of 18 and 30 who are working in the social service agency in Santa Fe, the local Santa Fe chapter of NOW will award up to four scholarships to attend NOW’s 50th Anniversary Conference in Washington D.C.
Each recipient will receive:
3 nights hotel room at the Hyatt (shared with another grantee).
a round-trip flight to Washington D.C. on Thursday, June 23 returning Sunday, June 26. 
Registration fee for the conference.
$200.00 allowance 4 days of food and other needs
a one-year membership to Santa Fe NOW.

IMPORTANT – Recipients will not receive any of the award if they do not attend the NOW conference on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25 2016 in Washington D.C.
Please provide the following information in a separate document. Do not exceed two pages.
Email your response to: Include the words “application for scholarship” in the subject line. For consideration, application must be received no later than May 15, 2016.
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Be sure to include:
WEBPAGE (optional)

1. Why do you want to become involved in the work of Santa Fe NOW?
2. How will you support Santa Fe Now after the conference? For example, will you renew your membership? Regularly attend meetings? Volunteer to table at one event per year? Other ideas?
3. What activities in additional to your NOW involvement will you undertake to support the right to choose an abortion? For example, how will you use social media to spread the message? How will you promote the right to an abortion with your peers? Other ideas?
4. If you have had an abortion, tell us how the anti-abortion movement impacted your decision. If you have not had an abortion, tell us why this issue is important to you.


Ballots are in with the new officers

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1) the outgoing officers from left to right are: Janet Gotkin (Santa Fe NOW Treasurer), Rebecca Langford (Santa Fe NOW Vice-President), Dana Middelton (Santa Fe NOW President), Patricia Pederson (Santa Fe NOW shared Secretary), and Carla Josephson (NM NOW President). Not present is Janiece Jonsin (Santa Fe NOW shared Secretary). Not present Janiece Jonsin (Secretary)

2) Incoming NM NOW Officers: Jessica Davis (Treasurer), Sharon Hart (President), Janet Gotkin (at-large), Joan Krohn (Vice-President), Carla Josephson (at-large), Dixie Trebbe (at-large). Not present is Deborah Blanche (Secretary).

3) Incoming Santa Fe NOW officers: Rebecca Langford (President), Janet Marshall (Secretary & Treasurer), Suzan Sattell (Vice-President), Susan Kreiner (Treasurer – resigned).

Elections for all officers Santa Fe and NM NOW

Elections for NM and Santa Fe NOW President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and At Large Officers

When: Saturday November 14th at 10 A.M.

Where: Solace, 6601 Valentine Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507

You may vote through email

Call Becky Langford for information 505-660-2696

New Mexico NOW

President            Sharon Hart

Vice President   Joan Krohn

Secretary             Deborah Blanche

Treasurer            Jessica Davis

At Large               Dixie Trebbe

At Large               Carla Josephson

At Large               Janet Gotkin

Santa Fe NOW

President            Becky Langford

Vice-President  Suzi Sattell

Secretary             Janet Marshall

Treasurer            Susan Kreiner

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ERA and Women’s History Celebration at the Roundhouse

Please join us!

Monday March 2, 2015  
   2-3 PM
NM State Capitol Rotunda in Santa Fe
 Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501

  The Equal Rights Amendment is Not History

            ~~ ERA: written by Alice Paul in 1923~ passed by Congress in 1972

~~ 92 years waiting for ratification ~~

~~ Songs, Storytelling, Political Action Commentary, Inspiration ~~

Sponsor: ABQ NOW (Albuquerque Chapter of National Organization for Women)

 Other Sponsors: New Mexico NOW, Santa Fe, Humanist  Society of NM, Southwest Women's Law Center, Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, NM American Association of University Women, UNM Peace and Justice Studies Program, League of Women Voters of Central NM

 Come early or stay after to meet and mingle with our sponsors and speakers at our exhibit tables in the East Halls of History, spaces H and I

Like us on Facebook and follow us on

Twitter  @smrcmd     @FeministCaucus   @NOWABQ


Two Events: Oppose Increase in NM Women’s Prison Population! And Meet Piper Kerman: Author, Orange is the New Black

Oppose Increase in NM Women's Prison Population!


Please join Bette Fleishman (Exec. Director Women's Justice Project) and the New Mexico Women's Network for a critical audience-particpation and plan of action discussion.

TIME: 6pm
PLACE: The Forum at Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St Michaels Drive, Santa Fe

Currently there is a request for proposal (RFP) out to increase the women’s prison by over 200 beds.  The RFP is due on April 30th – this is an URGENT action! This is occurring while the national prison population is decreasing.

New Mexico’s Women’s prison population is increasing…and projected to continue to increase.  We are opposed to such a significant increase in the women’s prison population. The reasons for the increase will be discussed and can all be remedied without building a larger prison. We look forward to sharing information about the current prison population – presenting an action plan to stop this expansion and discussion about strategies to reduce, not increase, the number of women incarcerated in New Mexico.

Please join us and spread the word!


Orange is the New Black Author, Piper Kerman, Visits UNM for New Mexico Women’s Justice Project Fundraiser. 

Hosted by Bookworks in Partnership with UNM Women’s Resource Center 

DATE: Thursday, May 8

TIME: 7pm (doors open at 6pm)

PLACE: ALBUQUERQUE: Woodward Hall, University of New Mexico (UNM) Campus

Admission is a $5 minimum donation at the door for the New Mexico Women’s Justice Project. $20 priority seating and signing tickets are available in advance. More info: 505-344-8139 or

About The New Mexico Women’s Justice Project:

NM Women's Justice Project is a non-profit organization that advocates for female prisoners around the state, including Grants, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and beyond. “We aim to achieve justice and fairness for New Mexico women, children, and their families impacted by the criminal justice delinquency, and abuse and neglect systems,” says Bette Fleishman, executive director of NMJP. “We pursue our mission by working in collaboration with other organizations—as we are with Bookworks and the Women’s Resource Center—to educate the public. Our audience is legislators, policy makers, and administers, and we provide program development, legal initiatives, technical assistance, and our participation in policy task forces, councils, committees, and other related forums. We are so happy to be partnering with these groups and with Ms. Kerman to get the word out about our work.”

About Piper Kerman:

Kerman herself knows first-hand about incarceration. When Piper Kerman was sent to prison for a ten-year-old crime, she barely resembled the reckless young woman she'd been when she committed the misdeeds that would eventually catch up with her. Happily ensconced in a New York City apartment, with a promising career and an attentive boyfriend, she was suddenly forced to reckon with the consequences of her very brief, very careless dalliance in the world of drug trafficking. Kerman spent thirteen months in prison, eleven of them at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, where she met a surprising and varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances. Her story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison, and the best-selling paperback has become a popular TV series.

Kerman is now the vice president of a Washington, D.C.-based communications firm that works with foundations and nonprofits. A graduate of Smith College, she lives in Brooklyn. 

About UNM’s Women’s Resource Center:

The Women’s Resource Center advocates for women on campus and in the community in addressing issues of institutionalized sexism & racism, sexual harassment, and all other forms of discrimination in the classroom, on campus, and beyond.






2014 Legislative Session

Volunteer – Santa Fe NOW has a strong presence in the Roundhouse during the session. If you would like to join us to make our voices heard at the Roundhouse during the Legislative Session, January 22-February 20, 2014, please forward an email with your name and phone number to to sign on. We gather in the committee rooms where proposed bills are being introduced. We always need a show of support at various places and times. You must be flextible! It's like being on call!

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.