National Organization for Women

Kane County Chapter of The National Organization For Women

Founded in 1979, our Chapter of NOW works to ensure equality and the rights of women both in Kane County, Illinois and its environs, as well as those works necessary for the functioning of an equal society for both women and men on the State and National level.

The members of Kane Co. NOW have voted to formally disband our chapter. We are keeping this page on the 'Net for the resource links it may provide you. (For information, please feel free to contact us.)

A new chapter has been formed in this geographic area - please contact Fox Valley NOW for more information.

Current Issues

For national issues, we invite you to visit the NOW national webpage for additional information and resources. Illinois NOW also maintains a website with additional information concerning State activities and current legislative news.

On a regional basis, we invite you to visit the website of Great Lakes NOW to find out what issues, concerns and actions other GLNOW chapters are involved with.

Information regarding governmental activities for both Kane County and The State of Illinois are available here.

If you've ever wondered what the news looks like from a feminist perspective, check out Women's eNews, a project of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund's Women, Policy and Media Program.

Membership Information

When you join NOW, you have membership privileges on the National, State, and the local level. Your dues help support the operations of NOW on all three levels, and you will receive newsletters from all levels when available. A membership application may be downloaded from National NOW from here. Please note that the dues amount for IL is $40. Please contact Fox Valley NOW for for their Chapter code.

Other Sites of Interest

Several other organizations in and around IL and the Fox Valley work on many of the same issues as NOW. Please visit them from this page.

NOW Statement of Purpose

NOW's purpose is to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, in truly equal partnership with men with respect to citizenship, public service, employment, education, and family life, with freedom from discrimination because of age, race, marital status, sexual orientation or parenthood.

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