Thursday, January 2, 2014

Notice of Meeting Change for
Dupage County NOW
Meetings have been changed to:
The second Saturday of every month
at  1:00pm
( Except for February and April which will be announced )
This will hopefully gives those members who find it difficult to get to meeting after work at the hour of 7:30. We are aware of the driving time from downtown, or commutes outside of Naperville. The intent is to make the meetings more convenient for as many as possible. Location will NOT be affected.

*******Happy New Year*******

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

2013 Illinois NOW Annual State Conference - Details Announced!

Details and registration available on the Illinois NOW website here:

Pre-registration deadline is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH!!!

Sunday, October 6 · 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Joliet Public Library, Main Branch
3150 N. Ottawa, Joliet, IL 60432

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Illinois NOW strives to bring the latest and most relevant feminist issues to attendees. We welcome ALL equality-minded individuals to come and benefit from the work we do and networking opportunities offered at our annual state conference – and this year proves to be no exception! Don’t miss this inspiring and motivational day of thought and activism!
This year’s theme is It’s About Time! Illinois NOW Takes on 2014.
Elections * Lunch * Silent Auction * President’s Award
We invite you to join us as we take on organizing and planning for actions and issues such as the 2013 March on Springfield, the state of the ERA in Illinois, and the 2014 National NOW Conference theme of racism and women of color.
Conference Pre-registration deadline: Friday, September 27th
You can register below via Paypal
OR for a conference registration mail-in form, email
If you need hotel info or assistance during the conference (child care, signer, alternative housing), please call Susan at 217/898-3152For all conference questions, contact us at or 217/898-3152.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The April 10 monthly meeting has been cancelled!

However, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and there are still many things going on that you can participate in.

  • On Monday, April 15, College of DuPage is screening "The Invisible War", with a question and answer session after with Director Kirby Dick
  • Tuesday, April 23 is the Eighth Annual Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Fair at College DuPage from 10am to 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 24 is Denim Day.  In 1992, an Italian court said a rape victim wore very tight jeans, so she must have helped the rapist take them off and it was, therefore, consensual sex, not rape.  Wear jeans on this day to take a stand against victim-blaming, rape, and violence.
  • Contact your state legislators and express your full support for the Marriage Equality Bill in Illinois!
  • Volunteer for the 2013 National NOW Conference and get a special discounted price!  Help with registration, greeting, or transportation by emailing Michelle at

Monday, June 4, 2012

Support Equal Pay!

For the last two weeks, supporters of equal pay have been making calls to the Senate, and we can't thank you enough. Well, we still need your calls, and we're excited to let you know that the toll-free number is still working, so please read on . . .
U.S. women need fair pay now -- and two minutes of your time could help them get it!
The Paycheck Fairness Act directly affects working women and families in your state and across the country. Nationally, a typical woman working full time, year round still is paid only 77 cents for every dollar a typical man is paid. PFA is the next step in closing this disparity. Call your senators today at 1-888-876-9527 and ask them to support the Paycheck Fairness Act!
Currently there is no broad prohibition against penalizing or even firing employees just for TALKING about their salaries. By keeping workers in the dark, employers prevent them from ever learning they are experiencing pay discrimination. The Paycheck Fairness Act changes that.
Your senators vote will be crucial in passing this bill that will help to close that wage gap.
STEP 1: Let your senators know that constituents want them to support the Paycheck Fairness Act. Women and families need equal pay in this economy. You can help: Call 1-888-876-9527 today.
Once you call, you will hear directions explaining how to speak with your senators, and then you will be patched through directly to their office.
STEP 2: Double your impact by forwarding this message to friends and family!
Women need fair pay now. Will your senators support equal pay? Every call counts, and the vote is expected next week! Your call is needed today. Please dial 1-888-876-9527.