We are the D.C. Chapter of the National Organization for Women —
a completely volunteer-led advocacy group working toward the liberation of women and girls in D.C. We're glad you're here! D.C. NOW focuses on:
Lobbying for policies that support women and girls in D.C.
Electing progressive candidates into office
Providing training and workshops for new activists
Creating a community for feminists through events and social groups
Providing support to direct service providers, such as Calvary Women's Services and the D.C. Abortion Fund
The D.C. Chapter of the National Organization for Women was established in 1976 and works to protect the equal rights of all women and girls in the District of Columbia. D.C. NOW has hundreds of members based all over the DMV area—and we are growing!
As the grassroots arm of the Women’s Movement, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is dedicated to a multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and it is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.