Upcoming Meetings and Events:  (For More Information Go to “Meeting and Event Notices”)


Town Hall – Rep. Schrader: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Newport High School Gym – 322 NE Eads St.
Here’s a link to Kurt Schrader – Upcoming Town Halls.

Chapter Meeting: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 6 to 9 pm
***Location has changed!! Meeting will be held at the Newport High School Library, 322 NE Eads Street, Newport OR 97365.

Postcard & Potluck Party:  Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm.  Location: (OSU Extension Office, 1211 SE Bay Blvd., Newport, OR 97365.  Bring your favorite dish to share.  Central Oregon Coast NOW will provide the postcards!  Write postcards to your Representatives about what matters most to you – and how you’re going to continue to fight for it in the days, weeks and months ahead.  This is a great opportunity to get to know each other better and to participate in an INDIVISIBLE act of resistance!  (Central Oregon Coast NOW is an Indivisible group!)

Oregon NOW Annual Meeting/Conference, April 8-9, 2017, Location: Best Western Agate Beach, Newport; April 8 – Social gathering in the hotel lounge from 5 – 7 pm; April 9 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM Business Meeting and Workshops.  Agenda will be available soon.  Our annual meeting will feature workshops on Understanding & Practicing Intersectional/Inclusive Feminism and Strategies for Engaging in Effective Grassroots Advocacy. We’ll also have time to get updates from NOW chapters around Oregon – Central Oregon Coast NOW, Greater Portland NOW, High Desert NOW and South Willamette Valley NOW. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to connect with NOW members and supporters from around the state.

The registration fee includes lunch and is $30 for NOW members and $40 for non-members. Not a member? Join here and register at the member rate! Scholarships and reduced registration fees are available; contact us for more information.  REGISTER HERE!

Hotel rooms can be reserved for a discounted rate of $130/night (ocean view) or $110/night (hillside view). Just say you’re with the Oregon NOW annual meeting when you make your reservation – (541) 265-9411.

Immediately prior to the Annual Meeting will be a business meeting of the Oregon NOW board from 9:00 – 10:00 am, where we will adopt our annual budget, consider amendments to our bylaws and operating rules, and conduct any board elections. All are welcome to attend; full agendas for both meetings will be available soon on www.noworegon.org.



The Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) takes action locally 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.

Members of Central Oregon Coast NOW are automatically members of the Oregon Chapter and the National Organization for Women.  Most, but not all!, of our members reside in Lincoln County, Oregon.  We welcome anyone to join us who is interested in achieving our goals. Our meetings are always open to the general public.

The National Organization for Women (NOW)  is the largest feminist action organization in the United States.  NOW’S priority issues include:  Constitutional Equality Amendment, Reproductive Rights, Racism, LGBTQIA Rights, Violence Against Women, and Economic Justice.   The Central Oregon Coast NOW addresses these issues locally.

To JOIN, click here to join Central Oregon Coast NOW (local membership also includes membership to the state chapter and at the national level) or click “Membership Application” on the menu above.

For more information:  centraloregoncoastnow@gmail.com

Central Oregon Coast NOW wishes to acknowledge Women Supportive Businesses.  These are  businesses that have shown their support of women and girls by donating to Central Oregon Coast NOW. Please support these businesses!

If you wish to support what we do your donations to our Foundation are greatly appreciated!  Donations to the Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation (a 501(c)3 organization) are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donate Button with Credit Cards

Support the Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation by shopping at:   smile.amazon.com/ch/47-3770409


Feminist Planning Calendar
Below are some important dates throughout the year for your chapter to organize around.

• January: Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (22nd)
• February: Black History Month
• March: Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day (8th), National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day (10th)
• April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
• May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Equal Pay Day
• June: National NOW Conference, Anniversary of Title IX (23rd), LGBTQ Pride Month
• July: Begin organizing for Elections
• August: Women’s Equality Day (26th)
• September: National Hispanic Heritage Month, Labor Day
• October: Day of the Girl, Love Your Body Day, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month
• November: Election Day, Black Friday (28th), Native American Heritage Month
• December: Start planning for next year!

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  1. Nancy and others: I saw that Ms. Conway had criticized those who marched, saying that instead of protesting, they should enter into conversation. I was thinking that we might take this seriously. We could say we’re following up on the suggestion of the President’s adviser. I have a vision on the national level of about ten leaders representing the various issues and concerns of NOW and affiliates regarding protection of civil rights for women and others, requesting very visibly on the news and all a meeting with Trump. He just had a similar meeting with business CEOs and leaders to “listen” to their concerns. And he liked it so much he’s going to make it a quarterly event. These leaders could each express worries and concerns in this meeting as a sort of briefing, stressing measures for legal protection. After all, it’s clear that he doesn’t “get it.” It would be informative if nothing else, and we would keep the tone non-combative. Then we could report on the meeting on national news, and we could right then and there request quarterly meetings as well. I think it would be a visible and positive direction–not sure it would change a whole lot, but I think it’s a good place to begin. Couldn’t you take this to the national NOW and see what they think?

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