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

Coast Festival NOW Stronger Together Run, Sunday, February 26 from 9 AM – 11 AM (registration at 8 AM), Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365.  Benefits Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation.  5k Run, kids Run,Run Walk This year the Coast Festival Run is becoming the Stronger Together Run and is being co-sponsored with Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation. We are still celebrating fitness and community participation, but we want to include a larger audience and participation. We are all stronger when we are fit. We want to encourage all to run and walk in this event. There will be a competitive part for those that want to set PRs and a fun part for those that want to be out enjoying our community and each other. You can register online or at the event starting at 8 am at the PAC.

Chapter Meeting:  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 6 to 9 pm Location: Newport High School Library, 322 NE Eads St, Newport, OR 97365 (main high school entrance).  Speakers: Bob Zybach and Janet Meranda will speak about the life of Letitia Carson, a woman born a slave who came across the United States to Oregon with a white man with whom she had two children.  Upon his death she battled in court for the land her husband had owned and won!

Day of Action in support of Reproductive Health Equity Act:  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 9 to 3 in Salem.  Central Oregon Coast NOW will be carpooling to event.  If you want to go email: centraloregoncoastnow@gmail.com.  Must register in advance:  https://reprohealthequity.org/home/capitol-day-of-action/

Ladies, This is How You Run For Office:  Viewing Party, Monday, March 13, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  Location:  OSU Extension Office 1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport.  Register by email: sheruns4office@gmail.com.  In this two hour intensive, VRL walk you through the “Who, What, When, Where, and Why” of running for elected office. The Session kicks off with “real talk” from 3 VRL alumna who RAN and WON in November and is followed by tips and tools to help you make the decision to run, map a plan and get started!

Please sign the Pledge to make Lincoln County, Oregon a bully-free, inclusive, and supportive county.


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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