NOW & API

National NOW
Check out the national policies and initiatives.

New Jersey State NOW
Check out our state activities.

NOW Foundation
The National Organization for Women Foundation ("NOW Foundation") is a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to furthering women's rights through education and litigation.

Alice Paul Institute
Enhances public awareness of the life and work of Alice Paul; educates and empowers young girls to accept leadership in their communities and workplaces through leadership workshops; is creating a living and permanent memorial to Alice Paul at her birthplace and childhood home, Paulsdale.

Activist Resources


Dads and Daughters
On these pages, you'll find tips, tools, and insights for strengthening your communication, influence, and bond with your daughter and/or stepdaughter.

Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey, Inc.
Displaced homemakers are women who have lost their primary source of income due to divorce, separation, death or disability of a spouse and who must obtain or upgrade their skills for transition into the paid labor market. The displaced homemakers centers provide: * Outreach * Intake and Orientation * Personal and Group Counseling * Assessment and Testing * Career and Educational Programs * Computer Training * Life Skills Development * Skills Training * Pre-employment Preparation *

ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) Info
Latest actions and resources from Congressmember Carolyn Maloney's website.

Feminist.com
Resources, links, health issues, women-owned businesses.

Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority Foundation views feminism as a global movement dedicated to equality and seeks to eliminate discrimination of all kinds.

NARAL: Pro-Choice America
Our goal at NARAL Pro-Choice America is to help find workable answers that will ultimately reduce the need for abortions. Ignoring shortcomings in access to contraception, reproductive health care, and sex education while ripping away a woman's right to choose will only result in more unintended pregnancies and more abortions. This shortsighted approach is neither American nor life affirming.

National Priorities Project
NPP shows what federal tax and spending policies mean to your community. See what the war is costing your community.

NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
A statewide, nonprofit service that helps people find and form all types of self-help groups. A database of over 4500 self-help group meetings in New Jersey for abuse, addictions, bereavement, disabilities, health, mental health, family, parenting and more. Help people to start new groups free of charge. Information on groups such as incest survivors, general women's group, employment, mothers of twins, loss of a child, parents of physically-challenged or emotionally disturbed children,

Planned Parenthood New Jersey
Use this advocacy action site to find out what's happening in the State Legislature and Congress regarding family planning and your right to choose. This includes "Choice Watch," a Public Affairs update that covers family planning issues as they progress through Congress or through the NJ state legislature. To see "Choice Watch," click on "News and Events." Then, under "Newspaper articles, editorials, etc.," you'll find "Choice Watch: Planned Parenthood's Monthly Public Affairs Update."

Women's Global Strike
Invest in caring, not killing. Why go on Strike? $800+ billion a year is spent on military budgets worldwide; $40+ billion more for "America's new war"; $80 billion would provide the essentials of life--water, sanitation, basic health, nutrition, literacy, and a minimum income for all. Strike for: a world which values all women's work and all women's lives. Strike against: "America's new war" and all wars--women and children are most of those killed and wounded, and 80% of refugees. Globalisation--an end to no pay, low pay and too much work.

Women's Opportunity Center
The Women's Opportunity Center (WOC) is committed to helping women gain economic self-sufficiency through education, job readiness, networking, outreach, referrals and emotional support. The Center also promotes awareness of women's rights and issues through public advocacy.

Working Assets
Working Assets was founded in 1985 to give people an easy way to make a difference in the world, just by doing the things they do every day. Each time members use one of their services -- CREDO Mobile, CREDO Long Distance and the Working Assets credit card -- a donation is automatically sent to nonprofit groups working for peace, human rights and the environment.


Congressional and Legal Information


New Jersey State Legislature

U.S. House of Representatives
Find and write your Congressmember.

U.S. Senate
Find and write your Senator.

League of Women Voters of New Jersey
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.

League of Women Voters referral guide
A listing of all of NJ's legal service agencies, shelters, hotline, etc. Absolutely invaluable.

Legal Services of New Jersey
Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters.

New Jersey Lawyers, Attorneys, and Law Firms
FindLaw's Lawyer Directory is the largest online directory of attorneys.

ProBonoNJ
Gateway and Resource for Legal Pro Bono Opportunities.

Thomas Congressional Database
Legislative info.


Domestic Violence/Violence

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
This Alliance brings together dozens of progressive companies across the United States to exchange information, collaborate on projects and use their collective influence to instigate change.

Financial Help for Women in Abusive Relationships


Men Can Stop Rape
Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) empowers male youth and the institutions that serve them to work as allies with women in preventing rape and other forms of men's violence. Through awareness-to-action education and community organizing, we promote gender equity and build men's capacity to be strong without being violent.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: How to create a Safety Plan

Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV)
SERV provides support to hundreds of survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking each year. Sexual violence services are available to individuals in New Jersey's Camden, Gloucester, and Cumberland Counties. Domestic violence services are available to individuals living in Gloucester and Cumberland Counties. Human trafficking services are offered in Camden, Cumberland, and Gloucester counties.

What to Say When You Think Someone is Being Abused

Women Under Siege
Women Under Siege is a journalism project that investigates how rape and other forms of sexualized violence are used as tools in genocide and conflict throughout the 20th century and into the 21st.


Feminist Resources

Guide to Negotiating for the Pay You Deserve
How do you fight through the agony of asking for a raise to reach the ecstasy of winning one? Whether you are negotiating a new job offer or asking for a raise at your longtime place of work, read on for a step-by-step guide to getting what you’re worth.

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Founded by Academy Award¨-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, the Institute and its programming arm, See Jane, are at the forefront of changing female portrayals and gender stereotypes in children's media and entertainment.

Institute for Women's Policy Research
The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.

Ms. Magazine
Ms. was the first national magazine to make feminist voices audible, feminist journalism tenable, and a feminist worldview available to the public. Ms. continues to be an award-winning magazine recognized nationally and internationally as the media expert on issues relating to women's status, women's rights, and women's points of view.

Name It Change It
Name It. Change It. is a non-partisan project of She Should Run, Women's Media Center, and Political Parity. Together, we will work to end sexist and misogynistic coverage of women candidates by all members of the press -- from bloggers to radio hosts to television pundits.

Scholarships for Women (MoneyGeek)
Find information to help you sort through your options with a comprehensive list of scholarships and grants for women and tips on how to apply and where to get started.

To the Contrary
To The Contrary (TTC) is public television's successful all-female news analysis series; an essential, timely forum for women to discuss national and international issues and policies.

Women's Enews
What news looks like when women matter. Women's Enews is a small, nonprofit news service, sustained by grants and individual donations and operating under the umbrella of the Fund for the City of New York. The goal of Women's Enews is to provide a professional news service to the public, the media, policy makers and opinion shapers. This site covers news on issues of importance to women -- stories and insight not found in the mainstream media. Read it daily for serious news stories, humor from Sylvia, links to other news sites of interest to women, and a listserve you can join. No fashion tips, weight loss magic, man-pleaser articles or horoscopes!

Feminist Networking

Femina
Sites by, for and about women.

Flyover Feminism
Flyover Feminism is a space for feminists/womanists/activists outside major media centers whose issues are given insufficient coverage and attention by the mainstream media outlets, and whose voices are frequently left out of the national dialogue.

Global Fund for Women
We are committed to giving flexible, timely support to women's groups working on emerging, controversial or difficult issues.

Resources for Feminism Activists on the Internet
Feminism is no longer a dirty word thanks to the work of the following organizations.

SheSource
SheSource is an online braintrust of female experts on diverse topics designed to serve journalists, producers and bookers who need female guests and sources.

Webgrrls International
Provides a forum for women in or interested in new media and technology to network, exchange job and business leads, form strategic alliances, mentor and teach, intern and learn the skills to help women succeed in an increasingly technical workplace and world.

Women's Information Network of New Jersey (WIN-NJ)
A project of the Alice Paul Institute, WIN-NJ provides an online database of women's organizations within the state that deal with issues of relevance to women's social, political, economic, educational, and legal advancement.

WomensNet
A member of IGC. The Mission of IGC is to advance the work of progressive organizations and individuals for peace, justice, economic opportunity, human rights, democracy and environmental sustainability through strategic use of online technologies.

Women's Yellow Pages


Gay and Lesbian Resources


The Advocate
Site for The Advocate,the nation's leading LGBT magazine.

GayFriendlyBiz Directory
A resource to connect the GLBT community with businesses, organizations and professionals that are either gay and lesbian owned or supportive of GLBT issues and causes.

Housing & Mortgages for Gay & Lesbian Couples
A comprehensive guide to housing and mortgages for gay and lesbian couples.

NJGayLife
The official website for the GLBTI community in New Jersey.

LGBTQ & Student Resources
Find out more about what campuses across the nation are doing to foster a sense of community for LGBTQ+ students and allies.

PFLAG
Official site for the Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays Organization.

The Pride Center
Website for The Pride Center (based in New Brunswick). Lots of information and links.

RainbowLaw.com
Do you have all your ducks in a row? Because the law does not recognize or honor gay and lesbian relationships, Rainbow Law has created this web site to provide vital information about the legal documents we need to protect our relationships and our rights.

Rainbow Wedding Network
Rainbow Wedding Network is the first and only gay and lesbian wedding gift registry. The website offers the free registry, tips for planning and an area of shared stories. Also we offer the largest business directory of glbt/friendly professionals nationwide.

Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV)
SERV provides support to hundreds of survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking each year. Sexual violence services are available to individuals in New Jersey's Camden, Gloucester, and Cumberland Counties. Domestic violence services are available to individuals living in Gloucester and Cumberland Counties. Human trafficking services are offered in Camden, Cumberland, and Gloucester counties.


Health/Reproductive Info

DrugAlert.org
Providing information about harmful drugs and their negative side effects. New information on the Yaz Lawsuits.

DrugWatch
Drugwatch.com reports on the latest information regarding dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. We give you the information you need, when you need it. Our Patient Advocates can answer your medical questions and point you to a specialist. They can also assess your situation and help you find an attorney.

The Early Option Pill (Mifeprex)
The Mifeprex website is a source of information for women and health care providers. Not only can women use this site to access information and provider referrals, but providers can learn more about the product, how to prescribe it, and how to order it.

A History of Feminism and Midwifery

La Leche League of New Jersey
La Leche League is an international non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. Monthly group meetings are held throughout the state of New Jersey to discuss breastfeeding and related parenting topics.

Medical Students for Choice
Medical Students for Choice is dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive healthcare choices. MSFC recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion is the absence of trained providers. As medical students and residents, we work to make reproductive health care, including abortion, a part of standard medical education and residency training.

Physicians for Reproductive Choice & Health
The mission of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health is to enable concerned physicians to take a more active and visible role in support of universal reproductive health.

Pro-Choice Public Education Project

Women's Health Interactive
An interactive learning environment that facilitates the exchange of information among all participants, promotes learning, and motivates individual proactive response.


Healthcare


HealthCare.gov
Find health coverage that meets your needs and budget.

Healthcare-NOW!
Healthcare-NOW! is an education and advocacy organization that addresses the health insurance crisis in the U.S. by advocating for the passage of national, single-payer healthcare legislation.

Labor Campaign for Single Payer
The primary purpose of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care is to increase grassroots labor support for H.R. 676 as an essential element in winning the support of Congress to enact the National Health Care Act "Medicare for All" as the public policy of this country, because health care is a human right.

Physicians for a National Health Program
Physicians for a National Health Program is a non-profit research and education organization of 18,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance.

Single Payer Action
We do direct action. Face to face with the health insurance industry. In front of the home office of your member of Congress. In front of your member of Congress, wherever he or she may be. Until we get single payer.

NJ Universal Healthcare Coalition
Dedicated to providing the people of New Jersey with information about creating a more humane healthcare system for the people of New Jersey.


Herstory

19th Amendment: Giving Women the Right to Vote

The Alice Paul Memorial March, Washington, D.C. 1977
On August 26, 1977 four thousand people marched up Pennsylvania Avenue in memory of Alice Paul, who had died on July 9. Read about Paul's work and browse photos of the Alice Paul Memorial March.

A Celebration of Women Writers
Comprehensive listing of links to biographical and bibliographical information about women writers, and complete published books written by women.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
Biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways -- writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others.

Famous Hispanics in the World and History
Dedicated to celebrating Hispanic Heritage in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

Famous Women Inventors
Learn about women inventors inventing in traditionally male fields and why women are a minority of patent holders and how that is rapidly changing.

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches From Around the World

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Women's Hall of Fame

Remember the Women Institute
The Remember the Women Institute is a not-for-profit corporation that conducts and encourages research and cultural activities that contribute to including women in history. Special emphasis is on women in the context of the Holocaust and its aftermath, including post-World War II immigration.

SheHeroes
SheHeroes empowers 8- to 12-year-old girls of all backgrounds to dream big, explore their interests and passionately pursue careers in any field regardless of gender. Through our online content and streaming video profiles, girls picture their own potential by engaging with the influential stories of exceptional women role models who have overcome obstacles and achieved career success. "If you can't see it, you can't be it!"

Women in Congress
This website, based on the book Women in Congress, 19172006, contains biographical profiles of former women Members of Congress, links to information about current women Members, essays on the institutional and national events that shaped successive generations of Congresswomen, and images of each woman Member, including rare photos.

Women's History with Jane Johnson Lewis
Women's History is in partnership with TheHistoryNet.

Women and Social Movements in the U.S. 1820-1940

Women Who Changed History
Scholastic Inc. site for teachers.

Women Who Make America
MAKERS.com is a dynamic digital platform showcasing thousands of compelling stories - both known and unknown - from trailblazing women of today and tomorrow.

Women in World History
Interactive site full of information and resources about women's experiences in world history. For teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs.

Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
There have always been female rulers. The first the sources name is Queen Ku-Baba of Kis in present day Iraq around 2500 B.C. This page is dedicated to the women who have ruled since the beginning of times.


Human Trafficking

New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking
The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking is made up of a diverse groups in NJ who come together with the mission of ending human trafficking in our State, country and the world through education, advocacy, and assistance to survivors.

Polaris Project
Takes a comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking and modern day slavery.

Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV)
SERV provides support to hundreds of survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking each year. Sexual violence services are available to individuals in New Jersey's Camden, Gloucester, and Cumberland Counties. Domestic violence services are available to individuals living in Gloucester and Cumberland Counties. Human trafficking services are offered in Camden, Cumberland, and Gloucester counties.

TraffickFree
Survivor and Author Theresa Flores travels the U.S. sharing her story of trafficking and being a sex slave while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit, Michigan.


Mothers

Grants For Single Mothers
Single Mom Financial Aid, Scholarship Resources, Food and Housing Programs, Parenting Advice, and more.

Momsrising
Get the Motherhood Manifesto DVD, seen at our January 2007 program meeting, for only $6.00 from MomsRising.org!

Mom-mentum
Our network of local programs offers the opportunity to have discussion among mothers to recognize the challenges, realities and value of mothering. Over time we expanded our work to include work/life and advocacy issues that impact mothers and their families greatly and affect a mother's financial well-being

The Mothers Movement Online
The Mothers Movement Online was founded to serve as a clearinghouse for resources and ideas that support social change to improve the status of mothers and others who are responsible for care work in our society.

SearchMothers.com
An online magazine for mothers, and an online resource for single mothers and mothers in blended families.

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
A global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion & support of breastfeeding worldwide.


Politics

Camp Wellstone
Camp Wellstone is a weekend long (2.5 day) training program that introduces participants to the philosophy, strategies and tactics of winning, progressive, grassroots political and electoral action. Each Camp Wellstone has about 110 participants. It is designed for anyone who has an interest in working on a political or advocacy campaign, becoming an effective citizen activist and volunteer, or running for elected office. Participants learn how to win elections, implement an effective grassroots advocacy campaign and help effect social or political change as an individual in their community.

The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)
CAWP is a university-based (Rutgers Univ., NJ) research, education and public service center. Its mission is to promote greater understanding and knowledge about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life.

Center for Women in Government and Civil Society
Research for Multiple Audiences ... Public Policy Leadership ... Nonprofit Management and Leadership ... Youth Capacity Development ... National and NYS Policy Information Resource.

Emily's List
An acronym for "Early Money Is Like Yeast" (it helps the "dough" rise), EMILY's List is the nation's largest grassroots political network, raising campaign contributions for pro-choice Democratic women candidates running for the House, the Senate and for governor; helping women candidates build strong, winning campaigns; and helping mobilize women voters.

ICRW (International Center for Research on Women)
ICRW’s mission is to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. To accomplish this, ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity and advocate for evidence-based, practical ways to change policies and programs.

Institute for Women's Policy Research
The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) is a public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, the economic and social aspects of health care and domestic violence, and women's civic and political participation.

League of Women Voters (National)

League of Women Voters (Camden County)

National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC)
The purpose of the National Women's Political Caucus is to increase women's participation in the political process and to identify, recruit, train and support pro-choice women for election and appointment to public office.

New Jersey Voter Information
Published by the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, NJ.

Project Vote Smart
A citizen's toolkit for obtaining facts on your political leaders (including biographies and addresses, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, evaluations by special interests) and for tracking Congress (including status of legislation, members & committees, sponsors, voting records, clear descriptions, full text, and weekly floor schedules).

Women's Campaign School at Yale University


Shopping for a Better World


iGive.com shopping
iGive.com's mission is "to enable the economic power of individuals to benefit their chosen communities". You can choose to support any worthy cause; South Jersey NOW-Alice Paul Chapter is already listed as a recipient. Membership is free and private. To sign up or get more info, please use our personalized Tell-a-Friend link (we get credit when you do).

Dan's Chocolates
In addition to fresh, tasty chocolates, a percentage of the purchase price of every box of chocolate sold is donated to the charitable partner of your choice. One of the partners is Jane Doe Inc., an umbrella organization representing the "voice" of programs serving battered women and sexual assault survivors throughout Massachusetts.

Grounds for Change
Grounds for Change grew out of the idea that, as part of the global community, it is our responsibility to make our purchase decisions wisely, taking into account the environmental, social and economic impacts of our spending. Coffee is the world's second most valuable commodity behind petroleum and given this scale, the opportunity to make positive change is tremendous.

Great Clubs Coffee of the Month Club
Order coffee from small-scale, indigenous, underserved farmers. Enjoy two different coffees from Peru and Guatemala.

Nectar of Life Coffee Company
Certified Fair Trade Organic Coffee. The site has information regarding the Fair Trade movement, and explanations regarding the unjust trading practices being perpetrated against coffee farmers.

PoliticalLoudmouth.com Online Shop
Purchase apparel and merchandise.

Young Feminists


Choices Campus Community
Choices Campus Community is a project of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliances. Feminist Majority Leadership Alliances are student-run, nationally-affiliated campus groups. Leadership Alliances constitute the largest permanent network of young feminist activists in the world, and provide participants with opportunities to develop their leadership and organizing skills.

Girls Incorporated
Girls Incorporated began advancing the basic human rights of girls in 1945 with a girls bill of rights. Their public education campaign promotes six rights of the modern girl, including "the right to resist gender stereotypes."

New Moon Magazine
New Moon Publishing produces media for every girl who wants her voice heard and her dreams taken seriously and for every adult who cares about girls.

School Nurse Online: Health Webquests
A list of health webquests for kids. Web Quests provide a way for students to expand cognitive thinking through research, evaluation, and analysis online in a classroom environment. Students may work alone or in groups to gain knowledge on many different topics of health.