Who is NOW

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is a multi-issue, multi-tactical, grassroots feminist organization dedicated to taking action to advance and protect women’s rights. 

For more than 50 years, NOW has been a major force in the sweeping changes that have put more women in political posts; increased education, employment and business opportunities for women; and enacted tougher laws against violence, harassment, and discrimination. 

We work at the local (McHenry County), state (Illinois), and national levels to bring about positive change for women.