New York State Hosts NOW's 40th Anniversary Conference
By Marcia Pappas, President NY State NOW
Are You Ready for Albany?
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NOW more than ever, women from around the country must come together for a common cause. That cause, as we all know, is equality for all women. On July 21, the National Organization for Women will roll into Albany, N.Y., to make its mark on our city. For 40 years, NOW has been making its mark on the country as the leading feminist organization working to achieve full equality for women. Albany is ready! What better place to celebrate NOW's 40th anniversary than in the state where Betty Freidan founded NOW's first chapter — New York City NOW.
Excitement has been building as the weeks pass. More and more activists are contacting us to say they want to volunteer. One of the highlights of this weekend will be the Young Feminist Summit, to be held on Friday, July 21st. As State President of New York NOW, one of our major goals as a state organization is to bring young and new feminists into the National Organization for Women. Winning the bid to host the National NOW conference, knowing that the focus would be on young and new feminists, made one of our dreams come true. Young feminists are a key part of the movement that will fulfill the ultimate dream of equality for all — the same dream held by our foremothers Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman and so many others. 2006 will prove to be a challenge for feminists, but as always, NOW activists welcome those challenges.
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New York State NOW, all of its chapters and wonderful activists look forward to seeing you all in Albany, New York to celebrate our 40th Birthday.
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