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National NOW Young Feminist Task Force

The membership of NOW voted in July 2003 to create a permanent task force of young feminists aged 30 or under, appointed by the president of NOW, to advise on matters of agenda, leadership recruitment and issue prioritization regarding young feminists in the organization.

Task Force members (as of June 2008)

Chair: Nicole Casey (Arkansas)

Megan Campbell (Washington, D.C.) | Kristin Eismin (Indiana) | Karisha Fenton (Michigan) | Emily Halle (Massachusetts) | Maria Miranda (Ohio) | Emily Powers (Nevada) | Amy Sejfulla (Michigan) | Laura Tepich (Florida)

Board Liaisons: Dakia Davis (North Carolina) | Erin Matson (Minnesota)

Megan Campbell

Megan Campbell
Megan Campbell
As a 24 year-old feminist activist, I often encounter young progressive women and men who love to espouse the ideals of reproductive freedom, equal rights for the LGBT community, and equal pay, but are unwilling to identify themselves as "feminists". I am looking forward to working with the amazing other members of the Task Force to find ways to bring people into the feminist movement and to continue the work of our foremothers.

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T. Nicole Casey, Chair

T. Nicole Casey
T. Nicole Casey
I have learned a lot in the last three years. I have learned about team work, diversity and how to plan events. More importantly I have also learned about equality and justice; and learned that in the world women are not treated as equals and that is not just. This is pure and simple. I know that serving on the Young Feminist Task Force is another opportunity for me to stand up for what I believe in and to help me be a better feminist.

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Dakia Davis, Board Liaison

Dakia Davis
Dakia Davis
In middle school I was accused by other black kids of wanting be white because I enjoyed reading and in high school I was told by my peers that my skin was too dark; this was before I ever heard of internalized racism. I knew that people were hurt and sometimes killed because of their race and sexuality, but no one said anything about hate crimes.

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Kristin Eismin

Kristin Eismin
Kristin Eismin
I believe that motivating young women and men for feminist activity and study is very important. Much of the passion that was present in the days of Susan B. Anthony, Jane Addams and our other founding mothers has somehow disappeared in the hearts of most women on college campuses around the US. The blood, sweat, and tears that fueled the movement at its birth have evaporated and we are still living the mystique, the mystique that Betty Friedan so fervently attacked.

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Karisha Fenton

Karisha Fenton
Karisha Fenton
I discovered my passion for working for women's rights while pursuing my Master of Public Administration degree from The University of Michigan. My daily inspiration comes from my two daughters, Kassidy and Kendall. I fight because I want to make the world a better place for them, and for women and girls everywhere.

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Emily Halle

Emily Halle
Emily Halle
Growing up in a very liberal town in Connecticut, I always considered myself a feminist without ever thinking about what a feminist really was. While I was the only girl in my accelerated math class, I never really saw the problem with that. I know injustices and inequalities were around me growing up, but I did not have the words or tools necessary to fight against them. I never saw what was right in front of my face because I was never taught to. It was not until I got to college that my views were challenged and I had to define what feminism meant to me.

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Erin Matson, Board Liaison

Erin Matson
Erin Matson
People ask me all the time: Isn't feminism outdated? Aren't you all a bunch of man-haters? It's pretty much equal now, right?
Wrong! I'm 25 years old and I wish I could say feminism's outdated: you know, that me and my girlfriends are making equal pay for equal work, have an equal chance of getting elected to public office and promoted to corporate leadership and equal control of our bodies and destinies...until then, do you want to rally with me?

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Maria Miranda

Maria Miranda
I work with several organizations in Greater Cleveland that focus on social justice and women's health including Community Shares of Greater Cleveland, Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, TransFamily and the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. I specialize in areas of fundraising, advocacy and organizing.

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Emily Powers

Emily Powers
Emily Powers
My name is Emily Powers and I am a senior at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, dual majoring in English and Political Science and dual minoring in Theatre and Communications. I have been a feminist for life, but grew more involved in the movement when I started my campus's first NOW chapter at UNLV in the fall of 2005.

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Amy Sejfulla

Amy Sejfulla
Amy Sejfulla
I guess I will start this intro off by telling you a little bit about how I came to have a strong interest in women's issues and feminism. I believe the 'spark' happened during my first semester of college. I took a human sexuality class in which we one day were focusing on sexual practices around the world.

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Laura Tepich

Laura Tepich
Laura Tepich
True life: I was once an unconscious closet feminist. In retrospect, I had always been a feminist, but just hadn't had any reason or motivation to identify myself as one. [My] ideology is simply a belief that ultimately, women and men are equally intrinsically valuable, and should be treated as such in every facet of life. If you agree with that statement, congratulations: you have just experienced the same seismic epiphany I did when I realized I am a feminist.

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