NOW’s National Conference will be held virtually over 3 days in 3 different months, starting on September 26. Our new NOW President, Christian Nunes, is presiding.
The conference theme is “Fired Up! Ready to Vote!” NOW split the conference, as follows.
September 26, 2020 – NOW Conference Business, Election Report, District Caucuses Meetings and Board candidate forums.
October 17, 2020 – Engaging Plenary Session and Workshops
November 7, 2020 – Engaging Plenary Session and Workshops
Registration is free for all attendees.
We would like your help voting for some good bylaws changes and against some bad ones on September 26. National Bylaws changes proposed by past NOW President Toni Van Pelt are here. Election of national NOW board candidates is same date. Here is the announcement of National NOW Board Candidates. Our (Eastern) district has no election required. More information on the conference plans follows.
From the NOW website, 9/18/20.
On September 26, 2020, we’ll open Day One of the conference at 12:30 p.m. EDT with a plenary session where the 2020 NOW Election Report will be presented along with other conference business. Following the Election Report, NOW members will take a vote on the proposed procedure for the 2020 National Board elections. The rest of Day One will include plenary sessions to consider proposed bylaws amendments, district caucus meetings with Board candidate forums, and special constituency caucuses. Announcement of National NOW Board Candidates is here.
Because the virtual conference platform presents challenges to NOW’s traditional parliamentary process of motion making, we plan on sending you the proposed agenda, conference rules, election report, and bylaws amendments by early September. Should you wish to propose edits to those items, you will need to submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 12, 2020. All proposed changes will be reviewed by the Structure and Process Committee and the Executive Committee to be incorporated or rejected. The final proposed conference agenda, rules, election report, and bylaws amendments will be voted on at the conference on September 26th.
Day Two (October 17) and Day Three (November 7) of the conference will consist of engaging plenary sessions and workshops, co-hosted by the Feminist Majority. Programming is expected to take place between 12:30 p.m. EDT and 4:30 p.m. EDT on Days Two and Three.
Register for the 2020 virtual conference, today!
NOW is also offering Racial Equity Education Webinars, for members, which will take place outside of the conference programming. Please visit https://now.org/leaderdoc/racial-equity-education-webinars/ for more information and to register for those webinars directly.