Coming Soon! Activist Power Hour Virtual Series

Blog / November 3, 2023

Join us!

We’ll hear from leaders and experts to learn the issues and take action together. We aim to educate voters, mobilize volunteers, raise the voices of women in politics, and provide practical ways for you to take action!

See you soon!


Our Activist Power Hours will return soon. If you missed any of our previous series, you can find links to the recordings and key resources below.


Are you a NOW member?

If you want to take political action with NOW-NY this year, please consider becoming a member! Memberships start at $20.00 and by signing up you’ll receive access to our voter guides and volunteering opportunities, including phone banking and canvassing for NOW-endorsed candidates.


Reproductive Rights, Health, & Justice: What’s Next? 

July 29th

In our conversation this week with leading reproductive rights advocates from Black Women’s Health ImperativeCenter for Reproductive Rights, and All* Above All, we learned how COVID-19 has affected reproductive healthcare; what the recent Supreme Court decision means for abortion access in Louisiana; and the devastating impact the Hyde Amendment has on women across the country, especially Black women and non-Black women of color.

Watch the Conversation | Make the Hyde Amendment History | What if Roe Fell? | Vote!
Learn more about the Positive Period Campaign


Taking on Trump & Advancing Justice with NYS Attorney General Letitia James

July 22nd

In our conversation with NYS A.G. Letitia James, we learned how her office is prioritizing police reform; protecting protestors, voters, and consumers; and holding the line on our democracy.

View Recording | Read the A.G.’s Report on the NYPDVote! |
Honor John Lewis


Inspiring Change: How Young Leaders Are Reshaping Politics, with Charlotte Alter

July 8th

In our conversation with Charlotte Alter, journalist and author of The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America, we gained insight into political activism across generations, the “power of the incumbency,” and how millennials are disrupting the status quo and taking a new approach to leadership.

View Recording | Get the Book


Revolutionize Your Debate Skills: Political Persuasion, with Julia Dhar

July 1st                         

In our conversation with behavioral economist Julia Dhar, we learned how we can have more productive conversations and debates by taking a step back, finding a shared reality, keeping an open mind, and learning about what the other person finds important.

Watch Julia Dhar’s TED Talk | 6 Tactics for Real Conversation


The Key to Political Persuasion: Moral Framing, with Dr. Robb Willer

June 24th

In our conversation with Dr. Robb Willer, we learned about the concept of moral reframing and how to apply it to having more productive political conversations that will resonate. As Dr. Willer noted, “polarization is the problem of our time.”
Read more from Dr. Willer about how progressive candidates
can do better.

Watch Dr. Willer’s TED Talk | Dig into the research


In Conversation With Top Democratic Strategist
Celinda Lake

June 10th

In our conversation with Celinda Lake, we learned how we all need to get to work to get out the vote, close the “enthusiasm” gap, and overcome voter suppression to win this November. Start by making sure you, and your family and friends, are registered to vote!

View the Recording | More on women voters | All In Together | Race Class Narrative Project


Running for Office During COVID: Melissa Mark-Viverito

June 3rd

Melissa Mark-Viverito shared her experience in reforming our criminal justice system in NYC and working to increase the number of elected women leaders. She discussed the intersections of race, income inequality, and limited healthcare access including its disproportionate impact on her Bronx community during the pandemic.

View the Recording


Mastering the Conversation: Even When You Disagree, with Eve Pearlman

May 27th

Eve Pearlman shared some of her tested tactics for opening up political dialogues and bridging a growing political divide, especially as we reach out to people in our lives who may be undecided or a bit conservative. We also shared ways to take action with NOW-NY: write letters to voters and take our pledge to Grab Trump by the Ballot.

Watch Eve Pearlman’s TED Talk | Learn about Spaceship Media | Eve’s recommended watches and reads


Film Screening & Action:
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote”

May 20th

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote is a powerful film that highlighted the urgency for us to act—we must protect our elections and unite to end the discriminatory and racist voter suppression that persists. We must Grab Trump by the Ballot.

Watch the Film | Learn More | Take Action