Every Wednesday we’ll hear from leaders and experts to learn the issues and take action together in 2020. We aim to educate voters, mobilize volunteers, raise the voices of women in politics, and provide practical ways for you to take action!
Register for our upcoming Activist Power Hours below. A new RSVP is required for each session and we’ll send the Zoom link to you the day before each event.
Missed one? No problem! You can view available recordings of our previous power hours and access key resources below.
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Our Activist Power Hours will return in the Fall. If you missed any of our summer 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?
In our conversation this week with leading reproductive rights advocates from Black Women’s Health Imperative, Center 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.
Taking on Trump & Advancing Justice with NYS Attorney General Letitia James
Inspiring Change: How Young Leaders Are Reshaping Politics, with Charlotte Alter
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.
Revolutionize Your Debate Skills: Political Persuasion, with Julia Dhar
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.
The Key to Political Persuasion: Moral Framing, with Dr. Robb Willer
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.
In Conversation With Top Democratic Strategist
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!
Running for Office During COVID: Melissa Mark-Viverito
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.
Mastering the Conversation: Even When You Disagree, with Eve Pearlman
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.
Film Screening & Action:
“Suppressed: The Fight to Vote”
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.