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Join the campaign for paid sick leave in Illinois

Paid sick leave is a feminist issue, because women, who still get paid less than men and disproportionately work in lower-wage, no-benefit jobs, are disproportionately affected by not having it. Please contact your Illinois state representative and your Illinois state senator NOW, to demand immediate passage of a paid sick leave law.

Repeal Parental Notice !!!!

Illinois has one of the best reproductive rights laws around … but there’s one critical way in which we must improve them, and that it is to repeal that requires a teenage girl to seek the approval of a judge to get an abortion if she can’t notify her parents. The vast majority of teenage girls who can tell their parent(s) about their pregnancy, will … but sadly it is all too common in our society that they simply can’t. They may be in an abusive family situation. It may be a relative who has gotten them pregnant. They may get beaten up,…

Support SB 1966: Block Illegal Ownership Bill

With a long list of sponsors and support from over 170 organizations in the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition, this bill will go far to help reduce the carnage from firearms that currently afflicts our society. Most importantly, it closes the gun-show loophole, requiring a point-of-sale background check for all gun sales, including those by an unlicensed dealer. It modernizes the FOID act, requiring applicants for a gun license to submit fingerprints with their application, and requires the Illinois State Police to remove guns once a FOID card is revoked. Get full details here. Here’s what to do: Look up your nine-digit ZIP…

Support SB 3788: The Healthy Youth Act

Sponsored by legislators Villanueva, Sims, Martinez, Feigenholtz, Fine, Harris and Castro, the Healthy Youth Act (SB 3788) guarantees our youth inclusive, affirming, and comprehensive sexual health education — the full toolbox of knowledge and skills necessary to support responsible and informed decisions about their health to reduce harm and support overall well-being throughout their entire lives. We in Illinois are fortunate to have one of the best sex ed laws out there. The Healthy Youth Act makes it better, by removing outdated, stigmatizing language and builds on current standards for health and sex ed courses. Get full details here. Here’s what…

North/Northwest Suburban Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women

Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of the women in our area through community outreach and political activities.  We are dedicated to furthering feminist issues,  including employment, sexual harassment, pay equity, reproductive choice, sexual violence, and educational issues.

Come join us! We welcome your participation and feedback.

Some things our members are talking about. To see more, click here.

Network With Feminist Groups

Here are key groups to network with to make feminist change happen:

National Organization for Women,
Chicago Foundation for Women,
Planned Parenthood of Illinois,
ACLU of Illinois,

And More!


ERA Passes in Virginia!

What a day! By now you know that earlier today (January 15), the ERA passed both houses in the Virginia legislature! Thank you for all of the work you have done to pass the ERA here in Illinois in 2018! The momentum worked! The 2018 elections worked!  I’m thinking of all the activists here in Illinois who worked for the ERA for DECADES who are no longer with us. There are so many. The dreams that were dashed here in Springfield in 1982 are finally being realized. The ERA will now likely head to the courts But we can’t stop,…

Libby Frank, January 16, 2020

How Ms. evolved !!!

Check out this stupendous photo of Amelia Earhart, folks, in this fascinating piece from the New York Times…

Ed Gogol, May 17, 2020