Join Denise Duarte and Marlene Adrian for a meeting to discuss reactivating the Baltimore Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). The group is seeking nominations for officers and will be preparing for the election of officers at this meeting.
Speakers will include Maryland NOW President Linda Mahoney and Carolyn Cook from United 4 Equality who will speak about the status of Senator Ben Cardin’s bill to eliminate the time limit imposed on the Equal Rights Amendment, which would allow ratification of only three more states for it to become law.
“Current events and issues have propelled us into action, not just to defend the rights of women, but to actively pursue full equality for all women,” said Duarte. “This is a historical moment…when women refuse to have their rights taken away and once again take a stand for equality. Now is not the time for complacency. Now is the time for action.”
The Baltimore Chapter of NOW will provide voice and action in active pursuit of equality. All feminist and equality minded people are encouraged to come attend and join in this effort.
“We will be planning and strategizing on the E.R.A. and other important issues on a local front as well as preparing for the National NOW Convention this June,” said Duarte. ■
Wednesday, April 18 • 6:30pm
GLCCB • 241 W. Chase St.
Maryland NOW Annual State Conference
Moving Forward into the Future
April 28 • 10am-4pm
Frederick Community College, Frederick
Workshops; Film showing; Opportunities to help determine the course of NOW in Maryland for the next year; Featuring National NOW President
Terry O’Neill and Senator Ben Cardin.
National NOW Annual Conference
June 29-July 1
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport
1739 W. Nursery Rd., Linthicum Heights
Featuring Keynote Speaker Eve Ensler.