Magazine article National NOW Times

NOW Leaders Run and Win in November Elections

Magazine article National NOW Times

NOW Leaders Run and Win in November Elections

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In November, NOW activists worked tirelessly to create social, cultural and political change in the U.S. by electing candidates who support women's rights. Some members donate to feminist candidates, and others help by making phone calls, passing out campaign literature, walking precincts and holding up signs, all to convince others to vote for "equality."

Many NOW activists and leaders, tired of asking politicians for our rights, took to heart our exhortation to "be the candidate you'd like to vote for" and ran for elective office themselves.

Hundreds of NOW members were elected on November 7 to all levels of political office. We especially celebrate NOW leaders who won elections on that day:

Susan Chew

Idaho State House of Representatives

Chew is the President of Idaho NOW and is the first Chinese-American ever elected to the Idaho State legislature (Boise, District 17-b). She is an adjunct professor at Boise State University and a licensed pharmacist.

Beth Edmonds

Maine State Senate

Edmonds was elected to her fourth term in the Maine Senate (District 10) representing Freeport. She currently serves as president of the Maine State Senate and is a former National NOW Board member and Maine NOW state president.

Sue Errington

Indiana State Senate

Errington is a former Indiana NOW state president and National NOW Board member, who most recently served as the Director of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood of Indiana. She was elected to the Indiana State Senate (Muncie, District 26).

Anne Cannon

Palm Beach County (Fl.) Tax Collector

Three-term State Rep. Anne Gannon, of Delray Beach, Florida, won her first countywide election to be Palm Beach County Tax Collector. Cannon, a former state president and National NOW Board member, owns a manufacturing company in Delray Beach.

Terry Schooley

Delaware State House of Representatives

Schooley was reelected to the state legislature representing Newark, Delaware (District 23). …

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