our purpose...

C-ville NOW logoTo bring women into full participation in American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities in equal partnership with men.

To these ends, CNOW’s goals are:

  1. Changing Cultural Attitudes and Images
  2. Passing and Ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment
  3. Improving the Economic Status of Women
  4. Protecting and Strengthening Reproductive Freedom
  5. Supporting and Protecting Families
  6. Eliminating Racism and Protecting Minority Rights
  7. Eliminating Violence against Women
  8. Promoting Equity in Religious Institutions

We seek “truly equal partnership with men...includ[ing] equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education and family life...[and] freedom from discrimination because of race, ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, or parenthood.”