AdvocatesFor as long as humans have been around, they have been on the move. People move towards food, and being nearer to family. They move away from persecution and violence. Sometimes they move simply for adventure. Movement is human nature. With this given fact as her springboard Michelle Garnett McKenzie, Deputy Director from ​The Advocates … Continue reading ADDRESSING IMMIGRATION ISSUES HERE IN MN

New and Improved Facebook Policy

We have a BETTER PLAN! Julia Child said, “If everything doesn’t happen quite the way you’d like, it doesn’t make too much difference, because you can fix it.”  She was so right. A while ago, we announced a new Facebook membership policy. We wanted to create a situation where our members could freely express their … Continue reading New and Improved Facebook Policy

Townie Tuesday

 SCVANOW Members and Friends! We have great News!  Lift Bridge Brewing is once again featuring us at Townie Tuesday!  They will generously donate a portion of the proceeds from every beer to SCVANOW. Townie Tuesday is certainly a good time with friends.  But it's also a chance to introduce ourselves to the community, have easy conversations with your neighbors on local issues … Continue reading Townie Tuesday

Nominations For SCVANOW Board Are Open

WE NEED YOU! With SCVNOW elections coming up later this spring, we are seeking candidates to run for the Board of Directors: President, Administrative Vice President, Action Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.   Deb Hoffman, our current membership chair, is running for President and we have other members seriously considering their candidacy for other offices. … Continue reading Nominations For SCVANOW Board Are Open

March Membership Meeting Change

March Membership Meeting Change Our next regularly scheduled membership meeting falls on March 10, which is the beginning of spring break.  Since many of our members will be gone, we’ve decided that we should all take a break.  We hope that instead of meeting, you will put your feet up, relax, and take a breath.  … Continue reading March Membership Meeting Change

Important Notice: Change in SCVANOW Facebook Policy

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT from the Board of Directors of SCVANOW. NEW MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT on Facebook. Dear Facebook SCVANOW Group Friends, After the last presidential election, a miracle happened. One thousand of us found each other and became an alliance. We gathered together in person and on Facebook to turn our despair into action and purpose. We … Continue reading Important Notice: Change in SCVANOW Facebook Policy

Members Lobby for Background Checks, Gun Violence Laws

Our members Kava Zabawa and Sandra Larson delivered valentines to legislators today, urging support for red flag and enhance background check laws. They spoke to MN Senator Karin Housley (R-SD39)  and ran into Rep. Shelly Christensen (D-SD39B) in the Capitol Rotunda today at the ProtectMN commemoration of victims of gun violence in Minnesota and Parkland … Continue reading Members Lobby for Background Checks, Gun Violence Laws

SCVANOW Members Lobby for Healthcare for All

SCVANOW member Kava Zabawa told our legislators today that we need healthcare for all Minnesotans. Among the many groups at the event were Minnesota Nurses Association ,  Isaiah , Healthcare For All Minnesota, The Land Stewardship Project, Take Action MN, and Main Street Alliance of Minnesota ( small business) were all here! The demonstrators are saying yes to expansion of … Continue reading SCVANOW Members Lobby for Healthcare for All

Making Stillwater More Welcoming

The PerSisters Human Rights Team is working on a campaign to encourage people of all backgrounds, religions, races, and ethnicities to feel welcome in Stillwater. Two members of the Persisters attended the January 18, 2019 meeting of the business group, Main Street Stillwater IBA, chaired by Aimee Pelletier. The Persisters had engaged with the group … Continue reading Making Stillwater More Welcoming

Celebrating the Life of Bernice Sandler

Statement by NOW President Toni Van Pelt 01.08.2019 Bernice Sandler, who passed away January 5 at her home in Washington, D.C., was widely known as the “Godmother of Title IX.”  After earning a doctorate at the University of Maryland in 1969, she applied for one of seven teaching positions in her department but was told … Continue reading Celebrating the Life of Bernice Sandler


What do our members do? We organize motivate, inspire, lead discussions, make phone calls, write, send letters, paint, make posters, take notes, post on social media, work with others, brainstorm, plan events, draw, design, cheer, hold signs, visit our legislators, rally, lobby, chant, sing, engage local businesses, create petitions, bring food to a potluck or any … Continue reading Gallery

Join Our NOW Chapter!

Become a Member of the St. Croix Valley Alliance NOW Be empowered, make a difference! Be on the cutting edge of progressive politics, education, healthcare, environmental protection, and human rights. By  becoming a member, you are supporting the activities of our group and will be admitted to join our inner circle on our private Facebook page … Continue reading Join Our NOW Chapter!


St Croix Valley Alliance NOW is a chapter of the National Organization for Women. We believe that as a society, we must move forward, not backward. We engage in protecting, changing, and leading progressive values through local grassroots organizing.  We are a very active organization, composed of bright, energetic and interesting people. Activism works! As … Continue reading Who Is SCVA-NOW?