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
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 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 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
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
We are still strong, persistent, and a force of nature, we still want to advance a progressive agenda, and we still want the current President and his enablers out. We are still angry, occasionally nasty, but also know we are slowly winning the war against the forces that would oppress us. The third annual Women’s … Continue reading Why We Marched Again
By Peg Ludtke, SCVANOW Secretary Reverend Nancy Nord Bence’s passion for protecting all Minnesotans from gun violence is obvious. As a minister, she has been on the front line during the aftermath of gun violence and seen first-hand its crippling, or deadly effect on families. Her superiors in the Lutheran Ministries felt this was the … Continue reading Gun Violence is a National Health Emergency
The voters spoke in the midterm election and gave control of the Minnesota State House to the DFL. Gun reform was a winning campaign issue, especially in the all-important suburbs. What does this mean for 2019? Learn about prospects and strategies for gun reform this year from Rev. Nancy Nord Bence, Executive Director of Protect … Continue reading GUN VIOLENCE 2019: PROSPECTS AND STRATEGIES FOR GUN REFORM IN MINNESOTA
It’s time to sign up for the Women’s March! The first march two years ago was an unforgettable and historic event. It was an important and visible message to this administration that we will not quietly stand by while they tear away at the values we hold dear. It was also a fun and energizing … Continue reading March with Us January 19
By Peg Ludtke, SCVANOW Secretary In 1923, just three years after women got the right to vote, Alice Paul proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Ninety-five years ago, the … Continue reading ERA NOW!!!
Join us Sunday, January 13, 1:30pm at the Stillwater Public Library to hear Rev. Nancy Nord Bence, the executive director of ProtectMN, a grassroots organization dedicated to preventing gun violence. Rev. Nancy Nord Bence is an ordained Lutheran pastor who felt called to join the gun reform movement in 2016 after providing pastoral care for … Continue reading Fixing the Mayhem – ProtectMN At Our Jan. 13 Full Membership Meeting
People with a passion for specific issues and want to deep dive into actions they can take to promote change have formed into teams at SCVA-NOW. They steer our agenda and launch actions that can involve our entire membership. Leaders from each team make up the Advisory Board, which meets monthly. Currently there are three … Continue reading Meet Our Teams
Democracy For All Amendment - Get Big Money Out of Politics! Feb. 10 Full Membership Meeting FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: STILLWATER, MINNESOTA, FEBRUARY 10, 2019 -- If you are fed up with corporations being considered people, and money being equal to free speech, we have a cause you can get behind. On February 10, 2019, the Healthcare Team of … Continue reading Press
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
The Path to Constitutional Equality: State and Federal Directions Join us Sunday, December 9 at 1:30pm at the Stillwater Public Library for a free presentation by the co-founder of ERA Minnesota, Kathleen Murphy. Why is the Equal Rights Amendment still legally necessary in the State of Minnesota and as an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, … Continue reading Dec. 9 Event – ERA-Minnesota!
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?
The new bible for our efforts to effect progressive change -- version 2.0 of the Indivisible Guide -- has just been published. The Indivisible Guide is the operating manual that SCVANOW adopted two years ago as we began to fight abuses in human rights, healthcare, and environmental law changes. We now got more of … Continue reading Indivisible 2.0 is Here!
This week I took my 86-year-old mother to the Chisago County Government Center to vote. My mother doesn’t drive and has trouble standing for a long time but she’s as sharp and savvy about her civic rights and responsibilities as anyone I know. We had tried to get her an absentee ballot, but when the … Continue reading Voting With Mom
Join us at the Zephyr Theatre for a free viewing of the documentary "Big Pharma" & community conversation. The St. Croix Valley Women’s Alliance invites you to a community discussion following the viewing of the documentary "Big Pharma", with special guests Chuck Bransford and Joel Albers. “Big Pharma” explores the problem of extreme drug prices … Continue reading Big Pharma: Market Failure