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 active teams. 

Political Engagement Team

PET members doggedly follow our legislators and their legislation, speak up when they see bills to oppose or support, and are involved in recruiting and training members to get involved in local and state issues.  Our sister organization, We Can Change the World, a Minnesota Political Committee, works to support and elect specific candidates.

We often ask members to make phone calls to legislators, send postcards, or attend events and protests. PET also works with other NOW chapters, like-minded grassroots organizations and Indivisible chapters, the League of Women Voters, and Sustainable Stillwater. 

For more information contact the Political Engagement Team at


Human Rights Team (PerSisters)

The PerSisters for Human Rights’ mission is to advocate for the worth, dignity, and equality of all individuals, especially those who are marginalized and vulnerable.  They envision a community where all people are honored and accepted equally in a just society.

Top Issues: 

 – Passing a State Equal Rights Amendment and adoption of the UN’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women in Minnesota   

 – Responding to hate crimes

 – Reaching out to diverse groups for dialog

 – Supporting human rights legislation

For more information contact us at

Healthcare Team

The Healthcare Team’s vision is to inspire everyone to get involved at the local and state level by providing opportunities to take action.

Top Issues:

-A Statewide Minnesota single-payer plan

-Affordable healthcare coverage with mental/behavioral, long-term care, and dental care included

-Elect candidates who align with us on single-payer

-Enact sensible gun laws to stem the tide of gun violence

For more information contact us at