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Past President 2012-2014

Jenifer Armiger

 

 

 I have been actively working on behalf of women's rights since the late 1990s, when I first joined South Jersey NOW-Alice Paul chapter. I served in many positions of leadership with SJ NOW, including fundraising vp and chapter president, and I served in the NOW-NJ leadership for a number of years. By day I am a professor of recent American history (post-1945), including women's history and radical history/social justice movements, as well as a test developer in history. I am dedicated to furthering women's equality and gender justice in our society, and to a humanist perspective, more broadly. NOW NJ continues to be a lead proponent for women's issues, fighting the good fight here in the Garden State. I know first hand, from my interaction with our current college generation, that feminism remains extraordinarily relevant and there is a dire need for the work that we do. As NOW-NJ president, I invest my energy in keeping that dynamism going forward and working on behalf of our core NOW issues and the revolution half won. As the poet, author and activist Audre Lorde said best "you silence will not protect you." Stand up, be heard and join us.

This Mother’s Day, We Owe it to Our Black Mothers to Address the Maternal Healthcare Crisis

This week the world learned of the new royal baby boy born to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who is of African American descent. While we don’t yet know any details on the birth, we have heard from other famous black moms who shared harrowing tales of... Read more »

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07.May.2019


Watch Livestream – – House Judiciary to Hold First ERA Hearing in 36 Years

For the first time in nearly four decades, the House Judiciary Committee will hold an official hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). You can join NOW leadership and members and show your support at this exciting event, which exemplifies the growing momentum behind finally ratifying the ERA in the Constitution! The hearing will be... Read more »

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29.Apr.2019


House Judiciary to Hold First ERA Hearing in 36 Years

For the first time in nearly four decades, the House Judiciary Committee will hold an official hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This exciting development exemplifies the growing momentum behind finally ratifying the ERA in the Constitution. The hearing will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m in room 2141 of the... Read more »

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25.Apr.2019


Reconciling Feminism and Faith: Growing Up Bisexual in the Methodist Church

Since I was born, I have attended a Methodist church in Washington, DC. I was baptized there, and through my church, I met lifelong friends, mentors, and people that I consider family. As long as I can remember, there have been members of my church that were part of the LGBTQIA+ community. I never thought... Read more »

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17.Apr.2019


Indigenous Women Can’t Get Justice: You Should Care

This post contains mentions of sexual violence The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1585) that addresses the jurisdictional problem described in this article was voted on during the first week of April, 2019. The bill passed the House with a vote of 263-158. 33 Republicans voted for the measure. VAWA faces an... Read more »

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11.Apr.2019


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