The New Jersey State Organization of the National Organization for Women is a state-wide grassroots women's rights activist organization consisting of thousands of members, activists, and allies. Incorporated in 1975, NOW-NJ celebrated it's 30th birthday in September of 2005. NOW-NJ has 9 chapters throughout the state, each autonomous and self-governed, on campuses and in the local community. NOW-NJ is a 100% volunteer run organization.
The purpose of NOW-NJ is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life. 
With thousands of members and allies, NOW-NJ is the largest feminist organization in New Jersey.  Our membership, voting annually at the state conference, is the supreme governing body of NOW-NJ.  Those members are part of localized state chapters and issue-oriented taskforces, from which NOW-NJ draws its broad grassroots strength.  Every level of leadership is elected, and the NOW-NJ State Board is made up of eight elected leaders plus representatives elected by the chapters.  We are proud that the same people putting up the posters and engaging in local activism are the same people who serve on the NOW-NJ State Board. As an all-volunteer organization that is funded entirely by the generosity of its membership, NOW-NJ's issues and priorities are secure from being bullied or bought. 
In addition to NOW-NJ and the local chapters, NOW-NJ has two sister organizations.  NOW-NJ is affiliated with the NOW-NJ Foundation and the NOW-NJ PAC, two separately funded and self-governed organizations.  The NOW-NJ Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the NOW-NJ PAC is a political action committee formed under NJ-ELEC rules that endorses candidates in state level political campaigns and elections.