Our Mission is to achieve political equity for Iowa women by recruiting, training, and mentoring women candidates. Our hope is that by the 100th anniversary of Woman Suffrage (the year 2020), women will be equally represented in all Iowa political arenas.

Iowa NOW is the umbrella under which local Iowa chapters of the National Organization for Women operate and is an activist rather than a direct services organization. We seek to effect change through lobbying, advocacy, education and protest.  The best way you can help Iowa NOW is to advocate for issues that forward NOW’s six priority action items.  These priority items are reproductive rights, ending sex discrimination/constitutional equality, promoting diversity and ending racism, economic justice, stopping violence against women, and LGBTQ rights. This advocacy can be done in a variety of ways, including attending protests/rallies, contacting your representatives on pending legislation, and educating others on NOW’s mission.

This group has been created to discuss the possibility of forming a Johnson County, IA, chapter of the National Organization for Women.

Planned Parenthood Voters of Iowa (PPVI), formerly the Freedom Fund, was created in 1990 to protect freedom of choice for Iowans. PPVI is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization supported entirely by independently raised donations and managed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Board of Directors.

The mission of PPVI is to foster and preserve a social and political climate favorable to reproductive health and to protect reproductive choice. To meet this mission, PPVI engages in lobbying, issues education and pro-choice voter identification, education and mobilization. In 1998, PPVI established a nonpartisan political action committee, PPVI PAC, to support state and local candidates who advocate full access to reproductive health care and responsible sexuality education.