Mid-Suffolk Chapter

Committees and Outreach

NOW Mid-Suffolk committees are continually in formation. Members are encouraged to become involved in issues that are of particular interest to them. Get involved!

Women and Spirituality

Committee Head: Reverend Karyn O’Beirne – karynobeirne@gmail.com
National Organization for Women is an organization and community that supports women. For too long religions seemed to be supported by women but not for women – it doesn’t need to be that way. The Women and Spirituality committee of Mid-Suffolk NOW is here to help women explore their personal spiritual aspirations. We do this from an open faith perspective. All religious faiths are respected while we delve into the mystical core that sustains us all.

Equality and Empowerment in the Workplace

Committee Head: Committee head Jennifer Muller – jenniferemuller@gmail.com
In the past thirty years women have become more prominent in the workforce. Because we spend a majority of our time at our jobs, it is not only important for members to advocate for women’s rights in the workforce, but also important to empower women to take on leadership roles in their workplace. NOW advocates for a wide range of economic justice issues affecting women in the workplace, from the glass ceiling to the sticky floor of poverty. These include, paid family leave, livable wages, recognition and prevention of discrimination, pay equity, community resources for job applicants and updates on local, state and national laws affecting women in the workplace.

Family Court Justice

Committee Head: Angela Shanerman – angela@angelashanerman.com

Advocates for equality and fairness in divorce and child custody legislation and implementation. Keeps current with legal developments in the Family Law field. Provides feedback on court and lawyer performance.

LGBTQI+ Rights

Committee Head: Cynthya Rossi
Educational outreach in support of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in education, hate crime victimization, housing, freedom to marry, employment, and finance.

Legislative Agenda and Political Awareness

Committee Head: Joy Wowack

Reproductive Rights

Committee Head: Juliet Gobler – nowmidsuffolk@gmail.com
NOW is a pro-choice organization. We view access to reproductive healthcare as a basic civil right, essential to achieving gender equality. Advocating for a women’s right to choose is synonymous to fighting for women’s health, autonomy and freedom.