First Male officer for Philadelphia Chapter of NOW

Steve Paul as first male Officer and new Vice President for Membership for the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for Women

pn-steve-paulNew Officer Appointed to the Philadelphia Chapter of the multi-issue progressive feminist advocacy group

Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), a key feminist advocacy group in the region has appointed a new officer for the remainder of the 2014-2016 term. Steve Paul, Conflicts Analyst at Dechert LLP, has been appointed as the Vice President for Membership. Mr. Paul succeeds Sharon Hurley who is unable to complete her term. Nina Ahmad, Ph.D., President of the Philadelphia Chapter of NOW stated that, “The Executive Board is thrilled to have Steve join us. We are impressed with his keen understanding of issues facing women and willingness to engage other allies to work on our core issues and bring about equality for all women. His appointment allows us to underscore that NOW is a feminist organization FOR women and not OF women.” Mr. Paul brings a wealth of experience in engaging diverse audiences through his position as a Philadelphia Ward Executive Committee Person and a member of Young Involved Philadelphia. He is a member of many other organizations including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Concerned Citizens for Change. Steve is a motivated leader and seeks to affect positive change for all people. His experience and diverse network will serve the Philadelphia Chapter of NOW well as Mr. Paul takes on his new role as Vice President for Membership. Mr. Paul reflected on his interest in serving as an officer of Philadelphia NOW, stating, “It was a real wake-up call for me when I witnessed Dr. Julie Madsen having to explain the female anatomy to a male Idaho law maker who was voting to restrict women’s reproductive health choices. Furthermore, that in 2014, we could have an all-male Congressional Committee considering imposing far-reaching restrictions on a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion was disturbing to me; that women were still fighting these battles in the 21st century made me realize I had to be a better ally and actually do something!”

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact Person: Nina Ahmad at
info@phillynow.org ; 215-662-5500


 

The National Organization for Women:

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

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