October 10, 2010
In 1974, the Little Rock (Pulaski County) chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) was organized as an advocacy group for womens rights. Additional chapters were soon formed throughout the state. Under the organizations leadership in the 1970s, Little Rocks first Rape Crisis, Incorporated, was founded. In the 1980s, the group worked diligently for the passage of the doomed Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). NOW continues to promote equal rights, reproductive freedom, and economic security for women.