The National Organization for Women(NOW) is one the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has more than 500,000 contributing members and more than 500 local and campus affiliates 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. National Organization for Women.. It has evolved into a group promoting leftist and lesbian causes.