Fairly often, we receive questions from people about why our chapter dues are sent to Texas State NOW rather than kept here locally. The answer is pretty simple, and best illustrated with the simple flowchart below:
While National NOW provides assistance for NOW state level chapters, the state chapters in turn provide support for local chapters and task forces. In that way, Texas State NOW essentially pools dues and donations from each individual chapter and provides assistance wherever needed. That is why we ask that you mail your dues to Texas State NOW HQ (located in Houston, as you will see on the mailing address on your dues form) rather than to an address for Austin NOW.
Hope that helps!