National Organization for Women (NOW)

National Organization for Women (NOW)

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.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Keith Ellison Must Withdraw From Race For Attorney General
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison has won the Democratic primary for Minnesota Attorney General, following an ex-girlfriend’s claim of domestic violence that she called “narcissist abuse” from Ellison. If the allegations are true, Keith Ellison has no right to serve as the state’s chief legal officer. And he...
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Monday, July 30, 2018
“It’s About Stopping This Behavior” — CBS Must Suspend Les Moonves
Emmy-award winning writer and producer Dinah Kirgo, one of six women who have come forward with charges of sexual harassment against CBS CEO and chairman Les Moonves, told NPR that she is not trying to end the executive’s career as much as she is trying to change a culture that enables such...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Donald Trump’s Immigration Policies Are Pure Evil, And They Must Be Stopped
Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions are turning our nation of immigrants into a country of cruelty. The administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S. Mexican border is harsh, inhumane and painful to witness everyday. Not only is this policy not supported by political...
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
It’s Not About Cakes: Supreme Court Signals Approval for Discrimination Against Marginalized Communities
The Supreme Court’s decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case does not codify discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people, but it does normalize it. Opponents of gender equality will see this ruling as a green light for denying same-sex couples their constitutional...
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Illinois Passes The ERA, Bringing Women One Step Closer To Constitutional Equality
After 36 years, the Illinois House has finally moved to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, bringing us one step closer to constitutional equality. NOW salutes the hard work of Illinois NOW and its partners’ relentless efforts to pass the ERA. The #MeToo movement has underscored the importance of...
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Friday, May 18, 2018
Donald Trump Won’t Stop Until He’s Put Planned Parenthood Out of Business But, Women Can Stop Donald Trump
The Trump Administration is scheduled to announce its plan to deliver on one of Donald Trump’s signature campaign promises—defunding Planned Parenthood. But that’s not the only harm the new federal rule would cause for women. Donald Trump wants to change the Title X federal family program to deny...
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
New York’s Legislature Must Appoint a Woman Attorney General
The horrific claims of sexual violence made by four women against Eric Schneiderman have led to his resignation as New York attorney general, but more needs to happen if women are to feel safe. “The fact that Eric Schneiderman resigned within hours of the credible allegations against him...
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Women Call Enough is Enough on R. Kelly
The National Organization for Women (NOW) supports the call to #MuteRKelly and we add our voices to our sisters’ inspiring call to action. We join with the Time’s Up Women of Color who are calling for R. Kelly’s record label, concert producers and related music industry companies to cut ties with...
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
NFL Must Address Sexual Harassment Claims from Cheerleaders
Once again, the NFL has allowed a culture of sexual harassment to continue and has done nothing to change the rules and regulations for cheerleaders. Two brave women – former NFL cheerleaders - Bailey Davis and Kristan Ware have offered to settle their claims for $1 each if they can meet with Roger...
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
New Jersey Makes State Pay Equity History
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 , New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will sign the strongest state pay equity bill in the country. This bill was first introduced by women legislative leaders in 2013, but was vetoed by then-Governor Chris Christie. According to Deb Huber, President of the National Organization...
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