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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Friday, March 01, 2019
The Trump Administration Is Complicit - We Must Speak Up For Migrant Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused
The National Organization for Women (NOW) strongly condemns the Trump administration for their inhumane immigration and detention policies that have allowed thousands of migrant children to suffer from sexual abuse. Detaining children and separating them from their families is already traumatic...
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Friday, February 15, 2019
Why We Celebrate Susan B. Anthony On President’s Day
The National Organization for Women (NOW) has traditionally celebrated Susan B. Anthony's birthday (February 15, 1820) instead of President's Day in honor of this advocate of equal rights - including women’s right to vote. Anthony, who was actually arrested for attempting to vote, would be thrilled...
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Friday, February 08, 2019
Pope Francis Must Act Now - Reform on Sexual Abuse is Long Overdue
For years, the Catholic Church hierarchy has proven it has no moral authority on issues concerning women. This week, Pope Francis publicly acknowledged for the first time a chronic history of sexual abuse by priests and bishops of nuns, who had been forced to have abortions or give birth to...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
We Trust Women’s Reproductive Decision-Making
“The moral responsibility of decision making [on abortion], at whatever the gestation, should rest with women, their doctors and their families, because only they can know their circumstances and the results of their actions. There is no reason to assume that any higher burden of justification is...
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Friday, February 01, 2019
Why We Celebrate Black History Month—And What We Still Need To Learn
Every February, we observe Black History Month as a way of celebrating, honoring and absorbing the lessons of the African Americans who have contributed so much to our culture, our communities and our nation. This year, we are witnessing a transformation in our politics, with more women of color...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The Paycheck Fairness Act Would Finally Assure Equal Pay for Equal Work
When the Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963, women were paid 58 cents for every dollar earned by men. Fifty-six years after the act’s passage, the difference is still apparent. Today, women are paid only 80 cents for every man’s dollar, and the gap is even wider for women of color. The career...
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade Reminds Us Women’s Lives Are At Stake
On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade , recognizing the Constitutional protection of a woman’s right to abortion care. Forty-six years later, Roe is still the law of the land—but just barely. Since Roe , state and federal lawmakers have attempted to...
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Virginia Senate Ratifies the ERA, the House Must Follow
The Virginia Senate voted yesterday (26-14) to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The National Organization for Women (NOW) applauds Virginia lawmakers for taking this first step towards passage of the amendment by the state legislature. NOW leaders and activists across the country are...
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Friday, January 11, 2019
New Mexico Must Honor - Not Ignore - Dolores Huerta
New Mexico state legislator Rep. Miguel P. Garcia has proposed a state holiday in honor of the late farm worker leader Cesar Chavez of California and the late New Mexico State Senator Dennis Chavez. Garcia is quoted as saying, “There are no other kinds of individuals connected to New Mexico quite...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Celebrating The Life and Work of Bernice Sandler
Bernice Sandler , who passed away January 5 at her home in Washington, D.C., was widely known as the “Godmother of Title IX.” After earning a doctorate at the University of Maryland in 1969, she applied for one of seven teaching positions in her department but was told that she wouldn’t be...
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