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

Newswire article
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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Newswire article
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Today Is Equal Pay Day—No One’s Favorite Holiday
April 10 is Equal Pay Day—marking the number of extra days into 2018 the average woman has to work to earn as much as her male counterpart did in 2017. No one who cares about economic justice and the rights of women is celebrating this occasion. Although Congress enacted the Equal Pay Act in 1963,...
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Newswire article
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Leading Feminist Organizations Convene Summit to Discuss Solutions for Sexual Harassment
The Enough Is Enough campaign, launched in December by coalition partners National Organization for Women (NOW), Feminist Majority, National Congress of Black Women, UNITE HERE, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, and Legal Momentum are holding a one-day summit and congressional briefing on April 25,...
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Hold the Abuser in Chief Accountable
In public, Donald Trump has nothing but praise for Rob Porter, calling him “wonderful,” “strong” and “innocent.” This is Donald Trump’s pattern. From Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly to Roy Moore and Mike Tyson, Trump ignores the accuser and portrays the accused as the real victim. Donald Trump needs...
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Thursday, February 08, 2018
John Kelly Must Resign
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly must resign. His pathetic defense of staff secretary Rob Porter reveals his true nature—an enabler of sexual abusers, a betrayer of trust and an avoider of responsibility. Why did John Kelly continue to support Rob Porter after he was told about Porter’s...
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Friday, February 02, 2018
The Humane Society Has No Humanity NOW Calls For Firing of Humane Society CEO
In a shocking abdication of moral authority, The Humane Society has voted to keep CEO Wayne Pacelle in his job even after an internal investigation corroborated three complaints of sexual harassment against him. The group also offered settlements to three other workers who spoke out about Pacelle’s...
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