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, June 28, 2019
Supreme Court Stops Trump From Weaponizing the Census Against Immigrants—For Now
Democracy won a big victory at the U.S Supreme Court when Donald Trump’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census was defeated. But trust in this core document of our democracy has already been eroded. Scores of immigrants got the message that the census was going to be a vehicle...
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Monday, April 22, 2019
Federal Reserve Pick Stephen Moore Is a Misogynist in Donald Trump’s Own Image
Stephen Moore, Donald Trump’s announced choice for the Federal Reserve Board, called it a “travesty” that women “feel free” to play sports with men. In a series of columns published in National Review from 2001-2003, Moore wrote that women should not be permitted to referee or announce games, or...
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Thursday, April 04, 2019
NOW Applauds the House Passage of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization, Urges Action in the Senate
The U.S. House of Representatives took vital action today to help victims of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence and stalking by voting to reauthorize the 2019 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA / H.R. 1585). NOW leaders in the states are working with their Senators to ensure that a...
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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
The Feminist Agenda Is Rising—When Will Women’s Pay?
Today, April 2, is Equal Pay Day—marking the number of extra days into 2019 the average woman has to work to earn as much as men did in 2018. Last year, Equal Pay Day was calculated to occur on April 10—meaning that in 2019, women have improved the score by a mere eight days. The U.S. economy has a...
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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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