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NOW President Terry O'Neill writes on The Huffington Post: "Despite President Obama's accommodating move last week, conservative leaders are hurtling along in their attempt to restrict birth control. They've gained a righteous head of steam so quickly they don't seem to care that they're about to careen off the tracks."
Check out the winners of the 2012 Love Your Body poster contest. Eighth grader Francesa Spruiell is this year's grand prize winner. You can send all four designs as e-cards and learn about entering the 2013 contest yourself.
A report released today by the Restaurant Workers Opportunities Centers and 11 women's groups, including NOW Foundation, provides in detail the poor working conditions and poverty level wages paid to tipped restaurant workers, two thirds of whom are women.
Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that eliminated same-sex couples' right to marry, violates the U.S. constitution.
NOW was an early proponent of the first Violence Against Women Act, holding a rally on Capitol Hill in 1995 that brought together tens of thousands of activists to demand full funding for the bill. The act must be reauthorized every five years, so 20 years later feminists are still rallying for VAWA.
After an overwhelming nationwide reaction to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's decision to cut grant funds from Planned Parenthood, the board of directors announced today a new revision to its funding policy.
NOW/PAC-endorsed candidate Suzanne Bonamici (D) soundly defeated Tea Party favorite Rob Cornilles (R) in Tuesday's special election in Oregon's 1st Congressional District. Bonamici, a strong supporter of NOW's issues, will be the first woman in recent years to be part of Oregon's congressional delegation.
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Take action NOW to push back against conservatives in the Senate who are attempting to drastically reduce funding under the Violence Against Women Act! Please call AND email your senators urging them to oppose amendments that would effectively shut down many smaller anti-violence programs and seriously impact services in larger programs.
As we celebrate the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman's constitutional right to legal abortion, we can't forget how many times women's lives have been put at risk in the past year.
NOW is deeply invested in the message the president will send in his State of the Union Address on Jan. 24. The nation is at a crucial juncture that demands strong, principled leadership to restore a broadly representative democracy and reduce income inequality. Achieving these goals is essential for fairness and justice in our society.
On this 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, NOW is proud to partner with the Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign, MoveOn and advocates around the country to begin 2012 with a powerful event that builds solidarity and momentum for reproductive health, rights and justice.
In an important decision that ensures access to affordable birth control for millions of women, the Obama administration announced today that it would not expand an unconstitutional refusal clause that will already deny contraceptive coverage to some women under the Affordable Care Act.
On Monday, Jan. 23, the National Organization for Women (NOW) will hold its annual vigil in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, commemorating the 39th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision affirming women's constitutional right to abortion.
Join a Roe commemoration event near you and celebrate with your local NOW chapter! Check here to see our list of actions and events hosted by our grassroots chapter network. *FYI: This page will be updated frequently, so check back often.