News from NOW
An all-out assault on women's reproductive health and rights continues in many state legislatures -- a stark reminder that elections have consequences. The disastrous 2010 elections saw Tea Party extremists flooding into state legislatures (as well as th…
NOW President Terry O'Neill has a new piece at The Huffington Post on Janet Yellen: "Women, working families, the elderly and everyone struggling in today's economy need an ally at the Fed, not an ambitious insider with a poor record of leadership and in…
NOW President Terry O'Neill writes for The Huffington Post: "Seventy-eight years ago today, on August 14 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the bill that created Social Security into law. And yet, some in Washington are still obsessed with unde…
NOW President Terry O'Neill writes in The Huffington Post: "As NOW feminists, our goal is nothing short of radical inclusiveness, as we work to build an organization, a movement, and a society that values diversity and upholds respect for every single wo…
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Action Needed: Please contact President Obama right away and urge him to appoint Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. With years of experience at the Fed, an impressive academic resume, and a comprehensive view of the American economy, Yellen clearly is the best person for the job — male or female.
Please urge your senators and representatives to take leadership in getting minimum-wage bills out of committee and to a successful floor vote!
The National Organization for Women (NOW) today called on President Obama to appoint Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chair of the Federal Reserve.
NOW activists have added their voices to the groundswell demanding that the Department of Justice investigate George Zimmerman for violating the civil rights of Trayvon Martin. We will continue in our common struggle for equality and justice for all people.
The National Organization for Women is elated for the many same-sex couples whose loving, committed relationships will now be recognized in law a result of today's Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8.
The National Organization for Women is delighted that Ed Markey has been elected to the United States Senate and will represent the state of Massachusetts.
Racism and discrimination still exist in this country and in our voting laws -- we've seen dramatic efforts in many states to limit voting access. Politicians have tried passing restrictive voter ID laws, cutting back early-voting hours, eliminating same-day voter registration, and aggressive purging of voter rolls in recent elections.
NOW will continue to work with our allies to legislatively overrule Vance and Nassar to correct what Justice Ginsburg called "this court's wayward interpretations of Title VII." We will also continue to fight for policies that foster racial diversity in higher education -- without which communities of color will continue to face unjust barriers in employment and beyond.
Send your message to the Senate now. Demand that a floor vote on S. 967 be scheduled and urge your senators — both Democrats and Republicans — to vote for this bill. Tell them that you will be watching closely as to whether they will vote to protect sexual assault survivors and make this necessary reform that will truly bring about military justice.
The National Organization for Women is appalled that the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Trent Franks' nationwide 20-week abortion ban. This bill represents the most restrictive abortion legislation to come to a vote in either chamber over the past decade and is a clear violation of Roe v. Wade.