News from NOW
NOW Foundation's Love Your Body campaign is celebrating its 15th year. Take our new survey and tell us what you think about images of women and girls in popular culture. We'll report the results on Love Your Body Day, Wednesday, Oct. 17.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is seeking an energetic, motivated, self-starter with a commitment to feminist issues to fill the position of Communications Assistant. This position is charged with providing general support to the Communications Team.
NOW's Family Law Committee reports in its current newsletter that "father's rights" groups are having a devastating effect in family courts. "Parental Alienation Syndrome" -- a false accusation of mental illness against mothers who report domestic violence or child abuse -- often results in abusive parents winning custody, further risking child safety.
The Fall 2012 issue of the National NOW Times is hot off the press AND on the web. This edition covers important women's rights issues, including: the importance of the 2012 elections, the right-wing war on women, the politicization of the Violence Again…
NOW President Terry O'Neill writes for the Huffington Post discussing Medicaid as the fourth topic in her series on the Romney-Ryan budget. O'Neill says, "the more the GOP candidates talk about their plans for the economic future of this country and its people, the more anxious -- and angry -- I grow. . . Sounds like the real moochers in this scenario are the ones looting Medicaid."
A lot of confusing, contradictory information on the future of Medicare is being lobbed at us right now. NOW President Terry O'Neill gets to the heart of the matter, to what women and their families will experience if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan get their way.
This Sunday marks Women's Equality Day, commemorating Aug. 26, 1920, when the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was signed, recognizing women's right to vote
Today, the Republican Party demonstrated again why Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are wrong for women in the U.S. The party's committee platform approved an anti-abortion plank that champions a human life amendment to the U.S. Constitution without mentioning any exception for rape, incest or preservation of the health or life of the woman.
Republican Mitt Romney could not have picked a better running mate to telegraph the very essence of his campaign for president than Representative Paul Ryan. Together, these two candidates plan to lead the way in transferring even more wealth from the middle class, the working class and even the poor to the very rich in this country.
House and Senate GOP leadership have made their position on VAWA strikingly clear: They remain determined to block this lifesaving legislation and replace it with a bill that excludes certain types of people.
Help spread the Love Your Body message. Order copies of the winning NOW Foundation 2012 Love Your Body poster. Designs from previous years, postcards and magnets are available, too.
Today marks an important milestone for women throughout the country. Beginning Aug. 1, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, making preventive care more accessible and affordable for 47 million women.
On July 31, extremists in Congress continued their War on Women by pressing for legislation that would criminalize abortions in the nation's capital after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
"Her message is not only about prevention but also about empowerment. There have been about 35 million deaths worldwide from the epidemic, but there are also more than 34 million HIV-positive people in the world. Many of them are women like her."
"As we watch the opening ceremonies and see the pride on display as the athletes enter the stadium, we can look forward to a new generation of stars being born, and look back at those who came before to light the way."