News from NOW
The National Organization for Women offers heartfelt congratulations to all the feminist candidates who won last night and a sincere thanks to all the women's rights supporters who showed up at the polls and made their voices heard.
NOW applauds women voters for re-electing President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, defeating some of the most extreme anti-woman tea party candidates running for the Senate, and passing marriage equality measures in Maine and Maryland.
Tomorrow's election is pivotal. We're down to the wire, and so much is hanging in the balance for women: economic security, the fate of Roe v. Wade, protection of Medicare and Social Security, and much more. We must stand up to the radical fringe -- the last thing the War on Women needs is a commander-in-chief in the White House.
NOW President Terry O'Neill concludes her series with a look at the Romney-Ryan plan to slash federal funding to a whole range of social programs that disproportionately serve and employ women, all to make room for more tax cuts for the wealthy. Much like their other proposals, this one is not only cruel but incredibly short-sighted.
The Romney-Ryan campaign has been one of misdirection and evasion. If you care about women's and girls' lives and futures and want to know the truth about Mitt Romney, you've come to the right place. Read on and see just how dangerous a Romney-Ryan administration would be for the women of this country.
Last night Republican candidate Richard Mourdock confirmed what Todd Akin brought to light earlier -- that the radical fringe currently in control of the GOP holds misogynistic and deeply unpopular views about women, rape and reproductive rights.
NOW shares a page from its election "binder" highlighting the positions of the Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan tickets on women's rights issues. Print out this flyer and help distribute it in your community.
Romney and Ryan share the right-wing thirst for converting Social Security to a private program under which billions of previously safeguarded dollars would flow into Wall Street traders' hands. But they know their agenda is so deeply unpopular with the vast majority of voters that they have to tread carefully.
Every single vote counts! It's never been more important to get the truth out about what's at stake for women in the elections. Exercising our right to vote is crucial! NOW/PAC has endorsed the Obama-Biden ticket and scores of pro-women candidates for the U.S. Senate and House. But only with your help can we ensure that our champions are elected!
NOW thanks Candy Crowley for moderating a substantive debate that finally got around to tackling women's rights issues. Both candidates' answers were telling.
As Love Your Body Day actions take place across the country, the NOW Foundation released results to its survey, showing that respondents want advertisers and the media to stop using Photoshop to create unrealistic images of women and girls.
Undecided voters are looking for answers that will help them make well-informed decisions when they head to the polls in just three weeks. Please do all you can to make sure that voters know where the candidates stand -- and as you "go rogue," know that we fully support you.
Tonight, CNN's Candy Crowley will moderate the presidential town hall, and the rigid format threatens to keep her from asking follow-up questions during the debate. This is outrageous! Join us in telling Candy we've got her back in asking the tough questions, especially on women's issues.
Throughout the world, countless young girls are robbed of their childhood through violence, forced marriage and lack of access to health care or education. This month, the United Nations promoted human rights for girls by marking the first-ever International Day of the Girl Child. NOW applauds the UN for calling for an end to child marriage and emphasizing education as the best defense against this cruel and discriminatory practice.
NOW President Terry O'Neill writes on The Huffington Post: "Bully, lie, manipulate, threaten. Mitt Romney believes these tactics will get him what he wants. But I believe in the good sense of women voters throughout the country."