News from NOW
We will remember Nelson Mandela for the many ways in which he made this world a better, freer place, and for his dedication to the rights of the oppressed.
Terry O'Neill writes for The Huffington Post: "There's another 50th anniversary in the life of President John F. Kennedy that's important to remember today.Just a few weeks before his death, on October 11, 1963, President Kennedy received the final r…
The National Organization for Women (NOW) celebrates the voters of Albuquerque for rejecting a ban on abortions past 20 weeks.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-N.Y.) bill, the Military Justice Improvement Act (S. 967), that would establish an independent, objective and unbiased military justice system to better respond to the epidemic of sexual assault in the U.S. military will soon come to a floor vote in the Senate.
The National Organization for Women (NOW), Feminist Majority and the Black Women's Roundtable today deplored the Senate Republican leadership extending the War on Women to judicial nominations.
Today was a victory for women in Virginia. By electing NOW-endorsed candidates Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam to the top offices in the state, voters ensured that Virginia can now be on a progressive path forward for women.
"The march of progress is never easy; opposition arises and it is often cruel. However, momentum for marriage equality continues to grow as Illinois joins six other states that legalized full marriage rights in 2013. Our activists will continue to fight for marriage equality -- no matter the obstacle – until all Americans have the right to enjoy the benefits and protections provided by marriage," said Grabenhofer.
We rally today to remind the Illinois House what is at stake for the thousands of same-sex couples in Illinois. It is time to end the second-class status of civil unions. It is far past time for the Illinois House to listen to the majority of Illinois residents and pass marriage equality.
President Obama and the leadership of the Democratic Party for standing strong against the dangerous tactics of Tea Party ideologues, and call on Republican leaders to pledge that never again will they resort to governance-by-hostage-taking.
Terry O'Neill has a new piece at The Huffington Post: "Anyone who's seen a disaster movie set at sea is familiar with the phrase, 'women and children first,' meaning they are the first to be put in lifeboats. But in the real-life disaster that in the…
NOW enthusiastically congratulates Janet Yellen on her nomination to be the next chair of the Federal Reserve, and we salute President Obama for making history today. Dr. Yellen’s nomination is another crack in a glass ceiling that needs to be shattered.
No woman -- no matter who she works for -- should be denied health care as basic as contraception. Politicians who vote to restrict birth control will undoubtedly pay a price at the polls in 2014.
Question: How do you get politicians to pay attention to issues that matter to women?Answer: Get them elected -- or defeated.A month from now, voters in two states will go to the polls to elect a governor. In Virginia, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is facing Democrat Terry McAuliffe; and in New Jersey, Democratic State Senator Barbara Buono is running against Republican Gov. Chris Christie.
The National Organization for Women is proud of the work Montana NOW has undertaken to remove Judge G. Todd Baugh from the bench by filing an official complaint with the Montana Judicial Standards Commission.
The National Organization for Women has always fought for fairness, equality and justice, and these ideals must be at the core of our nation's economic policy. We need a Federal Reserve chair with the vision, experience and sound judgment to defend our most deeply held values and beliefs -- and that person is Janet Yellen.