News from NOW
Jan. 22 marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision that affirmed a woman's right to abortion. We are at a critical turning point in this country. On this solemn occasion we should remember the good that Roe v. Wade has brought us. We must continue the momentum we displayed at the polls in November, the passion we have shown on social media and the fervor we have demonstrated in communities across this country.
On this 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, NOW is proud to partner with the Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign and women's health and rights advocates around the country. Together with our allies we will continue to build solidarity and momentum for reproductive health, rights and justice.
NOW President Terry O'Neill writes for U.S. News & World Report: The landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in the United States, forever changing and literally saving the lives of countless women. The impact of Roe has been both inspiring and frustratingly insufficient."
NOW President Terry O'Neill will lead a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, Jan. 22, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that recognized women's fundamental right to abortion.
The National Organization for Women applauds President Obama and Vice President Biden for taking swift action after last month's devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We strongly support the administration's admirable goal of reducing gun violence in the United States.
Write to President Obama today and urge him to appoint more women to his cabinet and other top posts. We need women, particularly women of color, in high-level positions in our federal government. Women have made great strides in government, but we need a critical mass to really make a difference. Now is not the time to go back.
Join a Roe commemoration event near you this January and celebrate with your local NOW chapter! Check here to see our list of actions and events hosted by our grassroots chapter network.
NOW re-issued this action alert encouraging activists to urge President Obama not to make any fiscal cliff compromises that disproportionately impact women.
NOW issued this action alert encouraging activists to urge President Obama not to make any fiscal cliff compromises that disproportionately impact women.
NOW applauds the Supreme Court for taking up the issue of marriage equality. The justices announced today that they would hear arguments in two such cases, one involving California's Proposition 8 and another addressing the federal government's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). NOW has taken strong stands against both laws, which restrict marriage to one man and one woman.
NOW President Terry O'Neill on Huffington Post: "Negotiation and bipartisanship sound like nice concepts, but not when they produce policies that harm the middle class, the poor and our nation's economy."
Congress still has not reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act. If Congress fails to pass VAWA in this "lame duck" session, we will have to start all over again with the new Congress in January. Please call your House member NOW!
The fiscal cliff is a made-up crisis. A big, fat fraud. Not to mention, a fraud that disproportionately threatens the well-being of women and their families.
On Nov. 20, NOW Foundation filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of 10 women's rights and anti-violence organizations. The brief supports reversal of an unprecedented award of $350,000 in attorneys' fees against a woman who accused her ex-husband of domestic violence.
NOW Action Vice President Erin Matson delivers testimony urging passage of a referendum that would bring budget autonomy to the District of Columbia and reduce federal interference in abortion rights in D.C.