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The Republican House leadership has turned to its ultra-conservative, anti-woman playbook yet again to block passage of an inclusive, bipartisan version of the Violence Against Women Act.
NOW president Terry O'Neill writes on the evolution of language in the women's movement for Fem2.0: "Roe v. Wade recently turned 40 — and what better time than now to sort through the language we use to communicate about women’s right to safe and legal a…
Today, women and men around the world are rising and dancing to end violence against women and girls. NOW is a proud partner in the One Billion Rising actions organized by Vagina Monologues author and global activist Eve Ensler. NOW leaders and supporters are taking part in actions across the country.
NOW lauds today's Senate vote to pass an inclusive and long-overdue reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Despite efforts by a handful of misguided Republicans to undermine the bill's important provisions, the Senate reauthorized the act with a bipartisan vote of 78-22, sending it to the House for immediate action.
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA Reauthorization) significantly strengthens the ability of the federal government, the states, law enforcement, and service providers to combat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
NOW takes a look at some of the worst ads from this year's Super Bowl. These commercials attempt to sell products using gender stereotypes, sexual exploitation, objectified women and gratuitous violence.
Please call or meet with your senators and representative to urge swift action on reauthorization of VAWA in the 113th Congress (S. 47/H.R. 11). We need both Democrats and Republicans to get this legislation passed. We must see that VAWA programs continue providing shelter and saving lives. Take Action 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.