News from NOW
"I think it's time that we stop evaluating women alone for family decisions, and start talking about, how do we have a society that values all families?"
"When the line between the personal and the political dissolves, it is usually due to religion."
The Freeh investigation includes many excellent recommendations to deal with preventing and dealing with child sexual assaults on campus, including full compliance with the Clery Act. These recommendations should all be completely implemented. Yet they need to go further.
Delegates at the 2012 National NOW Conference passed 11 resolutions on issues including removing the time limit from the ERA, increasing access to Plan B for Native American women and defeating the war on women in the state legislatures.
It is with great pride that we announce today, that the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee endorses President Barack Obama for re-election as president of the United States. NOW PAC is proud to stand behind a president who unquestionably represents the path forward to achieve equality for women.
On July 11, NOW and other women's groups will hold a press conference to shine a spotlight on 'Presidential Candidates and the War on Women.' The groups will review the importance of the gender gap and also the record number of women running for Congress.
Sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), the D.C. 20-Week Abortion Ban has no exceptions for rape, incest or health conditions; and it stipulates penalties, jail time and public reporting requirements for doctors. It is a clear strike in the ongoing War on Women, and one that places women's lives in danger.
This past weekend, June 29 - July 1, more than 500 women's rights activists descended on Baltimore, Md., for the 2012 National NOW Conference.
"Our mission is to bring women to full equality -- social equality, political equality and economic equality -- throughout the United States."
"Welcome to Ground Zero of the War on Women. If we have one state without an abortion provider, we’ve effectively overturned Roe v. Wade in that state...Women’s lives are on the line right now.”
This is an important victory, as now millions of women and their families can be ensured better health care and preventive services. The Supreme Court is only 33 percent women, but women made the difference in this decision. And it was a woman, then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who deserves credit for pushing President Obama's bill across the finish line.
"It is a sad day when the Supreme Court of the United States, once a bulwark against racial injustice, lets stand a state law that encourages racial profiling," said NOW President Terry O'Neill. "We will continue to work with our civil rights allies to repeal this dreadful provision."
Hundreds of women's rights activists and supporters from every corner of the nation will converge in Baltimore, Md., this weekend, June 29 - July 1, at the National Organization for Women annual conference.
NOW vehemently opposes a Michigan anti-choice omnibus bill that would severely limit women's reproductive rights and health care access. The appalling bill is 60 pages' worth of proof of the GOP's ongoing War on Women.