News from NOW
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.
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.