News from NOW
The National Organization for Women (NOW) today called on President Obama to appoint Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chair of the Federal Reserve.
NOW activists have added their voices to the groundswell demanding that the Department of Justice investigate George Zimmerman for violating the civil rights of Trayvon Martin. We will continue in our common struggle for equality and justice for all people.
The National Organization for Women is elated for the many same-sex couples whose loving, committed relationships will now be recognized in law a result of today's Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8.
The National Organization for Women is delighted that Ed Markey has been elected to the United States Senate and will represent the state of Massachusetts.
Racism and discrimination still exist in this country and in our voting laws -- we've seen dramatic efforts in many states to limit voting access. Politicians have tried passing restrictive voter ID laws, cutting back early-voting hours, eliminating same-day voter registration, and aggressive purging of voter rolls in recent elections.
NOW will continue to work with our allies to legislatively overrule Vance and Nassar to correct what Justice Ginsburg called "this court's wayward interpretations of Title VII." We will also continue to fight for policies that foster racial diversity in higher education -- without which communities of color will continue to face unjust barriers in employment and beyond.
Send your message to the Senate now. Demand that a floor vote on S. 967 be scheduled and urge your senators — both Democrats and Republicans — to vote for this bill. Tell them that you will be watching closely as to whether they will vote to protect sexual assault survivors and make this necessary reform that will truly bring about military justice.
The National Organization for Women is appalled that the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Trent Franks' nationwide 20-week abortion ban. This bill represents the most restrictive abortion legislation to come to a vote in either chamber over the past decade and is a clear violation of Roe v. Wade.
Terry O'Neill has a new piece on The Huffington Post: "The Obama Administration's decision not to appeal a federal judge's order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without a prescription hasn't settled this debate. Not by a long sho…
Rep. Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) nationwide 20-week abortion ban is close to passing. He recently reintroduced the D.C. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would outlaw abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks, and has amended it to b…
The National Organization for Women is encouraged by the Obama administration's promise to federal district court Judge Edward R. Korman that it will withdraw its appeal of his ruling, in which the FDA was ordered to make all forms of emergency contraception available over the counter without age restrictions.
Today Walmart has obtained a temporary restraining order against employees and organizations protesting Walmart’s discriminatory business practices during this week's shareholder meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Urge your senator to support the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act (S. 897)! Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recently introduced this bill with the goal of offering students the same low interest rates that big banks pay.
Advocates of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) were cheered Thursday when a bipartisan resolution was introduced by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Ak.). The legislation would remove the origina…
NOW calls on the Administration not to ask the appellate court for a stay. NOW will not back away from our defense of the health and safety rights of women. The Obama Administration should tell the court on Monday that it will now simply follow the law.