News from NOW
"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.”
Radicals in the House are poised to host a hearing on a dangerous new abortion ban for D.C. H.R. 3803 and its Senate companion would ban abortion care at 20 weeks in Washington, D.C., imposing penalties and/or jail time on doctors who provide this necessary health care, even those stepping in to preserve a woman's health.
The National Organization for Women congratulates Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth for her victory in the Democratic primary for Illinois's 8th Congressional District. Duckworth won by a large margin, and will go on to face incumbent Republican Congress member Joe Walsh in November.
Join us to celebrate the historic opening of the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. NOW President Terry O'Neill will speak to our ongoing struggle to achieve the dream of full equality for all. We would love to have as many NOW activists as possible stand with us at this momentous event.
Join NOW Foundation in celebrating Love Your Body Day on Oct. 19. Get in the spirit by ordering the 2011 poster (and other products). Supplies are limited, so order NOW!
Join our peaceful pro-choice presence at 1:30pm, in supporting abortion provider and women's health activist, Dr. LeRoy Carhart in Germantown, Md. *Note: The previously scheduled press conference for Thu. 8/4, on Capitol Hill has been canceled.
Anti-abortion rights terrorists are coming to the Washington, D.C. metro area to besiege the clinic of heroic abortion provider Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Jul. 30 - Aug. 7.
Hats off to the Institute on Medicine panel for recommending that insurance companies be required to cover contraceptives services in full. This is a step in the right direction for all women to have easily accessible and affordable contraception.
Domestic terrorist group Operation Rescue/Operation Save America is staging another national mobilization against abortion rights in Orlando this coming Saturday, July 16 through Saturday, July 23. Join NOW activists and allies to stand proudly and peacefully for women's fundamental right to choose abortion.
We need to act now! The budget negotiations are ongoing, and the economic safety net for women is at stake. Read more about the tools you will need to be effective in this critical campaign.
Just hours after NOW's demonstration in front of the IMF calling for the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn from his position as managing director, the chief did resign. This case illuminates many of the ongoing challenges in addressing violence against women.
Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, the largest employment class-action suit in U.S. history. The company's challenge seeks to halt the case, which represents more than 1.5 million women, before it even gets to trial.
FVPSA, a vital source of funding for programs that aid survivors of domestic abuse, MUST pass to ensure that violence survivors continue to receive this critical assistance.
Tell your Senators to urge Senator Kerry to hold a vote on CEDAW! After 8 years without movement, this is a significant step forward in our ongoing push to recognize women's rights as human rights. Your action is needed NOW!