News from NOW
NOW President Terry O'Neill says: "Last night's turnover of the House of Representatives was a disappointing loss for women. We now face an anti-choice majority and a new Speaker of the House who will threaten to roll back hard-fought progress for women. But NOW is not going away, and we will fight harder and motivate our grassroots so we can demand woman-friendly policies."
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NOW President Terry O'Neill comments on California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown's apology to opponent Meg Whitman and calls for an end to anti-women hate speech.
Congress member Carolyn Maloney delivered a decisive victory in New York's Democratic primary on Tuesday, swamping her well-funded challenger. Also victorious in the Sept. 14 primary was Ann McLane Kuster, who is running for the open seat in New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district.
The National Organization for Women applauds Representative Kendrick Meek for his impressive victory in Florida's Democratic primary last night. Meek defeated billionaire investor Jeff Greene, despite Greene's estimated $25 million campaign spending and his particularly malicious attacks on Meek. NOW's Political Action Committee enthusiastically endorsed Meek, who now becomes the first African American Senate nominee from the state of Florida. Meek will face the GOP candidate, former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, as well as Governor Charlie Crist, who is running as an independent, in the general election.
The National Organization for Women congratulates Terri Sewell for her definitive runoff victory in Alabama last night. Sewell is now the Democratic nominee for an open seat in the House of Representatives from Alabama's 7th Congressional District, and s…
NOW/PAC is proud to announce that 17 of its endorsed candidates won primary elections on June 8. NOW congratulates these primary winners and looks forward to working with them, both in the coming months and once they take office, in order to ensure full…
NOW/PAC has proudly endorsed Paula Brooks (D-Ohio, 12th District), Roxanne Conlin (D-Iowa, U.S. Senate) and Nancy Shakir (D-N.C., 8th District).
With Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) reportedly retiring, women who felt betrayed by his ill-conceived Stupak-Pitts anti-abortion provision are rejoicing. The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee endorsed Charlevoix County Commissioner Connie Saltonstall last month to challenge Stupak for Michigan's 1st District.
NOW/PAC is proud to announce the endorsement of Krystal Ball (D-Va., 1st District), Ryan Bucchianeri (D-Pa., 12th District) and David Gill (D-Ill., 15th District).
The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee is proud to announce our endorsement of Connie Saltonstall for Congress, representing Michigan's 1st District. Saltonstall is taking on reproductive rights foe and health care reform obstructer Rep. Bart Stupak in the state's Democratic primary this August.
NOW/PAC is proud to announce the endorsement of Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y., 14th Congressional District), Elaine Marshall (D-N.C., U.S. Senate) and Joe Sestak (D-Pa., U.S. Senate).
I am honored and humbled to begin serving you as president of the National Organization for Women with my sister officers, Bonnie Grabenhofer (Executive Vice President), Erin Matson (Action Vice President) and Allendra Letsome (Membership Vice President), on this first day of our term. We take our charge seriously: We are here to serve you, the grassroots arm of the women's movement.Read More...
"In just 100 days President Obama has begun reversing the extensive damage done to women's rights these last eight years, giving us an idea of what is possible with enlightened leadership," said NOW President Kim Gandy.Read More...
Today New York Gov. David Paterson picked women's rights supporter Kirsten Gillibrand to fill the Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "She has big shoes to fill, and we are confident that she will be a senator who will continue the fight for the women, girls and families of New York and the nation," said NOW President Kim Gandy. "We are pleased a pro-choice woman has been appointed, and we expect that Gillibrand will take up key issues where Clinton left off."Read More...