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Who Does Affirmative Action Benefit? White Women Are Some of Its Biggest Opponents

Affirmative action ensures that women and minorities have equal access to educational opportunities and provide opportunities for women to enter nontraditional occupations. Yet ironically, since affirmative action was first implemented, “the people suing universities for discrimination in the academic admissions process have been white women,” according to researcher Jessie McDaniel in a 2014 report for the Racism Review.

How Diversity Trumped Equity–and May Kill Affirmative Action

Julianne Hing writes for Colorlines: “Since its inception, proponents of affirmative action have been forced to trade arguments of equity for a rationale favoring diversity, and in so doing, they may have silenced the most salient argument for the policy…


Printable PDF   TIMELINE OF MAJOR ACTIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS National Organization for Women, 2006 – 2016   2006 2006, January 18 – NOW Foundation joins in a friend-of-the-court brief opposing a parental notification law and advocating for the health exception in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.  On this date, the U.S. Supreme… Read more »

History of Marches and Mass Actions

The Suffragist Example Women of Color Early Leaders Second Wave’s Early Protests The ERA’s Heyday After ERA, The Storm of Abortion Protests 2004 March for Women’s Lives Why Demonstrate? Printable PDF Parades, pickets, demonstrations, marches, rallies, protests. No matter what they are called, perhaps the single most powerful, peaceful way to bring about social change… Read more »

NOW Political Action Committee Endorses Lois Herr in Bid to Oust Pitts

The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee is proud to announce our endorsement of Lois Herr for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 16th District. Lois is taking on the all-important challenge of unseating Rep. Joe Pitts, co-author of the outrageous Stupak-Pitts Amendment. Lois rightly called this amendment “a direct attack on the freedom and privacy of American women.”

Issue Advisory – A Look Ahead: Important Upcoming Supreme Court Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider a number of high profile cases this term – cases that cover a broad swath of American life, from access to reproductive health care, to affirmative action, public sector unions, voting rights, and (again) contraceptive insurance coverage exceptions under of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Highlights from NOW’s History of Working to End Racism

NOW is committed to ending racism, promoting diversity, and advancing issues important to women of color – from lobbying for voting rights, affirmative action, fair housing and living wage laws, to campaigning against apartheid and punitive welfare “reform.”

Elections at the 2017 Forward Feminism Conference

The 2017 Forward Feminism Conference will be an extra special one–we are electing a new President and Vice President! We hope that you will join us in sunny Orlando to choose the next leaders of our organization. The following is the report of the Nominating Committee: Resolved, that having received full-ticket submissions from two tickets,… Read more »