SCOTUS Must Stop Trump’s Xenophobia. Protect the Integrity of Our Census; Count Everyone

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a challenge to Donald Trump’s plan to stop the Census Bureau from counting undocumented immigrants in population totals used by each state for congressional reapportionment.    The Constitution clearly commands that the census count “all persons,” when drawing congressional districts—but Donald Trump wants to enshrine his xenophobia and racism by making the Census whiter and more privileged. This formula would take Congressional seats and funding away from states, Read more …

Trump’s Effort to Deny Asylum to Victims of Violence is Inhumane

WASHINGTON – One of the cruelest initiatives yet proposed by the Trump Administration threatens to send victims of violence applying for asylum in the U.S. back home to face even more violence or perhaps death. The National Organization for Women (NOW) and our allies in the domestic violence and sexual assault prevention communities have worked for over 20 years to Read more …

SCOTUS Ruling on Birth Control Endangers Reproductive Health of Millions

WASHINGTON ,D.C. – Religion is no excuse for bigotry—but the Supreme Court has carved out a new exemption for employers who want to impose their personal beliefs over the health and rights of their workers.  By allowing virtually any employer or university to opt-out of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that contraception be covered by insurance plans without out-of-pocket Read more …