NOW Condemns the Unjust Execution of Lisa Montgomery

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The middle-of-the-night execution of Lisa Montgomery, hastened by the rush-to-execute mandate of Donald Trump’s Justice Department, was a shock to our system of fairness, justice, and decency.  In any other week, it would have been the worst imaginable example of such desecration.  Donald Trump’s abuse of power corrupts everything he touches, and Read more …

NOW Demands Equitable Treatment from Our Justice System

Charge Violent Perpetrators as Domestic Terrorists & Institute a   National Day of Apology for Peaceful Protestors Who Were Excessively Policed in the Past  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Make no mistake. What we witnessed taking place in our Capitol yesterday was a painful dichotomy of restoring democracy and domestic terrorism. As the morning started, many of us were elated with happiness and celebrating the Georgia victory of Senator-elect Warnock and Read more …

NOW Demands Justice for the 545 Separated Migrant Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The parents of over 545 migrant children still cannot be found. Lawyers have recently blown the whistle on the fact that two-thirds of the over 1,000 migrant parents separated from their children by the Trump Administration have since been deported and can no longer be located. To separate families in such a manner is a crime against humanity. NOW is outraged by the continuous mistreatment of immigrants seeking refuge and asylum here in Read more …

NOW Urges President Trump to Sign Savanna’s Act into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Savanna’s Act, a bill named after Savanna Greywind of the Spirit Lake Tribe in North Dakota, who was murdered while pregnant in 2017. The legislation aims to increase training, coordination, and data collection between tribal, local, and federal law enforcement on cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous women.   Currently, no federal agency consistently collects information on crimes Read more …

NOW Demands More Than a Payout for Breonna Taylor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), and its first Black president in 50 years, I have especially followed the ”Justice for Breonna Taylor” movement.  It has been moving to see so many others mobilize, whether they are young activists on social media or major influencers like Oprah Winfrey, to keep this issue at the forefront.    While we applaud the settlement this week of $12 million Read more …