NOW condemns the racism that inflicts a double burden of race and sex discrimination on women of color. Seeing human rights as indivisible, we are committed to identifying and fighting against those barriers to equality and justice that are imposed by racism. A leader in the struggle for civil rights since its inception in 1966, NOW is committed to diversifying our movement, and we continue to fight for equal opportunities for women of color in all areas including employment, education and reproductive rights. NOW’s Combatting Racism Committee is working to encourage growth at all levels within NOW of multiracial task forces to combat racism.
Voting restrictions aimed at communities of color disproportionately impact women in those communities. A democracy can’t function this way. Your governor needs to hear from you today!
The Paycheck Fairness Act helps women fight the wage gap by requiring greater transparency from employers – who would have to show that wage differences are job-related and not gender-based — and protects employees from retaliation when they share information about compensation.
The 2014 National NOW Conference, “Faces of Feminism: Strength in Diversity” will be held from June 27-29 in Albuquerque New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency. This is an opportunity for us to gather and tackle the critical issues on NOW’s agenda and shape the future of women’s rights.
It’s unconscionable that a woman who stands her ground against an abusive ex-husband could get 20 years in prison – never mind 60! Marissa Alexander was given a 20 year sentence for firing a non-lethal warning shot at her ex-husband, moments after he c… Read more »
Women’s rights activists and conservative pundits alike need to take a look at women’s #RealPay.
Immigration is a feminist issue. That’s why I’m adding my voice to the growing number of women who are telling House Republican leadership to wise up and stop blocking reform of our badly broken immigration system.
I’ve always liked the saying, “Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History.” It’s been in my mind as we observe Women’s History Month during the month of March.
According to an American University study, 63 percent of girls have never even thought about running for political office. I can’t help but think that if high school history texts featured Shirley Chisholm’s story a little more prominently, the number of girls who have thought about running for office would be a lot higher.
Arturo R. Garcia writes for Racialicious: “The campaign against derogatory team names ‘honoring’ Native American communities saw another flashpoint over the weekend, as a group of protesters in Cleveland encountered one local baseball fan who saw fit t… Read more »Read more
NOW joined Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Tallahassee to march against Stand Your Ground Laws and Florida prosecutor Angela Corey. “We say to prosecutor Corey: Not only should you resign, you need to stay out of public office for 60 years. Tw… Read more »Read more
NOW, along with the Color of Change advocacy group, is demanding Florida prosecutor Angela Corey be suspended. ”Any way to get her out of office and for her to stay out of office is the goal,” says NOW president, Terry O’Neill…. Read more »Read more
NOW has officially announced the endorsement of Senator Nan Rich for governor of Florida. With states laws such as Stand Your Ground and attacks on birth control and abortion rights, it is now more important than ever to elect someone who will put wome… Read more »Read more
Immigration is a feminist issue. Women and their children comprise approximately three-quarters of people migrating to the United States each year. Seventy percent of immigrant women attain legal status through a family-based visa, but the backlog is so severe that about four million people are currently waiting to be reunited with their families — some have already waited decades. Moreover, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants are not allowed to sponsor their partners or children for residency despite raising children and owning homes together.
Information from various sources on the necessity of Social Security and Medicare for women.
On behalf of the National Organization for Women, its members, supporters, and chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, I am writing to urge you to take decisive action regarding the homicide of Renisha McBride.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) has long fought for the rights of women throughout the United States, seeking justice for those that have been victimized or discriminated against. We believe that both of these situations have occurred in the Marissa Alexander case.