Jon Ossoff faced tremendous headwinds in the Georgia special election that kept him inches away from crossing the finish line, and NOW congratulates him for coming as close as he did.
Women’s rights activists from across the U.S. will come together to honor feminist leaders, build organizing skills, and set NOW’s strategic agenda for the year to come. NOW members will also vote to elect the next president and vice president of the organization, with results to be announced Sunday morning.
Donald Trump loves calling people “losers” so much that he’s backing a health care plan that would put tens of millions of Americans on the losing side of the ledger. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the House health bill found that 23 million people would lose all coverage, and about half the country… Read more »
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Feminists are fighting back from a place of strength. We stand in proud solidarity with communities of color, with immigrants, refugees and Muslims, with LGBTQIA people and those with disabilities.
Terry O’Neill has a warning at the end of her eight-year tenure heading the National Organization for Women: there is a connection between increasing maternal mortality in the United States and GOP policies under consideration in the U.S. Congress.
As the National Organization for Women president, Terry O’Neill, said to me, “Any network that hires him, what they’re doing is sending a message to women: ‘We don’t care about sexual harassment.’”
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As another seemingly-hidden queer and feminist figure throughout the civil rights and women’s rights movements, Pauli Murray stands to receive more recognition for the work that she did. Born in 1910, Murray became a trailblazer in religious, academic, and legal spheres. While studying at Howard University, Pauli made a bet with her professor that Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 constitutional law that upheld legal segregation, would be overturned within 25 years.
A disadvantaged group of people is always going to be more at risk of mental health issues than their more privileged counterpart — meaning that women of color, queer women, socioeconomically disadvantaged women, and women with other marginalized identities are especially at risk for mental health issues.
Last year, 27 transgender people were reported murdered in the U.S., the majority of whom were women of color. That was an increase from 2015, when 21 transgender women were killed, making 2016 the deadliest year on record for trans people, according to GLAAD.