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08.28.2014

Fight for Families: NOW Participates in Civil Disobedience for Fair Immigration Reform

Today in front of the White House, National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O’Neill joined roughly 300 others in an act of civil disobedience, urging President Obama to stop deporting parents and separating families.

08.22.2014

NOW Condemns New HHS Rules on Birth Control Coverage, Calls for Congressional Action to Recognize Women’s Basic Rights

Caving to pressure from well-funded extremists, the Department of Health and Human Services today announced expanded “accommodations” that coddle corporate CEOs who wish to impose their religious beliefs on their employees.

08.14.2014

In response to the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

The police killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri is the latest horrific example of the crisis in racial justice that betrays our most fundamental principles of freedom, fairness and equality.


NOW In The News

Mass arrests outside White House as protesters ask relief for illegal immigrants

Pamela Constable writes for The Washington Post: “Other protesters who were photographed, placed in plastic handcuffs and taken into custody included Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women; Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America; and several illegal immigrants associated with Casa de Maryland and Virginia.”

How Secular Liberals Should Talk to Religious Conservatives

Michael Dorf writes for Verdict: I was honored to share the platform with National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill and New York Planned Parenthood board member Leslie Danks Burke. Although we each described different aspects of the case and its potential implications, we all approached it from the same broader perspective: as secular liberals… Read more »

Washington Post Defends George Will’s Atrocious Rape Column

The National Organization for Women called for Will to “take a break” from his column, maybe go sit in a corner, think about what he’s done.


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GOP Obstructionism Is Holding Up Funds to Catch Rapists

Erika Eichelberger writes for Mother Jones: “For weeks, Republicans in the Senate have held up an $180 billion spending bill that would direct money to several federal agencies… [including] a $41 million grant to help states and localities go after rapists by funding jurisdictions to process backlogs of rape kits, the samplings of biological evidence… Read more »

Chris McDaniel challenges Mississippi Senate runoff

James Hohmann writes for Politico: “Nearly six weeks after he lost the Mississippi Republican Senate runoff, state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced at a news conference Monday that he will formally challenge the results of the vote… Sen. Thad Cochran was certified the winner of the June 24 primary by 7,667 votes, but McDaniel attorney Mitch… Read more »

Uganda Anti-Gay Law Struck Down by Court

Jeffrey Gettleman writes for the New York Times: “In front of an overflowing courtroom in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, a panel of five judges announced that the Anti-Homosexuality Act, which punishes some homosexual behavior with life in prison, was invalid because it had been passed by Parliament without a proper quorum.”