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06.23.2016

Why Women Must Still Fight For Voting Rights

The struggle to secure voting rights and the struggle to secure the rights of women have been intertwined in U.S. history since the historic meeting at Seneca Falls in 1848 endorsed the demand for women to have the right to vote.

06.13.2016

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill on the shootings at Pulse in Orlando

The horrific attack in Orlando was in every sense a crime against humanity. The LGBTQIA community came to a club to celebrate Pride month, to dance, to live openly and joyously — to be human. And then someone whose heart was filled with hate savagely took that humanity away from them.

06.09.2016

Leaders of the National Organization for Women Endorse Effort to Recall Judge Aaron Persky

Dear Judge Aaron Persky, We write to you as the largest grassroots women’s rights advocacy organization in the country, to express our outrage in the sentencing of convicted felon Brock Turner to only six months in state prison. Turner was found guilty on three counts of sexual assault: assault with the intent to commit rape;… Read more »


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Feminist icon leads renewed drive to pass ERA by 2020

Patti Singer writes for USA Today: “‘The one thing I thought of was the Anita Hill hearings,’ O’Neill said. ‘Guess what happened after those hearings. We ended up with the most women in the United States Congress that we ever had. I think that needs to happen again.’”

10 women who deserve to be on the $10 bill: a handy list for future debates

Remembered as a pioneer of women’s rights and feminism, Friedan released her book The Feminine Mystique in 1963. It explored the idea of women finding personal fulfilment outside their traditional roles. In 1966 she co-founded the National Organization for Women. After stepping down as president in 1970, she organized the Women’s Strike for Equality, drawing more than 50,000 women and men.

Before Looking at Developing World’s Gender-Equality Gap, U.S. Needs to Look at Own Backyard

There are many paths toward gender equality for all women and girls. But before we in the U.S. presume that’s only a problem in the developing world, let’s take a closer look at our own backyard.


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Judge says US women’s soccer team has no right to strike over wages before Olympics

A federal judge ruled the world champion U.S. women’s soccer team does not have the right to strike to seek improved conditions and wages before the Summer Olympics, seeming to end the prospect of an unprecedented disruption by one of the most successful American national teams.

How Bernie Sanders Exposed the Democrats’ Racial Rift

Think about this. According to Reuters/Ipsos polling in February, the Vermont senator received his strongest support among black voters from those aged 18-29—but only a third of that group backed him. That’s right. For all the talk about Sanders’ unqualified young voter support, Clinton had a double-digit lead among the youngest black voters nationwide.

Leaving Girls Behind

An Analysis of Washington D.C.’s “Empowering Males of Color” Initiative