Press Releases for 2014

NOW Applauds President Obama’s Executive Orders on Equal Pay Day

WASHINGTON – Today marks Equal Pay Day – a stark reminder that women still make less than their male counterparts in the workplace. On average, what a man earns in 12 months will take a woman a little over 15 months to make. Though we still have a great deal of progress to go, we… Read more »

National Organization for Women Endorses Nan Rich for Florida Governor

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 women first. During her time in the Florida Legislature, Rich provided steadfast… Read more »

National and Florida NOW Call for Resignation of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey: Corey Seeking 60-year Sentence for Marissa Alexander

The Office of State Attorney Angela Corey will seek to put Marissa Alexander in prison for 60 years if she is convicted for a second time. Alexander was previously sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband in Jacksonville, FL.┬áHer conviction was overturned on appeal, but┬áState Attorney Angela Corey wasted… Read more »

NOW Remembers Nelson Mandela

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Organization for Women joins the rest of the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela. “While deeply saddened by his passing, we are also deeply thankful for his courage, integrity and grace,” said Terry O’Neill, NOW President. “He will continue to be an inspiration for future generations.” We will… Read more »