Today the U.S. Supreme Court made history, recognizing in Obergefell v. Hodges the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry. NOW chapters and activists who have worked tirelessly for years to achieve this amazing milestone are celebrating with their allies in the LGBTQIA community.
Press Releases for 2015
Access to healthcare is a fundamental human right. NOW will continue to work for a single-payer healthcare system — the common sense solution that would guarantee healthcare for all.
It’s important to recognize that this was an act of racial terrorism, and tragically it did not occur in isolation.
A female face on the currency that everyone uses will send a signal that inclusion is a fundamental value that should permeate everything we do.
NOW’s activists will change our lives for the next 16 months, organizing on the ground and online, to make Hillary Clinton the first feminist woman elected to the White House — and to elect more women’s rights supporters to the House and Senate who will work with her as president. This is an opportunity of historic proportions. NOW4Hillary will impact not only this election, but also the future of the women’s movement.
By forcing clinics to close and denying urgent abortion care to women, the court ruling and Senator Graham’s grandstanding amount to an unprecedented promotion of an anti-woman, anti-life agenda. Shame on Senator Graham for adding an abortion-ban primary to the election calendar.
We can only look with revulsion on the images from McKinney, Texas, of a white police officer pushing a 14-year old Black girl in a bathing suit face-down on the ground and placing a knee on her back. Today, we are shocked, angered, and deeply worried for the well being of this young woman. Tomorrow, we need answers, and action.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) condemns Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s Executive Order BJ 15-8, a measure that uses religion to justify discrimination and denial of basic rights to same-sex couples. NOW has decided not to cancel our annual national conference in New Orleans June 19 – 21, despite Governor Jindal’s homophobic action.
The House voted today to block a law that was passed by the elected representatives of the District of Columbia—the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act—that is designed to ensure that D.C. residents are not subject to religious discrimination because of their reproductive health care decisions.
NOW activists are organizing through our network of hundreds of chapters and state organizations for equal pay for work of equal value — that’s just simple justice. It’s time for Congress to do its part: stand up for women and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.