Press Releases for 2017

Good Riddance to Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly has been unmasked as a vicious sexual predator–and Fox News has done the right thing by booting him from the network.

On Equal Pay Day, NOW Reaffirms Commitment to Closing Gender-Race Wage Gap

Women still earn, on average, just 80 cents for every dollar earned by a white man. From this number, it is obvious that an embarrassing pay inequity exists between women and men in the United States. What’s not obvious is the way this inequity is magnified for women of color.

Schools Must Protect Girls of Color–in DC and across the US

Instead of dismissing the District’s missing Black and Latina girls as “runaways,” we need to ask whether their schools failed to give them the attention, compassion, and resources they may have needed. Their lives matter.

ERA Yes!

The Nevada Assembly’s vote to make Nevada the 36th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment is a ringing declaration of support for the explicit guarantee of constitutional rights for women.

NOW Launches New National Action Program

In the wake of International Women’s Day–a day that saw yet another incredible outpouring of support for the rights of all women, across the country and the globe–the National Organization for Women is thrilled to announce the launch of our newly expanded National Action Program. The issues we face today are many of the same… Read more »

The Rise In Transgender Homicides Is A National Crisis

In one week alone, four transgender black women were murdered in the United States. So far this year, there have been seven murders of transgender people, well above last year’s figure. And 2016 saw the murder of 23 transgender and gender nonconforming people, the highest ever recorded by groups that monitor this violence.