Press Releases for 2015

NOW Calls for Overhaul of Criminal Justice System in Light of Police Brutality Crisis

NOW calls on the Department of Justice to conduct a thorough investigation into how five Black women can die while in custody in just a two-week span. NOW also calls on the Obama administration and on Congress to make a top priority of identifying and eliminating the systemic racism that pervades criminal justice in the U.S. What we are facing is nothing short of an emergency – we need answers, we need action, and we need sustainable change.

The Social Security Trust Fund Is Strong

A strong and expanded Social Security system is essential to meet the looming retirement income crisis facing millions of U.S. families. NOW calls on Congress to pass legislation expanding benefits and lifting the cap on the payroll tax so that all wage earners pay their fair share into the system. These simple measures would improve the economic security of millions of people while also guaranteeing solvency for these programs for 75 years and beyond.

Video Attacks on Planned Parenthood Don’t Fool Us And They Shouldn’t Fool Congress

No one should be fooled by this campaign of lies, distortion and hate-fueled rhetoric. The videos are phony and the accusations they contain will wither under scrutiny. We’ve got enough phony news coming from the likes of Donald Trump. Instead of giving oxygen to this video attack on Planned Parenthood, we should change the channel.

#SayHerName: Sandra Bland

We call on the U.S. Justice Department to conduct a full investigation into what happened to Sandra Bland, and what systemic change is needed in Waller County.

What Part of the Word “Equal” Don’t They Understand?

The EACH Woman Act is a long overdue redress of a discriminatory policy that denies health care rights to some women because they earn less than others, work for the wrong employer or live in the wrong state. Women want and deserve equality for all, not for some.

Love Triumphs Over Bigotry

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.

Our Hearts are in Charleston

It’s important to recognize that this was an act of racial terrorism, and tragically it did not occur in isolation.

“We’re On The Money—At Last”

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.