Press Releases for 2015

No More Than a Religious Mask for Bigotry

There are some beliefs, no matter how sincerely held, that should simply not be respected by any government. A “belief” that targets and endangers a specific demographic group that has historically experienced discrimination is no more than a religious mask for bigotry. Just as we reject the use of religion to justify racial and homophobic bigotry, the same is true for gender bigotry as well.

Zero-Tolerance Schools: Safe Haven or Danger Zone?

It’s one thing to know the statistics showing how Black women and girls are victims of police killings, sexual assault and abusive treatment. It’s another to see it happening in real time on cellphone video. It happened last June at a swimming pool in Texas, and it happened again yesterday at Spring Valley High School in South Carolina.

A Good Day For Rosie the Riveter

In a signing ceremony at Rosie the Riveter State Park near San Francisco, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law today the strongest pay equity protection in the U.S. With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Brown smashed one of the biggest barriers to equal pay for work of equal value.

“Bullies throwing a lot of bull”

Women are not fooled by the fraudulent propaganda videos produced to attack Planned Parenthood. Nor are we fooled by false claims that funding can simply be re-directed to other providers.

Victory – For Now

Today, women’s rights supporters defeated anti-woman ideologues in the Senate and their enablers who tried to criminalize abortions at just 20 weeks gestation — well before viability, in direct conflict with the core holding of Roe v. Wade.

NOW Deplores Appalling Attacks on Critical Women’s Health Services

One in three women will have an abortion by the age of 45, making this procedure a common and necessary aspect of women’s reproductive health care. We reject extremist attempts to shame women who have terminated pregnancies. And we will never go back.

NOW is a Proud Supporter of Women for Hillary

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is launching its “Women for Hillary” grassroots effort this weekend in New Hampshire, and the National Organization for Women is all in.