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 »
Press Releases for 2014
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 »
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. Her conviction was overturned on appeal, but State Attorney Angela Corey wasted… Read more »
James Taranto doesn’t need a national platform for demeaning women and condoning rape. He has demonstrated how out of touch he is; now he needs to be out of a job.
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called on Congress to take steps to reduce income inequality. NOW could not agree more. If, as the president has said, American workers feel that the deck is stacked against them, for women, the cards are marked.
January 22, 2014 marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to abortion.
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 »
Practically one hundred years to the day from when the Federal Reserve was created, the central bank finally has its first woman president. It’s about time.