Press Releases for 2017

Pay Equity Must Include Racial Justice

Today, Black women catch up in wages to what white men earned in 2016. It’s a striking annual reminder to pay attention to the economic inequality African-American women face, and how it is–tragically, persistently–driven by both race and gender.

While You Were Sleeping: Senate Narrowly Defeats Repeal of Obamacare

Women around the country are breathing a sigh of relief today, as Senate Republican leadership’s latest attempt to throw millions off their health insurance, and block women from using Planned Parenthood for their reproductive care, was once again defeated.

Voters Won’t Forget Who Took Away Their Care

The U.S. Senate just voted to proceed on a death-dealing healthcare bill that will cost tens of thousands of women their lives each year. The senators who voted for this bill will be judged harshly by history–and NOW activists will make sure they are judged harshly by voters, as well.

National Organization for Women (NOW) Hosts Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Women’s rights activists from across the U.S. will come together to honor feminist leaders, build organizing skills, and set NOW’s strategic agenda for the year to come. NOW members will also vote to elect the next president and vice president of the organization, with results to be announced Sunday morning.