Press Releases for 2016

NOW Congratulates Nancy Pelosi on Re-election to Democratic Leadership

“I am proud to congratulate Nancy Pelosi on her re-election to Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives. Pelosi has been a trailblazer for women, and a champion of feminist issues–including accessible reproductive care, equal pay, LGBTQIA equality, and voting rights. “A dangerous number of right-wing extremists were elected to Congress this year, and in… Read more »

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill On Donald Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Advisor

By appointing Steve Bannon as his chief strategist and senior counsel, Donald Trump is elevating a leader of the “alt-right” who has consistently denigrated women and trafficked in white nationalist, racist and anti-Semitic propaganda. At Breitbart, Bannon ran articles that called for companies to hire only “rich, straight, white men,” and said “science proves it:… Read more »

When They Go Low, We Go Vote!

FBI Director James Comey’s unprecedented interference in the electoral process is a shocking dereliction of duty that needs to be investigated by the appropriate authorities and condemned by elected leaders and legal experts

NOW Salutes Planned Parenthood on its 100th Anniversary

Planned Parenthood is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and it’s a century of excellent medical care and support for women in urgent need of essential family planning services. NOW is marking its own 50th anniversary this year, and we’re proud to salute our older sister today. We’ve seen politicians and dark money Super PACs rail against… Read more »

Second Debate Shows, Once Again, Why Hillary Clinton is Trustworthy

Last night’s debate showed a side of Donald Trump we’ve seen all too many times—angry, misogynist, arrogant, and at times even menacing. Trump is demonstrably unfit to hold the highest office in the land. Trump’s threat to put his political rival, Hillary Clinton, in jail is something we’d expect to hear from a third-world dictator—and… Read more »

NOW to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell: Un-endorse Trump NOW!

As Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have an obligation not only to members of their caucus or supporters of their politics, but to every citizen of our democracy who depends on the nation’s leaders to actually lead.

Donald Trump Promotes Sexual Assault As a Rich Man’s Perk

Donald Trump must be stopped. Someone with such disrespect for women, with such a misogynistic lifestyle who boasts about using his power to sexually assault women cannot–and will not–be the leader of this country.

It’s Time to #BeBoldEndHyde

Today marks the 40th year of the Hyde Amendment, which blocks countless women from accessing the abortion care they need. The National Organization for Women (NOW) is proud to partner with the All Above All coalition in calling on lawmakers to #BeBoldEndHyde.