Press Releases for 2015

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.

Remembering the Legacy of Julian Bond

NOW leaders and activists around the country are mourning the loss of civil rights leader Julian Bond, who passed away on August 15th.

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.