NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s today did nothing to increase confidence in his ability to lead the NFL out of its morass.
Press Releases for 2014
Roger Goodell must resign, and his successor must be fully committed to real and lasting change. The NFL doesn’t have a Ray Rice problem; it has a domestic violence problem.
The fact that Roger Goodell is assigning a current member of his leadership team to oversee new policies shows once again that he just doesn’t get it. NOW continues to insist on the appointment of an independent investigator with a mandate to address every aspect of the NFL’s violence against women problem, going back years, not months.
Appointing Robert Mueller as an independent investigator to only look into the Ray Rice domestic violence case is not enough – it’s just window dressing. The NFL does not just have a Ray Rice problem, they have a violence against women problem.
The NFL sets the example for college, high school, middle school and even elementary school football programs. And the example it is setting right now is simply unacceptable.
New leadership must come in with a specific charge to transform the culture of violence against women that pervades the NFL.
That’s the only way to restore honor and integrity to the country’s most lucrative and popular pastime.
Today in front of the White House, National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O’Neill joined roughly 300 others in an act of civil disobedience, urging President Obama to stop deporting parents and separating families.
Caving to pressure from well-funded extremists, the Department of Health and Human Services today announced expanded “accommodations” that coddle corporate CEOs who wish to impose their religious beliefs on their employees.
The police killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri is the latest horrific example of the crisis in racial justice that betrays our most fundamental principles of freedom, fairness and equality.
Displaying a shocking disregard for women’s health and lives, the Supreme Court ruled today in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby that corporations may, in the name of religious “beliefs,” strip contraception from their employer-based health plans.
NOW condemns the Supreme Court’s cavalier disregard for the physical safety – the lives, even — of women seeking abortion care and the health care providers who serve them.