NOW Pushes For More Than Equality On Native Women’s Equal Pay Day

Released on October 1, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Today, October 1, 2020, marks the date that Native women financially catch up to what their white male counterparts made in 2019. In the United States, it takes the average Native woman 22 months to make what the average white man makes over the course of one year. As NOW observes Native Women’s Equal Pay Day, we must address the ways in which Native women are continually disenfranchised by Read more …

Presumptive SCOTUS Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Will Turn Back the Clock on Equality

Released on September 26, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Donald Trump has made clear what he wants from the Supreme Court.  Like all of his other appointments, Trump wants personal allies who will validate his lawlessness, enable his authoritarianism, and protect him from accountability. Trump has demonstrated time and time again that he does not care about the rights of women, the LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, immigrants, or our most Read more …

NOW Urges President Trump to Sign Savanna’s Act into Law

Released on September 25, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Savanna’s Act, a bill named after Savanna Greywind of the Spirit Lake Tribe in North Dakota, who was murdered while pregnant in 2017. The legislation aims to increase training, coordination, and data collection between tribal, local, and federal law enforcement on cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous women.   Currently, no federal agency consistently collects information on crimes Read more …

We’re Still Seeking Justice For Breonna Taylor

Released on September 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The decision by a Louisville grand jury to indict a single former police officer for endangering Breonna Taylor’s neighbors by recklessly firing his gun during a no-knock raid on her apartment does not end our demand for justice. No one was disciplined—let alone indicted—for her killing.  The grand jury was constrained by Kentucky law and by the Read more …

NOW Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Released on September 18, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. From now until October 15, we celebrate the cultures and heritage of Hispanic and Latinx Americans as well as the countless achievements these communities have made throughout history.  NOW honors activists like Dolores Huerta, the civil rights and labor movement pioneer who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association in the 1960s, working tirelessly to make certain that U.S. farmworkers received labor rights. We also honor Sylvia Rivera, the Read more …