Press Releases for 2017

ERA Yes!

The Nevada Assembly’s vote to make Nevada the 36th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment is a ringing declaration of support for the explicit guarantee of constitutional rights for women.

NOW Launches New National Action Program

In the wake of International Women’s Day–a day that saw yet another incredible outpouring of support for the rights of all women, across the country and the globe–the National Organization for Women is thrilled to announce the launch of our newly expanded National Action Program. The issues we face today are many of the same… Read more »

The Rise In Transgender Homicides Is A National Crisis

In one week alone, four transgender black women were murdered in the United States. So far this year, there have been seven murders of transgender people, well above last year’s figure. And 2016 saw the murder of 23 transgender and gender nonconforming people, the highest ever recorded by groups that monitor this violence.

NOW is Going on Strike

On March 8, International Women’s Day, women around the country will strike to demand gender equality. The National Organization for Women will proudly take action for human rights alongside them.

NOW Mourns the Loss of Aileen Hernandez

Hernandez was one of the founding officers of the National Organization for Women in 1966, and served as NOW’s national president from 1970-1971.

When Armed Police Attack Unarmed Children, Adults Need To Speak Out

Another gut-wrenching video has been released showing unchecked police violence against unarmed–and in this case underaged–civilians. This time, it’s an off-duty officer in Anaheim, CA who was enraged when a young girl walked across his lawn.