NOW Calls for Donald Trump’s Impeachment and Conviction

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Donald Trump must be impeached now, and for the sake of history.  He must stand in judgment before the Congress he defiled, desecrated and made into a target for insurrectionists who answered his call to be “wild” and stop the certification of Joe Biden’s victory.   And he must also be judged by Read more …

SCOTUS Must Stop Trump’s Xenophobia. Protect the Integrity of Our Census; Count Everyone

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a challenge to Donald Trump’s plan to stop the Census Bureau from counting undocumented immigrants in population totals used by each state for congressional reapportionment.    The Constitution clearly commands that the census count “all persons,” when drawing congressional districts—but Donald Trump wants to enshrine his xenophobia and racism by making the Census whiter and more privileged. This formula would take Congressional seats and funding away from states, Read more …

Undoing Trump’s Damage

When we elected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to take office, it was because we knew one of their first priorities will be to undo the terrible damage done by the Trump Administration to women’s health, gender equality, LGBTQIA+ rights, racial justice, reproductive freedom and so much more.   In the first 100 days, we hope racial justice and criminal reform is a priority for the new administration, and that stronger legislation we’ve Read more …

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

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 …

NOW President Says New Trump Devos Title IX Rule Endangers All Students

“The new Trump/DeVos rule is unfair, discriminatory, and places all students in danger. It not only makes it harder for survivors to achieve proper justice, it favors the side of the accused, further silencing and traumatizing the victim. It is rooted in the deep misogynist myths that victims are liars and that victims in some way play a role in their own abuse. I hope that the courts ill stop this ill-conceived and punishing rule.”

NOW President Says New Trump/Devos Title IX Rule Endangers All Students

July 20, 2020 A new rule (regulation) adopted by the Trump Administration to limit Title IX’s authority to protect students from sexual harassment and assault on campus became final on August 14. Education institutions that receive federal funds are required to comply with provisions that greatly limit how schools should respond – or not respond Read more …

Trump’s Effort to Deny Asylum to Victims of Violence is Inhumane

WASHINGTON – One of the cruelest initiatives yet proposed by the Trump Administration threatens to send victims of violence applying for asylum in the U.S. back home to face even more violence or perhaps death. The National Organization for Women (NOW) and our allies in the domestic violence and sexual assault prevention communities have worked for over 20 years to Read more …

The US Supreme Court Blocks the Trump Administration’s Attempt to End the DACA Program; Dreamers are Here to Stay

June 22, 2020 Last Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States delivered a 5-4 ruling blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation. This ruling provides hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients Read more …