NOW Responds to Chauvin Guilty Verdict

This verdict will not satisfy or silence us. Black people fear that they will become the next George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, or Duante Wright because of the police misconduct, white supremacy, and racial targeting that plagues our justice system and sees Black people as threats because of the color of their skin.

NOW Recognizes the Black Maternal Health Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW is proud to join Black Mamas Matter Alliance and other organizations across the country in showing our support for Black Maternal Health Week. While it is clearer than ever that the inequitable and discriminatory American health care system fails Black mothers, these mothers have been feeling this pain for centuries. The United States has the highest pregnancy-related death rate in the developed world — a rate which is on the rise, Read more …

The Right To Vote Is A Fight To Vote In Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Georgia’s Republican Governor, Brian Kemp, hid behind a locked door to sign his controversial new voter suppression bill into law, but Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon wasn’t going to let him suppress her constituents’ voices in secrecy.  She calmly knocked on his door to ask for transparency and to witness him putting his name on a bill that restricts absentee and early voting, limits drop Read more …

NOW Is Proud to Support the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act

Historic Legislative Package to End Maternal Mortality and Close Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Outcomes  NOW is proud to endorse the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, a historic legislative package unveiled today by Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Alma Adams (NC-12), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus.  The Black Read more …

NOW Commemorates Black Feminist Trailblazers This Black History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Black History Month, NOW is excited to engage our grassroots in efforts that will move the country forward on racial justice issues. With a new administration in place, we know we must prioritize making progress towards ending police brutality, protecting Black trans and queer people, ensuring the health of Black mothers, and generally affirming, in both our words and our Read more …