Posts Categorized: Activism

NOW Celebrates ERA Ratification Day in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA — Today’s formal ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in Virginia is a cause for celebration.  This day has been a long, long time coming, and credit for this historic victory is due to the new leadership of the Virginia legislature—and the groundswell of feminist activists and voters who put them there.  After successfully passing the state House… Read more »

Donald Trump and Bill Barr Distort the Law—Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s no surprise that President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr would unleash the full force of the Department of Justice to thwart ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).  In a newly released legal opinion, the Office of Legal Counsel asserts that the 1979 deadline for passage “has expired and is no longer pending before the States.” … Read more »

Violence Against Women, LGBTQIA+ Rights Still Ignored in Debates #AskThemMore

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the Nov. 20th debate finally included questions on paid family leave and #MeToo, an updated analysis by the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) found that of the 470 questions asked of the Democratic presidential candidates so far, only a handful addressed topics most important to women voters. … Read more »

Feminists: It’s Time to Step Up and Advocate for Latina Equal Pay

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two years. That’s roughly how long it takes for Latina women to earn what White, non-Hispanic men earn in just one.   In the time since the Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963 – fifty-six years ago – Latina women have made only twenty-eight years’ worth of the wages they’ve earned. Reporting at almost half the… Read more »

NOW Demands Justice for Victims Of LGBTQIA+ Hate Crimes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ten years ago, President Obama signed the first significant pro-lesbian, pro-woman, pro-disability rights legislation, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, named for two victims of horrific hate crimes that shocked the nation.  That legislation has made an enormous difference in the last decade, but there’s more to be… Read more »

The Time is NOW: Unlock the Future for Women and Girls in Immigration Prisons

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Immigrant families are being inhumanely locked away in horrific and immoral detention facilities in Texas and around the nation and women and girls are suffering the most. Those fleeing to the U.S. are often seeking refuge from sexual violence, assault and poverty and they deserve a fair and humane immigration process. If… Read more »

Decriminalize Prostituted People—Not Prostitution

Washington, D.C. – The Council of the District of Columbia-Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety- is considering a bill that would decriminalize those who buy and profit from the purchase of sex acts in the District.  If passed into law, this bill will provide blanket approval for the exploitative and violent activities of those… Read more »