Posts Categorized: Activism

We Stand In Solidarity With Pittsburgh, With Kentucky, And With Victims of Hate Crimes Everywhere.

WASHINGTON — The National Organization for  Women stands in solidarity with Pittsburgh’s Jewish community following the horrific attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue. Eleven worshippers were gunned down by a vicious anti-Semite who felt free to express his hatred towards Jews, even as he was being arrested.   Our sadness today makes us even… Read more »

My Chair is Made of Plastic: Black Women’s Seat at the Feminist Table – Part I

Black women have been at the forefront of advocating for progressive platforms this election season. Let’s honor their work and commitment to equality by becoming aware of the racism that exists in feminist spaces I had the fortune to attend the March for Black Women on September 29th. I went with a crowd of Black… Read more »

“If we don’t stand up for our rights, Donald Trump and his right-wing allies will take them away from us. We must get out the vote!”

National Organization for Women President Toni Van Pelt will be among the speakers on Saturday, January 20, Women’s March on Washington 2018. Women and allies will once again take to the streets of the nation’s capital to make a powerful statement to the current administration and the rest of the world. In a follow-up to… Read more »

National Organization for Women and Feminist Majority Endorse Northam, Fairfax, and Herring in Virginia

The National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Feminist Majority are proud to endorse Ralph Northam for Governor of Virginia, Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, and Mark Herring for Attorney General of Virginia. Women win with these three feminist candidates who each have proven track records of championing the issues important to women.

We Don’t Have to Be The Same

By Rachele Merliss, PAC Intern “What woman here is so enamored of her own oppression that she cannot see her heelprint upon another woman’s face?” -Audre Lorde, The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism   Lately, at meetings of feminist groups, I’ve noticed a pattern of silencing and exclusion. It starts with someone asking… Read more »

Creating a More Feminist Science

By Kathryn Gimborys, Government Relations Intern On April 22, 2017, thousands of scientists and individuals participated in a “March For Science” in Washington, D.C., with hundreds of additional satellite marches and actions taking place throughout the country. A direct response to the current administration’s disregard for scientific facts in policy-making decisions, the March sought to… Read more »