The latest statement from the National Organization for Women regarding the 2014 Congressional election results.
Posts Categorized: Activism
There is a simple truth that we here at the National Organization for Women understand intimately: the fight for women’s equality is not over. This Thursday, August 14th, 2014 is the 79th anniversary of Social Security and, in the face of repeated attacks on reproductive health services, continued workplace and wage discrimination, and the persistent reliance on women as guardians and caregivers, we must celebrate and protect one of the greatest pieces of legislation in the United States’ history.
Clearly, it is past time to refocus the nation’s attention on our deep racial disparities in housing, economic well-being, education and health care. But it turns out that the MBK initiative is only for boys and young men of color. That’s a problem for anyone who cares about gender and racial justice.
First publicized over thirty years ago, the lack of women in clinical trial research of drugs and devices is still a serious problem. As CBS’s Sixty Minutes reported on May 25, we now know that women sometimes respond very differently to prescription drugs than men.
We’re seeing the cracks in gender norms as our society increasingly accepts different people in different roles. Women have access to the front lines, and men are choosing to stay at home. Escaping the tyranny of boy and girl toys is just one more step in the right direction.
Cristan Williams interviews Poppy Northcutt, President of Houston area NOW and Texas NOW, on her chapters’ longtime inclusion of trans activists. Says Poppy: “We didn’t have to go looking for enemies to our cause; they were everywhere around us. So when someone wanted to join us in the fight… we were thrilled. We quickly learned… Read more »
Terry speaks on voter turnout during the midterms and other feminist priorities on Ed Shultz’s radio show.
Women are essential to the labor movement–just ask Terry O’Neill, who spoke at the AFL-CIO’s WILD conference.
NOW joined Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Tallahassee to march against Stand Your Ground Laws and Florida prosecutor Angela Corey. “We say to prosecutor Corey: Not only should you resign, you need to stay out of public office for 60 years. Twenty years for Trayvon, 20 years for Jordan, 20 years for Marissa,” said… Read more »
NOW, along with the Color of Change advocacy group, is demanding Florida prosecutor Angela Corey be suspended. “Any way to get her out of office and for her to stay out of office is the goal,” says NOW president, Terry O’Neill.