The National Organization for Women congratulates former NOW president Kim Gandy on her new position as vice president and general counsel at the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation. Gandy served in the national NOW office for 22 years, including two terms as the organization’s president, ending in July 2009. She recently completed a resident fellowship at the Harvard Institute of Politics, where she taught a series of seminars on “Winning Across Progressive Movements.”
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Once again, women’s reproductive rights are under attack in this country. Anti-choice legislators are using health care reform as an opportunity to further restrict women’s access to abortion. One such plunderer is Pennsylvania Representative Joseph Pitts, who co-authored an amendment to deny millions of women abortion coverage, and then when the Stupak-Pitts Amendment passed, Pitts voted against the main bill anyway.
As a former television reporter, I have always admired Sawyer for her tenacity, grace, and longevity in a harsh business that consistently hires young, and cheap beauties. Sawyer’s prominence on ABC’s WNT will only illuminate the fact that women play important roles in society, influence, and power.
Everything is NOT equal in academia just because Title IX passed in 1972. The truth of the matter is that a few decades haven’t had the time to undo centuries of discrimination.
I’m sure you’ve all gotten The Question — the question of “are you a feminist?” It may have been from a friend, a teacher, a parent, or a complete stranger. But at some point, at sometime, someone has asked you. And when we say “yes,” there’s the knee-j…
NOW is proud to endorse the grassroots National Equality March taking place in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11, 2009. In the 21st century, it is simply outrageous not to have full equality under the law for all people, including women, lesbians and women of color — and we have a moral obligation to change that.
The National Organization for Women is proud to celebrate Women’s Equality Day this year by launching Say It, Sister! – a new blog designed to inform, inspire and instigate feminist activism.
“Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in May, anti-abortion forces have set their sights on Dr. LeRoy Carhart. Operation Rescue plans to besiege Dr. Carhart’s Nebraska clinic this weekend in an attempt to terrorize the clinic workers and their patients, with the ultimate goal of closing down the facility,” said NOW President Terry O’Neill. “Because NOW believes that it is every woman’s right to have access to the full range of reproductive health care, I will be there to stand with leaders and activists from NOW and other organizations to help defend these brave providers.”
Indianapolis will host the 2009 National Organization for Women Conference and NOW Election, June 19-21, at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites. NOW’s conference theme this year, Turning the Tide for Equality, reflects the changing political landscape and renewed sense of hope for advances in women’s rights. It is also a fitting theme as NOW prepares to elect a new president and leadership team.
NOW President Kim Gandy says, “Along with NOW activists everywhere, I am terribly saddened at the passing of longtime NOW and lesbian rights activist Del Martin. We extend our love and condolences to Del’s wife, Phyllis Lyon, who was her partner in life and in activism for more than half a century.”