Today marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, a date that acknowledges both the racial and gender pay gap that significantly impacts Black women in the workforce.
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African American women were paid only 65.3 percent of White men’s wages as a result of sexism and white supremacy. We strive for Black women’s pay equity.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the National Organization for Women celebrates Juneteenth, commemorating the day 154 years ago when Texan slaves learned that the Civil War was won and they were free. On June 19, 1865, over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Major General Gordon Granger and his regiment arrived in Galveston, Texas and issued… Read more »
The 2018 midterm saw great victories for the Democratic Party but more importantly, for the first time in America’s history, Congress will resemble the people it has sworn to serve. The 116th Congress will include the first black representative from Massachusetts, the first Muslim woman, the first Palestinian women, the first Native American women, and… Read more »
NOW will continue to work with our allies to legislatively overrule Vance and Nassar to correct what Justice Ginsburg called ‘this court’s wayward interpretations of Title VII.’ We will also continue to fight for policies that foster racial diversity in higher education — without which communities of color will continue to face unjust barriers in employment and beyond.
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In a statement from NOW President and NOW/PAC Chair Terry O’Neill, “The National Organization for Women is sad to see Connie Saltonstall withdraw from the congressional race in Michigan’s 1st District. Saltonstall bravely stepped forward to take on the incumbent — reproductive rights foe and health care reform obstructer Rep. Bart Stupak — in the state’s Democratic primary. She opened the door for other candidates and may even have lead to Stupak’s decision not to seek another term. And how did the Democratic Party reward her? Disgracefully, by withholding its support.”
The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee is proud to announce our endorsement of Lois Herr for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 16th District. Lois is taking on the all-important challenge of unseating Rep. Joe Pitts, co-author of the outrageous Stupak-Pitts Amendment. Lois rightly called this amendment “a direct attack on the freedom and privacy of American women.”
NOW is committed to ending racism, promoting diversity, and advancing issues important to women of color – from lobbying for voting rights, affirmative action, fair housing and living wage laws, to campaigning against apartheid and punitive welfare “reform.”