Posts Categorized: Promoting Diversity & Ending Racism

We’re Doing the Work; Why Aren’t We Seeing the Equity? For Women’s Equality Day, Experts Weigh In

“Black women are still not fully recognized in their authentic selves for the unique and powerful assets and experiences they can contribute,” said Christian F. Nunes, Vice President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and chair of NOW’s Racial Justice Committee.

Trump’s Racist Tweets Prompt Foundations to Speak Out

But Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, didn’t shy away from coming out swinging and naming names. “Donald Trump’s racist attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings and his hateful comments about Baltimore reveal his craven political agenda of stoking racial fear and division to win re-election,” Van Pelt said. “Our supporters know… Read more »

Is the Equal Rights Amendment finally on the cusp of passage?

Minnesota will be center stage for conversations about women’s rights. Leaders of the feminist movement will gather in the Twin Cities in mid-July for the annual conference of the National Organization for Women.

NOW’s Response to Donald Trump’s Racism

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s no wonder that practically the only President that Donald Trump can name is Andrew Johnson.  Among the impeached former president’s regular pronouncements on race was his vow that “Before I would see this Government destroyed, I would send every negro back to Africa, disintegrated and blotted out of space.” Until now,… Read more »

Save the Date: National Organization for Women Annual Conference,  “Feminist Agenda Rising: Our Time is Now” to   Focus on Promoting the Women’s Agenda in 2020 Elections 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From protecting women’s reproductive health and equal pay, to immigration reform and the importance of the female vote in the upcoming elections, women’s issues are dominating headlines every single day. Next month in Minnesota, the National Organization for Women (NOW)  will hold its annual conference, with events revolving around this year’s theme: “Feminist Agenda Rising: Our Time is Now.” NOW and its members will come… Read more »

Supreme Court Stops Trump From Weaponizing the Census Against Immigrants—For Now

Democracy won a big victory at the U.S Supreme Court when Donald Trump’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census was defeated.  But trust in this core document of our democracy has already been eroded. Scores of immigrants got the message that the census was going to be a vehicle for disenfranchising… Read more »

Advocacy Groups On the Importance of Celebrating Juneteenth

This important date still receives little attention—and often outright hostility—from those outside the Black community. School textbooks identify the Emancipation Proclamation as ending slavery, ignoring that it persisted for years in some regions. The relative obscurity of Juneteenth in our national dialogue serves as a reminder that White supremacy is still entrenched in how Americans understand our history—and its impact on the present.