The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was intended to protect religious freedom in individual cases, and not to ‘create blanket exemptions to laws that protect against discrimination.’
Signers included the American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP, the National Organization for Women and leading gay-rights organizations.
Amelia Boynton Robinson was an incredible activist, leader, and woman, and is remembered for her courage and strength throughout the civil rights movement.
NOW leaders and activists around the country are mourning the loss of civil rights leader Julian Bond, who passed away on August 15th.
NOW calls on the Department of Justice to conduct a thorough investigation into how five Black women can die while in custody in just a two-week span. NOW also calls on the Obama administration and on Congress to make a top priority of identifying and eliminating the systemic racism that pervades criminal justice in the U.S. What we are facing is nothing short of an emergency – we need answers, we need action, and we need sustainable change.
The abusive arrest and subsequent suspicious death of Sandra Bland is far — tragically far — from an isolated incident. In fact, on the same day that the facts started to emerge about Sandra Bland, Kindra Chapman, an 18-year-old African American girl reportedly took her own life in an Alabama prison cell, after being arrested for… Read more »
We call on the U.S. Justice Department to conduct a full investigation into what happened to Sandra Bland, and what systemic change is needed in Waller County.
I have privilege, and I have a lot of it. As a white, cisgender, upper-middle-class, able-bodied woman, I have a lot of advantages in society that other groups do not. Because of this, I am continuously striving to be a good ally to groups to which I do not belong. (I’m not perfect at this,… Read more »
It’s important to recognize that this was an act of racial terrorism, and tragically it did not occur in isolation.
Season 3 of Orange is the New Black is here, and I’m pumped. With its great writing and powerful storylines (that explore race, class, and sexuality), OITNB is a groundbreaking addition to TV. In a world where representation of women (and other gender minorities) is scarce, often clichéd and highly sexualized, OITNB depicts a haven… Read more »
NOW and DC NOW oppose plans for boys-only high school and say that girls of color should not be excluded.