WASHINGTON, D.C. — The results of the Virginia elections are a resounding affirmation of the power of grassroots action. NOW made electing a Virginia legislature that will protect women a top priority, and our members did what they do best. They organized, networked, knocked on doors, volunteered in campaigns, took voters to the polls—whatever it took to win this… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Electoral Politics
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.
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 »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — One hundred years ago, on June 4th, 1919, Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment and sent it off to the states for ratification. The amendment is brief, simply stating: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State… Read more »
“When we have more women in office, more women making these decisions, we won’t see these kinds of horrific laws.”
The result is an unfair playing field, tilted against women and minority candidates as they vie for media coverage, donations and votes, said Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women.
The record numbers of women in Congress and the incredible diversity they represent is bringing new energy and purpose to Washington.
Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), shared a similar sentiment, telling Newsweek: “I do think that we will have a woman candidate coming out of the primary. I don’t think any longer that it’s ‘if.’ I don’t think this train can be stopped.”
“The heads of three prominent groups that advocate for women said today that Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama Senate election will reverberate into the coming battles over tax cuts, abortion, birth control, health care, budget policy and entitlement spending—as well as the 2018 elections and women’s equality,” assert Toni Van Pelt, President of the… Read more »
Feminists swept battleground states and districts this election night–proving just how strong #TheResistance can be.