Posts Categorized: Electoral Politics

Virginia Voters Say “ERA Yes!”

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 »

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.

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 »

NOW Celebrates the Centennial of the Senate Passing the Nineteenth Amendment

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 »

2020 Election Could Bring First Woman President but Who Will it Be? Women’s Groups Say ‘This Train Can’t Be Stopped’

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.”

What Doug Jones’ Victory Means For Women

“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 »