A Response to President Biden’s Address to Congress

“Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President.” We heard these words said by a president for the first time last night in President Biden’s first address to Congress.    The optics of this watershed moment cannot be understated. Last night inspired the next generation of women leaders after millions of little girls around the country saw a pair of smart, driven, and assertive women Read more …

NOW Celebrates Women’s History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Women’s History Month and every month, NOW celebrates women’s historic achievements in the national spotlight and behind the scenes. Even now as women are bearing the brunt of a national health and economic crisis and are still the majority of frontline and essential workers battling COVID-19, they continue to overcome the obstacles before them and make strides Read more …

Celebrating the Centennial of a Feminist Icon: Betty Friedan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of National Organization for Women (NOW) co-founder Betty Friedan. Her groundbreaking work as the “mother” of the modern women’s rights movement includes her seminal book, The Feminine Mystique, and her election as NOW’s first president.   An author, journalist, educator, and activist, Friedan launched NOW on June 30, 1966 while at Read more …

NOW Commemorates Black Feminist Trailblazers This Black History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Black History Month, NOW is excited to engage our grassroots in efforts that will move the country forward on racial justice issues. With a new administration in place, we know we must prioritize making progress towards ending police brutality, protecting Black trans and queer people, ensuring the health of Black mothers, and generally affirming, in both our words and our Read more …