WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ninety-nine years ago we finally saw the end of men’s denial of women’s fundamental right to vote. Through 150 years of organizing, protesting and perseverance suffragists broke the unjust constraints on women’s constitutional rights as citizens. As we near the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote being enshrined in the constitution, we… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Feminist History/Achievements
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) in soccer made history by winning their fourth World Cup trophy, but the legacy of discrimination against women athletes continues. This is one reason NOW is standing up in support of two important pieces of legislation that would help female athletes finally get the compensation they deserve. The USWNT, led by… Read more »
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.
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 »
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 »
Toni Van Pelt of the National Organization for Women talked about ongoing efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
“As evidenced by this historic hearing, momentum is growing to finally ratify the Equal Rights Amendment,” said National Organization for Women President Toni Van Pelt. “For more than 50 years NOW has mounted countless actions to protect the equal rights of women and girls in the Constitution and we are excited to begin this final march towards… Read more »
“We are equal, but we need to be put in the Constitution,” said Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women. “We need to be recognized. And we need men to stand with us.”
“No more excuses. No more excuses,” Rep. Jackie Spear, D-Calif.
For the first time in nearly four decades, the House Judiciary Committee will hold an official hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This exciting development exemplifies the growing momentum behind finally ratifying the ERA in the Constitution. The hearing will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m in room 2141 of the… Read more »