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 …

NOW Applauds Biden Administration’s Historic Move to Put More Women in the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW applauds President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for their decision to appoint an all-woman senior communications team in the White House, and a diverse economics team that includes more women in key roles than ever before, including Treasury Secretary, OMB Director and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers.  For the first time, all the top Read more …

The Return of Feminist Champions to the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today’s victory for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was fueled by the commitment and resolve of millions of feminists who voted in record numbers.  Our vote is our voice—and we used it in this election to make history.  After four long years, we will finally put feminist champions back in the White House. Vice President–Elect Kamala Harris “stands on the shoulders” of the giants who came before her to make history Read more …