“NOW is so pleased that Harvard will finally have a female president — and it has only taken them 371 years. Larry Summers, we couldn’t have done it without you,” said NOW President Kim Gandy.
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The National Organization for Women (NOW) celebrates Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign announcement as a proud moment for women everywhere. Reflecting the dreams of suffragists at Seneca Falls in 1848 and the vision of NOW’s founders 40 years ago, this weekend Clinton became the first woman ever to enter the race for U.S. president as the clear frontrunner for a major party’s nomination.
On Monday, Jan. 22, NOW will hold its annual candlelight vigil in the shadow of the U.S. Supreme Court, commemorating the 34th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision affirming women’s constitutional right to abortion.
With the U.S. Capitol serving as a backdrop for this historic moment, NOW leaders and feminist activists will celebrate the most powerful woman in the United States, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), with a gesture that says: Way to Go!.