National Organization for Women and Feminist Majority: “Fired Up! Ready to Vote!” Featuring Special Guests Gloria Steinem, Ashley Judd and More

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The National Organization for Women (NOW) is teaming up with Feminist Majority for their first-ever virtual national conference. “Fired Up! Ready to Vote!” brings together feminist activists and NOW members from across the United States for engaging plenaries and dynamic workshops to discuss voting strategies ahead of the most consequential election of our time and the countless feminist issues that are at stake.   Day two of Read more …

NOW Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. From now until October 15, we celebrate the cultures and heritage of Hispanic and Latinx Americans as well as the countless achievements these communities have made throughout history.  NOW honors activists like Dolores Huerta, the civil rights and labor movement pioneer who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association in the 1960s, working tirelessly to make certain that U.S. farmworkers received labor rights. We also honor Sylvia Rivera, the Read more …

NOW Partners with Coronavirus Care Fund to Offer Relief for Domestic Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In 2019, 91.5 percent of all domestic workers in the United States were women, and 57.1 percent were people of color. Now the Coronavirus is decimating the livelihoods of many domestic employees as their employers close off their homes, and those who are still employed are risking their safety to keep working. A high number of domestic workers are also undocumented immigrants, so despite paying taxes, they will not receive unemployment benefits Read more …

NOW Celebrates Intersectional Feminists This Women’s History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Throughout Women’s History Month, and especially on International Women’s Day, NOW celebrates the women past and present who risked everything and worked tirelessly for women’s rights. They countered attacks on the constitutional right to equality for women in the United States and rallied to secure the right to vote. But as we prepare to celebrate the historic 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment this year, we recognize that many women of color continue to face Read more …