The 2016 election “was probably like a ‘wow’ moment for women,” said Christian Nunes, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW)
“He has really put forth a lot of things in his comprehensive agenda for women that really talks to speaking about equality for women and particularly women of color,” Nunes said.
“We’ve been told for millennia that we should be silent, we shouldn’t speak, we should submit, we’re not that smart,” said Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. “That long history adds to women thinking that they are not entitled to the vote or that they don’t need to make time for it. It’s really important for us to say to other women, ‘We want to hear what you have to say. We need your vote. We need to know what your opinion is.’ ”
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, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), shared a similar sentiment, telling Newsweek: “I do think that we will have a woman candidate coming out of the primary. I don’t think any longer that it’s ‘if.’ I don’t think this train can be stopped.”