Honoring Heroes, Calling for Action During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

WASHINGTON – It is more important than ever to recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and to honor the fierce Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) feminists who have been at the forefront of intersectional feminism and racial and social justice movements for decades.    We recognize suffrage leader Dr. S.K. Chan as well as Patsy Mink who in 1965 became the first Asian American woman and first woman of color to serve in the U.S. Read more …

SCOTUS Must Stop Trump’s Xenophobia. Protect the Integrity of Our Census; Count Everyone

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a challenge to Donald Trump’s plan to stop the Census Bureau from counting undocumented immigrants in population totals used by each state for congressional reapportionment.    The Constitution clearly commands that the census count “all persons,” when drawing congressional districts—but Donald Trump wants to enshrine his xenophobia and racism by making the Census whiter and more privileged. This formula would take Congressional seats and funding away from states, 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 …

NOW Demands Justice for the 545 Separated Migrant Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The parents of over 545 migrant children still cannot be found. Lawyers have recently blown the whistle on the fact that two-thirds of the over 1,000 migrant parents separated from their children by the Trump Administration have since been deported and can no longer be located. To separate families in such a manner is a crime against humanity. NOW is outraged by the continuous mistreatment of immigrants seeking refuge and asylum here in Read more …

NOW Demands Justice for the Forced Sterilization of Detained Immigrant Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The recent account, by a licensed practical nurse-turned-whistleblower, regarding the treatment of detained immigrant women at Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia is beyond horrific – it is unconscionable and inhumane.  According to the complaint, a number of immigrant women reported being recommended hysterectomies, with so many taking place, the whistleblower compared Read more …