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 …

NOW Demands No Arbitrary Deadlines For Equality

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The decision by a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that would force the federal government to recognize the recent ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) by Virginia was an empty endorsement of an arbitrary deadline.   U.S District Judge Rudolph Contreras’s ruling means that women will have to continue to wait for a constitutional guarantee of equal rights. It has been nearly a half-century that we Read more …

NOW Calls for Boycott of South Carolina in Response to Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Organization for Women (NOW) has called for a boycott against the state of South Carolina in the wake of the state Senate passage of legislation that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The call is joined by the State President of NOW in South Carolina, Annette Bethel, and members of the Columbia NOW Read more …

NOW Joins Repro Blueprint Coalition to Applaud President Biden’s Executive Actions on Sexual and Reproductive Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Organization for Women (NOW) joins a diverse coalition of organizations to applaud President Biden for taking the first steps to undo the harms of the previous administration’s dangerous and restrictive policies that robbed countless people of the right to control their own bodies and access sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion.    Rescinding the Read more …

NOW Demands Equitable Treatment from Our Justice System

Charge Violent Perpetrators as Domestic Terrorists & Institute a   National Day of Apology for Peaceful Protestors Who Were Excessively Policed in the Past  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Make no mistake. What we witnessed taking place in our Capitol yesterday was a painful dichotomy of restoring democracy and domestic terrorism. As the morning started, many of us were elated with happiness and celebrating the Georgia victory of Senator-elect Warnock and Read more …