Replace Mitch McConnell’s Empty Promises on Police Reform With Real Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate’s failure to move decisively on comprehensive policing reform underscores the urgent need for Congress to follow the lead of their constituents, who overwhelmingly support an end to abusive policing practices, state-sanctioned violence and systemic brutality against Black people at the hands of law enforcement.  Senate Democrats are right to call B.S. on Read more …

Senate Confirms Wilson, Continuing Attack on Reproductive Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Moments ago, the Senate voted to confirm Judge Cory Wilson to the already conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. This court has jurisdiction over courts across Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas – three states with severely limited abortion access. By adding Wilson to the bench, the Trump administration and Senate Republicans have made this court a monumental threat to women’s rights and reproductive freedom in these states.   Cory Read more …

Resignations Are Not Enough—Georgia Needs Structural Police Reform to Stop Systemic Racism

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW applauds Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for announcing the departure of police chief Erika Shields, and calling for the immediate termination of Garrett Rolfe, the officer who killed Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a Wendy’s drive through.  But firing Officer Rolfe won’t quiet the outrage, or address the injustice, felt by Black communities whose Read more …

The Reversal of Health Protections for Transgender Patients Is Hateful and Cruel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the four-year anniversary of the 2016 PULSE nightclub shooting and during Pride month, the Trump administration announced its final rule – a slap in the face erasing health care protections for transgender Americans. During a global pandemic when health disparities are revealing deep inequities in our system, this rule perpetuates continued discrimination, structural racism, transphobia, and homophobia.   This action makes it easier for doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies to deny Read more …

Landmark Supreme Court Decision Protects LGBTQIA+ Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court took a stand for freedom, justice, and equality today when it ruled that federal anti-discrimination laws protect gay and transgender employees.  NOW Foundation was an amici in this case, which defended the rights of two employees who were fired for being gay, and another who came out as transgender.  Read more …