NOW Demands Equal Pay for Mothers

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, NOW recognizes Mom’s Equal Pay Day and acknowledges the enormous wage disparities between mothers and fathers in our nation. Especially in the present moment, sex-based pay discrimination prevents mothers from receiving equal pay for equal work and makes the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic even more devastating.   We know that in 2019, on average, mothers were paid 70 cents to every Read more …

Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder Was Also A Hate Crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Organization for Women has signed on to a letter calling on the Department of Justice to open a full and thorough hate crime investigation into the horrific killing of Ahmaud Arbery, who was chased down and shot to death by armed vigilantes while peacefully jogging in a suburban Georgia neighborhood.  Like Read more …

NOW Demands Justice for George Floyd

WASHINGTON – The shocking video out of Minneapolis shows another black man, George Floyd, being brutalized by another white police officer as he kneels on the prostrate man’s neck, pressing the full weight of his body on his handcuffed, unarmed victim.  Mr. Floyd is seen gasping and crying out for help, shouting “I cannot breathe,” and Read more …

The “Heroes Act” Isn’t Politics—It’s Essential, Especially For Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The $3 trillion coronavirus aid package to be voted on by the House today has been called a “Democratic wish list” and a “1,800-page press release” by Republican critics, with Mitch McConnell saying Congress should hit “pause” until after Memorial Day for further relief for American workers and families.   But we can’t wait another day Read more …