Making LGBTQIA+ Youth Rights Mandatory: Strengthen Title IX Enforcement

In a time where the COVID-19 pandemic has caused difficulties in our lives, we are finally reopening our world and navigating this new normal. For many youths who come from poverty impacted communities, many are returning to their schools with added anxiety and uncertainty in the fall. However, students of color and the LGBTQIA+ community Read more …

I am Strong, I am not Indestructible: Black Women & Their Right to Therapy

Can we speak candidly, feminist activist to feminist activist? March was Mental Health Awareness month, yet Black women’s mental health is hardly given its deserved awareness. The infamous “strong Black woman” trope dehumanizes us by elevating our resilience to a superhuman level where help is seemingly never needed. Even when a Black woman overcomes this damaging trope, she faces Read more …

NOW Commemorates Juneteenth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Organization for Women recognizes Juneteenth– the holiday commemorating the day the last enslaved people in this country were finally freed. While Juneteenth has long been celebrated by the Black community, many Americans don’t even know the history of the holiday. This lack of awareness is another example of how history is told and distorted Read more …

Addressing the Femicide: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Under the Trump Administration these past four years, the bold advances that women have made over the past decades, particularly those of our Black, Indigenous, Women of Color, Latinx, trans, and gender non-conforming relatives, have come under threat of regressing. We know the first 100 days are crucial in setting the tone and establishing priorities Read more …

NOW Announces the Launch of RUN NOW

Political training program will develop the next generation of feminist leaders  Washington, D.C. –  In an effort to increase women’s political representation, the National Organization for Women (NOW) today unveiled RUN NOW, a unique program to train NOW members how to run for office and/or run a political campaign. Through impactful partnerships with leading progressive political organizations including Emerge and EMILY’s List. RUN NOW will prepare the next generation of feminist leaders to assume positions of power in politics.  Available exclusively to NOW members, this Read more …