Posts Categorized: Stopping Violence Against Women

Two Prominent Women Defend General Against Sexual Assault Claim

“The fix is in to elevate Gen. John E. Hyten,” Toni Van Pelt, the president of the National Organization for Women, said in a statement, “despite credible accusations of sexual assault made by an officer under his command.” She called on the committee to allow Colonel Spletstoser to testify publicly.

The Senate Fails Again to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The fix is in to elevate General John E. Hyten to be vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the military’s second highest position, despite credible accusations of sexual assault made by an officer under his command. Col. Kathryn Spletstoser has told investigators and the media about Gen. Hyten’s repeated sexual advances,… Read more »

Is the Equal Rights Amendment finally on the cusp of passage?

Minnesota will be center stage for conversations about women’s rights. Leaders of the feminist movement will gather in the Twin Cities in mid-July for the annual conference of the National Organization for Women.

Good Riddance Acosta — People Protecting Pedophiles Have No Place in Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s far past time Alexander Acosta resigned. Since December, the National Organization for Women has been calling on him to leave his post as Secretary of Labor. Acosta allowed Jeffrey Epstein, a serial child molester, to use his wealth, power and influence to escape serious penalties for his crimes. The charges brought against… Read more »

NOW Condemns Sexist and Racist Behavior by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agents

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recent reporting confirms that migrants are being subjected to inhumane conditions at detention centers run by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agency. Furthermore, an investigation by ProPublica revealed abhorrent online behavior of CBP agents targeting both women and people of color with hostile and derogatory remarks. NOW stands against the… Read more »

Save the Date: National Organization for Women Annual Conference,  “Feminist Agenda Rising: Our Time is Now” to   Focus on Promoting the Women’s Agenda in 2020 Elections 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From protecting women’s reproductive health and equal pay, to immigration reform and the importance of the female vote in the upcoming elections, women’s issues are dominating headlines every single day. Next month in Minnesota, the National Organization for Women (NOW)  will hold its annual conference, with events revolving around this year’s theme: “Feminist Agenda Rising: Our Time is Now.” NOW and its members will come… Read more »