Posts Categorized: Stopping Violence Against Women

Lobbying Tips for NOW Activists

Helpful tips and tricks to help you plan your next meeting with your member of Congress.

On International Women’s Day, NOW Calls for End to the “War on Women”

Women have made incredible strides in the 100 years since the first International Women’s Day, but the challenges ahead of us are extraordinary. The individual atrocities and indignities committed against women every day will not stop until the larger war against women is ended and full equality is guaranteed.

NOW Urges Democratic Leadership to Name Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Ranking Member of Oversight Committee

Congresswoman Maloney is the second-ranking Democrat on the committee after Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Towns (D-N.Y.), who is giving up his post, and has given his support to Maloney. NOW, with a coalition of women’s groups, has signed on to a letter of support for Congresswoman Maloney, strongly urging the Democratic leadership to honor seniority and appoint Maloney as the next Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

NOW Applauds Signing of Law to Address Safety of Native Women

President Obama signed the Tribal Law and Order Act into law. This landmark bill is a tribute to the years of hard work by Native women all across the country urging Congress to address violent crime and sexual assault on Indian lands. The law creates a new standard of more equitable law enforcement on Indian reservations that will discourage criminal activity, elevate public safety, and greatly improve the daily lives of Indian people and their neighbors. The Act will enhance the criminal justice system by improving and measuring the federal law enforcement response and will enhance coordination and communication between federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.