National Organization for Women and Feminist Majority: “Fired Up! Ready to Vote!” Featuring Special Guests Gloria Steinem, Ashley Judd and More

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The National Organization for Women (NOW) is teaming up with Feminist Majority for their first-ever virtual national conference. “Fired Up! Ready to Vote!” brings together feminist activists and NOW members from across the United States for engaging plenaries and dynamic workshops to discuss voting strategies ahead of the most consequential election of our time and the countless feminist issues that are at stake.   Day two of Read more …

We’re Still Seeking Justice For Breonna Taylor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The decision by a Louisville grand jury to indict a single former police officer for endangering Breonna Taylor’s neighbors by recklessly firing his gun during a no-knock raid on her apartment does not end our demand for justice. No one was disciplined—let alone indicted—for her killing.  The grand jury was constrained by Kentucky law and by the Read more …

NOW Demands More Than a Payout for Breonna Taylor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), and its first Black president in 50 years, I have especially followed the ”Justice for Breonna Taylor” movement.  It has been moving to see so many others mobilize, whether they are young activists on social media or major influencers like Oprah Winfrey, to keep this issue at the forefront.    While we applaud the settlement this week of $12 million Read more …

NOW Demands Justice for Jacob Blake

Urge the Senate to Pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Today  WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, Jacob Blake was shot at least seven times in the back by police, while three of his children watched in horror. Yesterday, the whole nation witnessed Jacob Blake Sr. cry out — “My son matters.  He’s a Read more …

NOW Celebrates the Life of John Lewis — And We Pledge to Honor His Legacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At Congressman John Lewis’s last appearance in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the historic 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge—where state troopers launched a vicious attack on peaceful demonstrators that left him with a fractured skull,–– he returned to a message that he advocated for throughout his life, the power of the right to vote.  Already diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, John Lewis looked back on that day and said, “We were Read more …