NOW Celebrates Native American Heritage Month and Native Feminist Champions

WASHINGTON, D.C.—November marks Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the over 575 tribal communities of the United States, their cultures, and the countless contributions Native and Indigenous people have made to our society. At NOW, we are particularly thankful for the immeasurable contributions Native women have made in the name of feminism, climate justice, and equal rights for all.   From LaDonna Brave Bull Read more …

The Return of Feminist Champions to the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today’s victory for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was fueled by the commitment and resolve of millions of feminists who voted in record numbers.  Our vote is our voice—and we used it in this election to make history.  After four long years, we will finally put feminist champions back in the White House. Vice President–Elect Kamala Harris “stands on the shoulders” of the giants who came before her to make history Read more …

Women’s Community Transition Letter

NOW helped prepare a detailed set of policy recommendations for a new administration, focusing on the needs of women of color and marginalized communities. Entitled, Women Demand: A Letter to the Federal Elected Officials and Candidates from the Women’s Community, the letter was signed by more than 200 organizations, including 34 NOW chapters.

NOW Pushes For More Than Equality On Native Women’s Equal Pay Day

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Today, October 1, 2020, marks the date that Native women financially catch up to what their white male counterparts made in 2019. In the United States, it takes the average Native woman 22 months to make what the average white man makes over the course of one year. As NOW observes Native Women’s Equal Pay Day, we must address the ways in which Native women are continually disenfranchised by 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 …