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 …

August 13 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
NOW Demands that the Road to Racial Justice MUST include Economic Justice for Black Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 2020, NOW reaffirms our commitment to economic justice and racial equity, two of our core issues. Pay equity has been a central demand of feminists for years, but we must also recognize that structural sexism and racism in this nation is inextricable from economic oppression.  In 2019, Black women were paid Read more …

Juneteenth Resources and Celebration

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.

White Allyship 101: Resources to Get to Work

A white ally acknowledges the limits of her/his/their knowledge about other people’s experiences but doesn’t use that as a reason not to think and/or act. A white ally does not remain silent but confronts racism as it comes up daily, but also seeks to deconstruct it institutionally and live in a way that challenges systemic oppression, at the risk of experiencing some of that oppression. Being a white ally entails building relationships with both people of color, and also with white people in order to challenge them in their thinking about race. White allies don’t have it all figured out, but are deeply committed to non-complacency.