Remembering George Floyd and His Legacy

Three years-ago today, George Floyd was brutally murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis. This tragedy was yet another devastating, culture-shifting inflection point in our history, creating an America before and one after.

NOW Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

Statement by National NOW Vice President Bear Atwood  May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, honoring the histories of people from across the Asian continent and the islands of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia.   The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC)—a group that promotes the interests of AAPI workers in the federal Read more …

Honoring Heroes, Calling for Action During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

WASHINGTON – It is more important than ever to recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and to honor the fierce Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) feminists who have been at the forefront of intersectional feminism and racial and social justice movements for decades.    We recognize suffrage leader Dr. S.K. Chan as well as Patsy Mink who in 1965 became the first Asian American woman and first woman of color to serve in the U.S. Read more …

NOW Responds to Chauvin Guilty Verdict

This verdict will not satisfy or silence us. Black people fear that they will become the next George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, or Duante Wright because of the police misconduct, white supremacy, and racial targeting that plagues our justice system and sees Black people as threats because of the color of their skin.

NOW Commemorates Black Feminist Trailblazers This Black History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Black History Month, NOW is excited to engage our grassroots in efforts that will move the country forward on racial justice issues. With a new administration in place, we know we must prioritize making progress towards ending police brutality, protecting Black trans and queer people, ensuring the health of Black mothers, and generally affirming, in both our words and our Read more …