The Fight to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment Is Happening NOW

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW welcomes the move by the Attorneys General of the last three states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment—Nevada, Illinois, and Virginia—to file an opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. This would end the unlawful obstruction of constitutional equality by the U.S. Archivist, who is required Read more …

How ERA is good for the economy

Women are the backbone of our economy, and their contributions cannot be understated; women drive 70-80 percent of consumer behavior and contribute trillions of dollars to the economy.

NOW Demands No Arbitrary Deadlines For Equality

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The decision by a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that would force the federal government to recognize the recent ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) by Virginia was an empty endorsement of an arbitrary deadline.   U.S District Judge Rudolph Contreras’s ruling means that women will have to continue to wait for a constitutional guarantee of equal rights. It has been nearly a half-century that we Read more …

Celebrating the Centennial of a Feminist Icon: Betty Friedan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of National Organization for Women (NOW) co-founder Betty Friedan. Her groundbreaking work as the “mother” of the modern women’s rights movement includes her seminal book, The Feminine Mystique, and her election as NOW’s first president.   An author, journalist, educator, and activist, Friedan launched NOW on June 30, 1966 while at Read more …