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 Celebrates International Women’s Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Organization for Women takes this International Women’s Day to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world and the obstacles we have had to overcome on the journey.  This year has been a difficult one for women, who have been hard-hit by the physical, emotional, and financial damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic. Women Read more …

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 …

NOW Celebrates Women’s History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Women’s History Month and every month, NOW celebrates women’s historic achievements in the national spotlight and behind the scenes. Even now as women are bearing the brunt of a national health and economic crisis and are still the majority of frontline and essential workers battling COVID-19, they continue to overcome the obstacles before them and make strides 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 …