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 …
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With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, which has clinched a 6-3 majority on the high court, we should not expect to win many cases related to women’s rights. Those cases that pertain to reproductive rights are clearly in peril.
“Right now, we have to get out the vote,” Nunes said. “Not only is this the most consequential election of our time from a presidential standpoint, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that we must flip the Senate and elect representatives that uplift the voices of women, the LGBTQIA community, immigrants, the working class, BIPOC Americans, and all those whose rights will be at risk under a conservative-led Supreme Court.”
“Women have too much on the line this election and we will be the deciding vote. We are demanding a feminist agenda … women’s lives depend on it.”
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.