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 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 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 …

NOW Calls for Boycott of South Carolina in Response to Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Organization for Women (NOW) has called for a boycott against the state of South Carolina in the wake of the state Senate passage of legislation that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The call is joined by the State President of NOW in South Carolina, Annette Bethel, and members of the Columbia NOW Read more …