NOW Demands Justice for the 545 Separated Migrant Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The parents of over 545 migrant children still cannot be found. Lawyers have recently blown the whistle on the fact that two-thirds of the over 1,000 migrant parents separated from their children by the Trump Administration have since been deported and can no longer be located. To separate families in such a manner is a crime against humanity. NOW is outraged by the continuous mistreatment of immigrants seeking refuge and asylum here in Read more …

Women’s Community Transition Letter

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.

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Every Day, We Must Uplift Native Women’s Voices

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, October 12, NOW is proud to continue to take part in the national movement to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day and to reject the racist history of the Columbus Day observance. To continue to honor the legacy of a man who stole sacred and ancestral land from Indigenous people and caused centuries of colonization and genocide is an act of violence against Native Americans. Instead, we must utilize this day to Read more …

NOW Pushes For More Than Equality On Native Women’s Equal Pay Day

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Today, October 1, 2020, marks the date that Native women financially catch up to what their white male counterparts made in 2019. In the United States, it takes the average Native woman 22 months to make what the average white man makes over the course of one year. As NOW observes Native Women’s Equal Pay Day, we must address the ways in which Native women are continually disenfranchised by Read more …