NOW Recognizes the Black Maternal Health Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW is proud to join Black Mamas Matter Alliance and other organizations across the country in showing our support for Black Maternal Health Week. While it is clearer than ever that the inequitable and discriminatory American health care system fails Black mothers, these mothers have been feeling this pain for centuries. The United States has the highest pregnancy-related death rate in the developed world — a rate which is on the rise, Read more …

Now Urges Congress to Vote YES to Protect Pregnant Workers

Washington, D.C. — This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694), a bill that aims to eliminate discrimination and promote economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for those whose ability to perform functions of their job are limited by pregnancy, childcare, and other related medical conditions.    For decades pregnant people have lost their much-needed jobs Read more …