Don’t Throw Social Security Under the Bus!

This is a big week for Republicans in Congress. They’ve been telling us for months what they’re against — anything that helps women and working families, and anything proposed by Barack Obama — now, it’s their turn to say what they’re for as they unveil their new budget plan. Most of the media coverage is Read more …

“Don’t Throw Social Security Under the Bus!”

NOW President Terry O’Neill said today that a plan being floated on Capitol Hill to establish a new deficit commission in exchange for eliminating automatic budget cuts known as the sequester puts Social Security and Medicare at risk.

NOW Grassroots Victories in 2014

2014 has been a busy year for NOW!  Our grassroots activists have been hard at work, refusing to stay silent as conservatives attempt to deny women their rights.  From Alaska to Louisiana, New York to Texas, Rhode Island to Missouri, activists across the country are standing up for women! Activists started off 2014 by celebrating Read more …

We Are So Over 2014

2014 has been a rough year for women and feminists, to say the least. Between the Hobby Lobby decision and the results of the 2014 mid-term elections it is easy to feel discouraged.  As the year wraps up, let’s look back on the good and the bad of the past year, and get ready to Read more …

Social Security turns 79: celebrating nearly eight decades of support for women

There is a simple truth that we here at the National Organization for Women understand intimately: the fight for women’s equality is not over. This Thursday, August 14th, 2014 is the 79th anniversary of Social Security and, in the face of repeated attacks on reproductive health services, continued workplace and wage discrimination, and the persistent reliance on women as guardians and caregivers, we must celebrate and protect one of the greatest pieces of legislation in the United States’ history.