NOW advocates for a wide range of economic justice issues, all of which limit women’s freedom and success. These include welfare reform, livable wages, paid sick leave, job discrimination, pay equity, financial literacy, and more. We know that these issues impact women of color at much higher rates and that economic justice is intertwined with racial justice, reproductive freedom, and our other core issues.
Watch the video below to understand why.
Education or Criminalization?
Allies in Equality—Him and Her for Each Other
“Leaning in” won’t liberate us
Latina Equal Pay Day: How Employers Can Close the Pay GapAccording to Nunes equal pay “isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the best investment we can make”. Read more...
NOW Pushes for Equality on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day09/21/2022 WASHINGTON— NOW recognizes Black Women’s Equal Pay Day and the need for transformative change that addresses the gender and racial inequalities that economically plague Black women. Black women are the backbone of our workforce but are often Read more … Read more...
On Equal Pay Day, NOW Commits to the Push for Economic JusticeWASHINGTON, D.C. — Today is Equal Pay Day, a stark reminder of how far into the year women must work to be paid what men were paid the previous year. White women working full time in the U.S. make 83 cents for every dollar made by white men: that add Read more … Read more...
Narrowing of state, U.S. gender wage gaps slow; may widen post-pandemic“Women earn 83 cents on the dollar, but really that breaks down when we happen to look at race,” said Christian F. Nunes, president at the National Organization for Women. “It’s really a white woman earning 83 cents on the white man’s dollar.” Read more...
Title IX: The Civil Rights Law that Opens Doors – 50th Anniversary
“No person in the United States shall, based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” – Title IX, signed by Read more …
TISSUE ADVISORY: Protect Your Right to Organize in the Workplace with the PRO Act
Employees of Amazon and Starbucks are making progress in their unionization efforts with these giant companies. The timing for bringing forward legislation in the Senate that would strengthen efforts of workers to organize is called for. In his State of the Union Message, President Biden called for passage of the PRO Act.
Abortion Cases in the SCOTUS Pipeline: What Can We Anticipate?
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.
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.