NOW advocates for wide range of economic justice issues affecting women, from the glass ceiling to the sticky floor of poverty. These include welfare reform, livable wages, job discrimination, pay equity, housing, social security and pension reform, and much more.
By Naomi P., Communications Intern Being an ethnically ambiguous person comes with a lot of privileges; however, answering the constant questions about my identity is not one them. Like many other exoticized women, I am asked on an almost daily basis:… Read more »
By Nairi Azaryan, Communications Intern A pipeline is a human made structure, moving substance swiftly and uninterrupted from point A to B. The school to prison pipeline does just that, sending young children of color, disproportionately girls, from sc… Read more »
By Leora Lihach, President’s Office Intern As the millennial generation begins to take center stage in the world, the feminist movement is at risk of severely slowing down. Too many young adults believe that feminism is off-limits to men and a dangerou… Read more »
The term “lean in” has been used fairly regularly in feminist discourse. It originated in a book published by Sheryl Sandberg that discusses factors that hold women back in the workforce and how women, she says, often hold themselves back. And I largel… Read more »
“We are really concerned because it would make tough, tense negotiations between couples even worse.”Read more
Yesterday, the House Republican leadership shamefully rammed through a tax bill, H.R.1, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that expands the deficit by more than $1.5 trillion over ten years, increases taxes on and eliminates important tax benefits for middle- and… Read more »Read more
“We don’t talk about the men, and how the men should change.”Read more
Trump is a bully, and he’s picking on young people. But this is not a schoolyard, and the potential for danger is very real.Read more
Printable PDF ISSUE ADVISORY: GOP Tax Nightmare- Billions for the Rich; Less for Everyone Else, Especially Women November 13, 2017 Donors Demand their Big Tax Cut – The billionaires and millionaires who gave huge campaign contributions to Republican ca… Read more »
Printable PDF A Million Thanks to Organizers and Marchers – Women Made History! January 24, 2017 NOW activists are still thrilled and energized by the overwhelming turnout – not only for the Women’s March on Washington – but the impressive marches that… Read more »
Republicans Plan Repeal of Progressive Gains With Donald Trump’s assumption to the White House and majority GOP control of the Senate and House, Republicans plan to move full speed ahead with their radical agenda of repealing scores of Obama initiatives, enacting their long-desired agenda of drastically cutting funding for social safety net programs, repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (which would also eliminate the contraceptive insurance coverage mandate), converting Social Security and Medicare to private investment accounts and voucher approaches and enacting substantial tax cuts for upper income earners, weakening public schools through a massive voucher program and most alarming, narrowing women’s access to reproductive health care – among many other regressive and harmful actions. It is, indeed, an alarming prospect.
As we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, August 26, it seems like a good time to take stock. Predictably, we find a mixed record of modest advances towards equality and the stubbornly persistent inequalities. Here’s a quick rundown, starting with the important advances.