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05.18.2018

Donald Trump Won’t Stop Until He’s Put Planned Parenthood Out of Business But, Women Can Stop Donald Trump

The Trump Administration is scheduled to announce its plan to deliver on one of Donald Trump’s signature campaign promises—defunding Planned Parenthood. But that’s not the only harm the new federal rule would cause for women. Donald Trump wants to change the Title X federal family program to deny federal funding to any clinic that provides… Read more »

05.08.2018

New York’s Legislature Must Appoint a Woman Attorney General

The horrific claims of sexual violence made by four women against Eric Schneiderman have led to his resignation as New York attorney general, but more needs to happen if women are to feel safe. “The fact that Eric Schneiderman resigned within hours of the credible allegations against him demonstrates the strength of the public reckoning… Read more »

05.07.2018

Women Call Enough is Enough on R. Kelly

The National Organization for Women (NOW) supports the call to #MuteRKelly and we add our voices to our sisters’ inspiring call to action. We join with the Time’s Up Women of Color who are calling for R. Kelly’s record label, concert producers and related music industry companies to cut ties with the singer, who has… Read more »


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NOW Salutes Our Co-Founder Pauli Murray (1910 – 1985)

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: NOW Salutes Our Co-Founder Pauli Murray (1910 – 1985) A feminist icon ahead of her time who challenged race and gender discrimination in legal, societal, academic and religious circles. Pauli’s Legacy Lives On – Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray (1910-1985), great grand-daughter of enslaved persons, was a talented poet, thoughtful autobiographer and historian,… Read more »

New Roy Moore accusers challenged by his lawyer

NOW President Toni Van Pelt discusses the sexual misconduct allegations facing Roy Moore on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber. 

Divorcees warily eye GOP plan to cut alimony tax deduction

“We are really concerned because it would make tough, tense negotiations between couples even worse.”


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The link between domestic violence and mass shootings, explained by a gun policy expert

Devin Patrick Kelley had a history of domestic violence. So did Omar Mateen and many, many others. What’s going on?

The once-whispered topic of women’s menstruation now has political cachet

Spurred by grass-roots activism aimed at lifting the stigma surrounding menstruation, the lawmakers are proposing measures to provide broad access to menstrual products for women. Their efforts include exempting tampons and pads from state and local taxes, compelling prisons to stop charging inmates for the supplies and making them available for free at public schools and workplaces.

Nursing Home Abuse Is The Health Care Story You Should be Following

“Last month, the federal government signaled its intention to roll back protections critical to the health, safety and welfare of vulnerable nursing home residents. The rule they want to eliminate bans the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements. These agreements require older adults, people with disabilities and their families to waive their rights to the judicial system before a dispute even arises. Then, any dispute, even abuse or neglect, and regardless of how egregiously they’ve been harmed, is forced into secretive arbitration proceedings.”