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09.24.2018

Brett Kavanaugh Should Be Removed From The Bench

WASHINGTON–The news that Brett Kavanaugh allegedly committed sexual assault as a college student confirms what we’ve already known:  Brett Kavanaugh is unfit to serve as a judge. He’s not only unfit to sit on the Supreme Court, but he’s also unfit to hold the position he currently occupies on the United States Court of Appeals…. Read more »

09.20.2018

Christine Blasey Ford: “I Thought He Might Inadvertently Kill Me.” Christine Blasey Ford Deserves Justice

WASHINGTON–“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has said about the sexual assault perpetrated by Brett Kavanaugh.  Dr. Blasey was afraid for her life, and criminal conduct that put her life in danger must be investigated. NOW supports calls made by Anita Hill, among others, for a truly independent, neutral investigative… Read more »

09.19.2018

*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** PRESS CONFERENCE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 10 AM ET, NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

NOW Stands with Sexual Violence Experts and Survivors on Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Organization for Women (NOW) will join survivors and experts on sexual violence speaking out in support of Professor Christine Blasey Ford regarding her sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, September 20 at 10:00 AM… 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.”