NOW Celebrates Disability Pride Month

Released on July 11, 2024

The month of July was designated as Disability Pride Month to mark the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was passed on July 26, 1990. The first celebration was a Disability Pride Day that year in Boston, and Chicago hosted Read more …

What Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Means NOW

Released on July 9, 2024

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is one of those yearly observances we don’t celebrate as a holiday—it’s more of a reminder, a marker, a warning. On this day, we calculate the extent of the disgraceful pay inequity that Black women face in the U.S.  This da Read more …

NOW Celebrates Civil Rights Signing Day

Released on July 2, 2024

Sixty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964—one of the most significant pieces of civil rights legislation in history. Here’s a link to President Johnson’s historic speech on that occasion.  But watching it Read more …

NOW Celebrates Juneteenth

Released on June 19, 2024

Juneteenth, the day that marks of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s, but it wasn’t until 2021 that it became a federal holiday. President Biden signed legislation t Read more …

NOW Celebrates Pride Month

Released on June 1, 2024

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate LGBTQIA+ communities and honor the significant victories since the historic Stonewall Uprising in June 1969.  Six days of protest after a police raid of a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Read more …

NOW Joins In Observing George Floyd Remembrance Day

Released on May 26, 2024

George Floyd Remembrance Day is a call to action. We at NOW are steadfast in our fight for federal legislation to ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants, and to challenge the qualified immunity protections that shield law enforcement from accountability.

Why Environmental Justice Is a Feminist Issue

Released on April 22, 2024

The first Earth Day in 1970 gave birth to the modern environmental movement as millions of Americans marched, spoke out, and participated in grassroots actions to safeguard our planet and protect our future. Today, Earth Day is regarded as the largest Read more …