NOW Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Released on November 1, 2022

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month in 2022, I urge you to uplift success stories like Rep. Peltola’s, while acknowledging so much more needs to be done to protect and support indigenous women.

NOW Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month

Released on October 14, 2022

The barriers faced by women business owners to this very day remain a large threat. Women business owners, especially those in marginalized communities, still regularly face systemic racism, harassment, misogyny, and inequality in their respective fields. This is why NOW continues to advocate for protections and policies such as pay equity, maternal healthcare, financial literacy, and more.

NOW Takes Action on Indigenous People’s Day

Released on October 10, 2022

This day should honor the cultures of Indigenous people rather than the colonizer, Christopher Columbus, in a meaningful way in wider recognition of Indigenous history, contributions, and resilience.

NOW Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Released on October 4, 2022

Outside of enshrining laws that provide survivors with the ultimate protections, we must increase funding and institute community-based resources to support and implement the laws we put into place. We must work to close the systemic gaps that influence domestic violence and IVP.

NOW Pushes for Equality on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Released on September 21, 2022

09/21/2022 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 …

NOW Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Released on September 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — September 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s a time to celebrate the culture, history, contributions, and achievements of Hispanic and Latinx-Americans. Hispanic Heritage Month is an important occasion to recognize the sig Read more …

Little to Celebrate on Women’s Equality Day

Released on August 26, 2022

One hundred-two years ago today, (white) women were finally granted the Constitutional right to vote. We now honor this as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate a milestone that catalyzed decades of progress for women. However, it’s disingenuous to celeb Read more …

It’s Time To Vote For Women’s Lives in Kansas

Released on August 1, 2022

On Tuesday, August 2nd, voters across Kansas will vote on language to alter the state constitution, revoking a woman’s right to have an abortion. Kansas is the first state to vote on abortion rights since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June Read more …

NOW Celebrates 50 Years of Title IX

Released on June 23, 2022

Today marks 50 years since the passage of Title IX – the landmark civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs and activities that receive federal funding. The provision was passed as part of the Education Amendments of 19 Read more …

NOW Honors And Celebrates Juneteenth

Released on June 19, 2022

The National Organization for Women recognizes and celebrates Juneteenth, commemorating the day that the last enslaved people were emancipated. Juneteenth has long been recognized by Black communities on the statewide level but was only recognized last Read more …