Press Releases for 2018

Stop Brett Kavanaugh and End the Toxic Culture of Male Fury

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump Jr. just said that the current debate over sexual assault has made him more worried for his sons than his daughters. Ann Coulter mocked the “snickering at white men” and asserted “there has never been a more pacific, less rapey creature than the white male of Western European descent.” Of course,… Read more »

The FBI Must Investigate The Charges Against Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to send Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Senate floor, just hours after Kavanaugh’s appalling testimony.  His lies, political attacks and aggressive, bullying behavior underlined just how unfit he is to serve on any judicial bench. At the last minute, Senator Jeff Flake has joined the call for… Read more »

One Witness Told The Truth—One Witness Lied

WASHINGTON — Dr. Christine Blasey Ford did the nation a profound service with her brave, compelling and honest testimony today.  No one will ever forget her recollection of the way Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge laughed at victimizing and terrorizing a 15-year old girl. The contrast with Brett Kavanaugh’s smug, imperious and contrived image as… Read more »

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 »

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 »

*** 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 »

Open The Kavanaugh Hearing To More Women

WASHINGTON–In 1991, Angela Denise Wright never got to tell her story to the Senate Judiciary Committee of being harassed by Clarence Thomas.  She was waiting outside the hearing room on Thomas’ nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court but was never called. Neither were two other women who had similar testimony to give.  The Senate only… Read more »

Kavanaugh Must No Longer Be a Nominee for the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh Has Absolutely No Respect for Women. Enough is Enough.

WASHINGTON–This was written by NOW President Toni Van Pelt and published on NOW’s official blog, Say it Sister, on September 16, 2018.  Kavanaugh Must No Longer Be a Nominee for the Supreme Court Kavanaugh Has Absolutely No Respect for Women Enough is Enough By: NOW President Toni Van Pelt The National Organization for Women (NOW)… Read more »