Press Releases for 2019

NOW, RAICES Demand Humane Treatment of Women in Immigration Prisons

PHOENIX, ARIZ.– Gathering in a city that houses some of the worst immigration detention centers in the country, activists are rallying today with the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) to Unlock the Future for immigrant women and girls. Fifteen people have died at the… Read more »

Reject the Sexist System that Punishes Feminist Female Candidates

WASHINGTON, D.C. — What started as the most diverse field of presidential candidates in history has come to this: six white, mostly male candidates on the next Democratic debate stage.  Senator Kamala Harris ended her campaign following a wave of negative publicity about dissension among her staff, shortfalls in fundraising and a perceived lack of… Read more »

In a Climate of Violence against Abortion Providers, Louisiana Abortion Law Could Wipe Out Abortion Access for Women

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), the National Organization for Women (NOW) Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Women’s Law Project filed an amicus brief in the June Medical Services v. Gee case that will be heard March 4, 2020 by the Supreme Court, opposing Louisiana’s law that requires doctors who provide abortion care to have… Read more »

Rally with NOW and RAICES to Stop Trump Administration’s Abuse

PHOENIX, Ariz. – White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller, a key architect of President Trump’s inhumane immigration policies, is making headlines as leaked emails show he allegedly circulated material linked to white nationalism. This is the man who has promoted some of Trump’s most hard-line actions, including locking away immigrant women and girls in inhumane and immoral… Read more »

On Cyber Monday, Take a Stand Against Merchants that Sexualize Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When it was revealed that Amazon was selling a line of infant and children’s clothing featuring t-shirts that read “Daddy’s Little Slut,” NOW and other groups called on the e-commerce giant to withdraw the product from the site immediately.    This shirt is gone now, but the problem remains.  Marketing products designed to… Read more »

Feminists: It’s Time to Step Up and Advocate for Latina Equal Pay

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two years. That’s roughly how long it takes for Latina women to earn what White, non-Hispanic men earn in just one.   In the time since the Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963 – fifty-six years ago – Latina women have made only twenty-eight years’ worth of the wages they’ve earned. Reporting at almost half the… Read more »

NOW Demands Justice for Victims Of LGBTQIA+ Hate Crimes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ten years ago, President Obama signed the first significant pro-lesbian, pro-woman, pro-disability rights legislation, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, named for two victims of horrific hate crimes that shocked the nation.  That legislation has made an enormous difference in the last decade, but there’s more to be… Read more »

The NFL Must Correct Double Standard with Violent Players

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The NFL has once again proven where its priorities lie: with profits, not people.   When Cleveland Brown’s defensive end Myles Garrett rips off an opposing quarterback’s helmet and hits him with it during a nationally televised game, he immediately gets suspended for the rest of the season. Fox Commentator Joe Buck called the incident “one of the worst things… Read more »

New Analysis of Debate Question Shows Women’s Issues Ignored, It’s Time to #AskThemMore

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) has analyzed the more than 400 questions asked of the Democratic presidential candidates during the four primary debates held since June.  The fifth debate on November 20 will for the first moderated entirely by women—Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Kristen Welker of… Read more »

Houston Rally Amplifies Voices of Women and Girls Detained in Immigration Prisons

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Gathering in the shadows of the Houston Contract Detention Facility, where a detainee died in July and which has been cited as having more deaths than most other facilities nationwide, activists are rallying today with the National Organization for Women and our Unlock the Future partners for the humane treatment of immigrant women… Read more »