Press Releases for 2018

It’s Not About Cakes: Supreme Court Signals Approval for Discrimination Against Marginalized Communities

The Supreme Court’s decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case does not codify discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people, but it does normalize it.  Opponents of gender equality will see this ruling as a green light for denying same-sex couples their constitutional rights, and an endorsement of the Trump Administration’s discriminatory policies.  … Read more »

Illinois Passes The ERA, Bringing Women One Step Closer To Constitutional Equality

After 36 years, the Illinois House has finally moved to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, bringing us one step closer to constitutional equality. NOW salutes the hard work of Illinois NOW and its partners’ relentless efforts to pass the ERA. The #MeToo movement has underscored the importance of strong legal protections for women’s rights, and… Read more »

Surrender of Predator Harvey Weinstein Is Another Step Towards Justice for Women

Hollywood producer and sexual predator Harvey Weinstein’s surrender to police on rape and sexual assault charges brings a tremendous sense of relief to women who need to know that law enforcement responds when they speak truth to power. Finally, the brave women who have come forward to name their abuser and share their personal stories… Read more »

Donald Trump Won’t Stop Until He’s Put Planned Parenthood Out of Business But, Women Can Stop Donald Trump

The Trump Administration is scheduled to announce its plan to deliver on one of Donald Trump’s signature campaign promises—defunding Planned Parenthood. But that’s not the only harm the new federal rule would cause for women. Donald Trump wants to change the Title X federal family program to deny federal funding to any clinic that provides… Read more »

New York’s Legislature Must Appoint a Woman Attorney General

The horrific claims of sexual violence made by four women against Eric Schneiderman have led to his resignation as New York attorney general, but more needs to happen if women are to feel safe. “The fact that Eric Schneiderman resigned within hours of the credible allegations against him demonstrates the strength of the public reckoning… Read more »

Women Call Enough is Enough on R. Kelly

The National Organization for Women (NOW) supports the call to #MuteRKelly and we add our voices to our sisters’ inspiring call to action. We join with the Time’s Up Women of Color who are calling for R. Kelly’s record label, concert producers and related music industry companies to cut ties with the singer, who has… Read more »