Press Releases for 2020

Wisconsin Voting Ruling Puts Lives and Rights in Grave Danger

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Voter suppression is one of the most insidious forms of racism this country faces. When even one vote is suppressed it makes a mockery of our Constitution and our ideals. Yet the conservative majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is playing partisan political games during a pandemic and putting people’s lives, and right to vote, at risk. They are forcing the people of Wisconsin to choose between… Read more »

While The Courts—And Anti-Abortion Extremist Governors—Play Politics, Women’s Lives Are In Danger

Washington, D.C. — Governors have just one job that matters today—to keep their citizens safe, healthy and protected from the coronavirus.  But anti-abortion politicians like Texas Governor Greg Abbott, as well as Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, are using the pandemic as an excuse to fuel their personal vendetta against abortion care.    They… Read more »

NOW Celebrates Intersectional Feminists This Women’s History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Throughout Women’s History Month, and especially on International Women’s Day, NOW celebrates the women past and present who risked everything and worked tirelessly for women’s rights. They countered attacks on the constitutional right to equality for women in the United States and rallied to secure the right to vote. But as we prepare to celebrate the historic 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment this year, we recognize that many women of color continue to face… Read more »

Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Decide Future of Roe

WASHINGTON, D.C.— When Justice Anthony Kennedy retired from the U. S. Supreme Court, Donald Trump made a deal with religious conservatives.  He promised to nominate a fifth vote against abortion rights in return for their continued blind devotion and campaign contributions. This week, anti-abortion extremists stand to collect.  The Court will hear the case of June Medical… Read more »

National Organization for Women PAC Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President

The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) is proud to endorse Senator Elizabeth Warren as the 46th President of the United States. NOW PAC is the political arm of NOW, the largest grassroots feminist organization in the country. The PAC evaluates federal candidates on their record and uncompromising dedication to the core… Read more »

Briefing Examines Intersects of Gender and Race, Honors Eleanor Holmes Norton

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW co-founder the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray wrote in 1977: “If one could characterize in a single phrase the contribution of Black women to America, I think it would be ‘survival with dignity against incredible odds.’”  Those incredible odds, namely sexism, and racism, stubbornly persist in the daily lives of women of color. That is why today, in honor of Black History… Read more »

On Susan B. Anthony Day We Celebrate Suffragists, Acknowledge Work to be Done

WASHINGTON D.C.—Today, NOW celebrates Susan B. Anthony’s recent 200th birthday (February 15, 1820) instead of President’s Day. We honor this advocate of gender equality and women’s right to vote, especially this year as we prepare to mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.    There is indeed much to celebrate this year – with 127 female members of the 116th Congress, we can see how far we’ve… Read more »

NOW Strongly Supports the Women’s Health Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW is a strong supporter of the Women’s Health Protection Act, and we applaud Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) for their leadership.  Today, Rep. Eshoo will chair a hearing entitled “Protecting Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care”—adding another milestone to this… Read more »