NOW Celebrates Black History Month

Released on February 1, 2023

Statement by NOW President Christian F. Nunes  WASHINGTON–Black History Month has been observed, in various forms, since 1926, when the Black historian and journalist Carter G. Woodson pushed for a celebration of Black Americans to ensure that school children were exposed to Black history that went beyond stories of racism and slavery to spotlight Black Read more …

NOW Recognizes 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Released on January 19, 2023

Statement by National NOW President Christian F. Nunes  WASHINGTON — This weekend, we should be celebrating 50 years of a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. Instead, last year’s decision sent us back to square one. While Roe was a watershed moment that catapulted women closer to achieving full equality, Dobbs reversed half a century of Read more …

Kevin McCarthy’s Job #1: Attack Abortion Rights

Released on January 11, 2023

Statement by NOW President Christian F. Nunes on Anti-Abortion Bills WASHINGTON–Speaker Kevin McCarthy and the new right-wing majority in the House put an all-out attack on abortion rights at the very top of their agenda, making it clear that a national abortion ban remains their goal.  They fast-tracked just seven bills to cement their extremist Read more …

NOW Celebrates the Passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the PUMP Act

Released on December 23, 2022

Statement of National NOW President Christian F. Nunes  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pregnant and nursing mothers no longer have to worry about choosing between a healthy pregnancy or keeping a job. NOW members are celebrating the bi-partisan passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) Act as amendments to Read more …