Press Releases for 2018

NOW Endorses Rep. Barbara Lee for House Democratic Caucus Chair

WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Women (NOW) is proud to endorse Rep. Barbara Lee to be the next Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, the fifth-ranking position in leadership. If elected, Rep. Lee would be the first black woman to serve in House leadership—an historic step that is long overdue. Congresswoman Lee is a… Read more »

Proposed Title IX Changes Would Gut Critical Protections for Students Everywhere

Today Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos announced sweeping changes to Title IX that would eliminate from schools at all levels nearly all responsibilities to protect students from sexual harassment and violence. The proposed changes would take our education system back decades to a time when there was very little recourse for students to report harassment… Read more »

NOW Endorses Nancy Pelosi, Overwhelmingly the Only Choice for Speaker

WASHINGTON — The National Organization for Women (NOW) is proud to endorse Nancy Pelosi to reclaim her position as Speaker of the House.  The first woman in U.S. history to ascend to this position richly deserves to return. Republicans have long demonized Nancy Pelosi, ostensibly for her progressive politics, but the name of their game… Read more »

Thousands Call on Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to Donate Campaign Funds to Anti-Violence Groups

Thousands of people have signed on to a petition launched by the Feminist Majority, the National Organization for Women, the National Organization for Women of New York, and UltraViolet demanding that former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman donate the millions of dollars from his now defunct re-election campaign to organizations that support survivors and seek to… Read more »

Eric Schneiderman Raised Millions To Support His Political Career, Now He Must Use That Money To Support Survivors Of Sexual Violence

WASHINGTON — Former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will not face criminal charges, following a six-month investigation by Madeline Singas, the Nassau County district attorney appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to investigate the claims made by four women about Schneiderman’s pattern of sexual violence and assault. The women, who were Schneiderman’s past romantic… Read more »

Women Won The House, But Reproductive Justice Is Still Under Attack

WASHINGTON– Last night proved that voters were more determined than ever to elect feminists to positions of leadership, but women’s rights are still being threatened and we have more work to do. Though voters in Oregon had the good sense to defeat a ballot initiative which would have prohibited the use of public funds to… Read more »

Women’s Rights Were at Stake. We Voted. We Won.

Tonight, champions of women’s rights – including a record number of women candidates – won control of the House of Representatives. Voters were more determined than ever to defend women’s rights at the ballot box and in the halls of Congress. Women voted for health care, for reproductive rights, for economic justice, and for gender… Read more »

An Inspiration to Women Candidates in 2018: Remembering Shirley Chisholm

I have been amazed by the record-breaking participation by women in races at all levels across the country this midterm season. Now more than ever, women are poised to disrupt local, state, and federal elections and reach an all-time high of representation in elected office. As we celebrate these incredible achievements, it is important to… Read more »