NOW Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Urges Unity Against Racist Attacks on Asian Americans

Released on May 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – The coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a torrent of division, racism and discrimination against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.  With misogyny, racial division and verbal abuse emanating from the Oval Office itself, the worst elements of society feel they have been given permission to hate.  As the number of COVID-19 cases explodes exponentially, so do Read more …

NOW Demands Justice for George Floyd

Released on May 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – The shocking video out of Minneapolis shows another black man, George Floyd, being brutalized by another white police officer as he kneels on the prostrate man’s neck, pressing the full weight of his body on his handcuffed, unarmed victim.  Mr. Floyd is seen gasping and crying out for help, shouting “I cannot breathe,” and Read more …

The “Heroes Act” Isn’t Politics—It’s Essential, Especially For Women

Released on May 15, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The $3 trillion coronavirus aid package to be voted on by the House today has been called a “Democratic wish list” and a “1,800-page press release” by Republican critics, with Mitch McConnell saying Congress should hit “pause” until after Memorial Day for further relief for American workers and families.   But we can’t wait another day Read more …