NOW Celebrates 50 Years of Title IX

Released on June 23, 2022

Today marks 50 years since the passage of Title IX – the landmark civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs and activities that receive federal funding. The provision was passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972 and began to pave the way for a more hopeful future for women and Read more …

NOW Supports the Biden Administration’s inclusive Title IX Changes

Released on June 23, 2022

No one should feel forced to live their life in fear simply because of who they are. Institutionalized bigotry and discrimination rob students of the full learning experience they’ve earned and of the futures they could have. We should nurture their curiosity and capacity for empathy, not create policies telling them they don’t matter.

Supreme Court’s Ruling on Guns Disproportionately Harms Women and BIPOC Communities

Released on June 23, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Supreme Court’s ruling against New York’s permit requirement for carrying guns outside the home is a clear and present danger to women, BIPOC communities and others who are already carrying the heavy burden of gun violence, racial profiling and gender-based harassment and violence towards women.  Concealed weapons are a form of oppression and Read more …

It’s a Dark Day For Women in America – Supreme Court Rules to Overturn Roe

Released on June 21, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — We’ve been ready for this. We knew that with the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, abortion rights were hanging by a thread. Today, that thread—that lifeline—has been cut. The Supreme Court’s ruling endangers women and pregnant persons with low-incomes, women and pregnant persons of color, women and pregnant persons living Read more …

NOW Honors And Celebrates Juneteenth

Released on June 19, 2022

The National Organization for Women recognizes and celebrates Juneteenth, commemorating the day that the last enslaved people were emancipated. Juneteenth has long been recognized by Black communities on the statewide level but was only recognized last year as a federal holiday. However, many Americans still do not know the history behind the day. This lack Read more …