NOW Responds to Chauvin Guilty Verdict

Released on April 20, 2021

This verdict will not satisfy or silence us. Black people fear that they will become the next George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, or Duante Wright because of the police misconduct, white supremacy, and racial targeting that plagues our justice system and sees Black people as threats because of the color of their skin.

NOW Recognizes the Black Maternal Health Crisis

Released on April 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW is proud to join Black Mamas Matter Alliance and other organizations across the country in showing our support for Black Maternal Health Week. While it is clearer than ever that the inequitable and discriminatory American health care system fails Black mothers, these mothers have been feeling this pain for centuries. The United States has the highest pregnancy-related death rate in the developed world — a rate which is on the rise, Read more …

It is More Vital Than Ever to Recognize National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month, 2021

Released on April 2, 2021

As the COVID –19 pandemic raged this past year, an increased number of American women endured an ongoing plague of sexual assault. This public health and human rights crisis affects everyone – women, girls, transgender women, transgender men, men, boys, and nonbinary individuals. It is particularly devastating for Black, Indigenous and communities of color, where the criminal justice system is badly compromised by the profound intersections of systemic racism and Read more …

NOW Celebrates International Transgender Day of Visibility

Released on March 31, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW is proud to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility. Today we remind the world that trans women are women, trans girls are girls, and that non-binary and gender-nonconforming people are valid in their stated identities. We celebrate the accomplishments of trans people across the globe and particularly thank the trans community for their contributions to the feminist movement.   Trans people are denied basic civil rights and face increasing legislative challenges to their constitutionally-guaranteed rights from Read more …

The Right To Vote Is A Fight To Vote In Georgia

Released on March 26, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Georgia’s Republican Governor, Brian Kemp, hid behind a locked door to sign his controversial new voter suppression bill into law, but Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon wasn’t going to let him suppress her constituents’ voices in secrecy.  She calmly knocked on his door to ask for transparency and to witness him putting his name on a bill that restricts absentee and early voting, limits drop Read more …