Honoring Heroes, Calling for Action During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Released on May 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – It is more important than ever to recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and to honor the fierce Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) feminists who have been at the forefront of intersectional feminism and racial and social justice movements for decades.    We recognize suffrage leader Dr. S.K. Chan as well as Patsy Mink who in 1965 became the first Asian American woman and first woman of color to serve in the U.S. Read more …

NOW Urges the Senate to Pass D.C. Statehood

Released on April 30, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW applauds the House of Representatives for passing HR 51 and supporting D.C. statehood. We urge the Senate to do the same and officially recognize Washington D.C. as the 51st state. It is time we upheld our country’s democratic values of equality and representation for all.  The feminist movement in the United States began as a movement for suffrage and NOW continues that legacy by fighting for access Read more …

A Response to President Biden’s Address to Congress

Released on April 29, 2021

“Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President.” We heard these words said by a president for the first time last night in President Biden’s first address to Congress.    The optics of this watershed moment cannot be understated. Last night inspired the next generation of women leaders after millions of little girls around the country saw a pair of smart, driven, and assertive women Read more …

NOW Celebrates Earth Day

Released on April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW is excited to celebrate Earth Day this year! Today is a day to appreciate all that our planet provides us and to recommit to protecting it and all the people who live and depend on it.  We must take action to stop the escalating climate crisis that threatens to destroy our planet.    Climate change is a global problem that directly affects our daily Read more …

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.