NOW Hails Historic Leadership of First Woman U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

Statement of National NOW President Christian F. Nunes 

Washington, D.C. Congratulations to Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a historic tenure as the first woman speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Pelosi is one of the most effective, consequential, and widely respected speakers in history, and her legacy as a champion for women’s rights is unparalleled. Thanks to her courageous leadership, she improved the lives of millions of women by advocating for better health care, more economic justice, protections against violence and so much more. National Organization for Women (NOW) members are grateful for Speaker Pelosi’s accomplishments and her many years of service.  

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The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the nation’s leading membership-based advocacy group dedicated to defending women’s rights, advancing equality and combating injustice in all aspects of social, political and economic life. Through educating, mobilizing, and convening a vast network of grassroots activists across the country, NOW advocates for national, state and local policies that promote an anti-racist and intersectional feminist agenda. Since its founding in 1966, NOW has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advancement for women’s rights and continues to champion progressive values today. More about NOW’s efforts and resources is available at 

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