Press Releases for 2018

The Illinois Senate Votes To Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment

By voting to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, the Illinois Senate has recognized what women everywhere know to be true. We still need the ERA. In fact, we need it more than ever. It’s unconscionable that the U.S. Constitution fails to guarantee equal rights for everyone, regardless of gender. Fixing these flaws is not only… Read more »

How Low Can They Go? The NRA Slanders Teachers

NRA TV has a new video out attacking the American Federation of Teachers and its president, Randi Weingarten. Their slanderous, offensive language doesn’t bear repeating, but it reminds us how important it is to stand up to the NRA and, as some brave young people have recently reminded us, to “call B.S.” on their lies…. Read more »

Today Is Equal Pay Day—No One’s Favorite Holiday

April 10 is Equal Pay Day—marking the number of extra days into 2018 the average woman has to work to earn as much as her male counterpart did in 2017. No one who cares about economic justice and the rights of women is celebrating this occasion. Although Congress enacted the Equal Pay Act in 1963,… Read more »

Combat Sexual Harassment? Mitch McConnell Says “Never Mind”

When the House voted on the recent omnibus spending bill, lawmakers included language to support survivors of sexual harassment and discrimination. But when it got to the House, Mitch McConnell said, “never mind,” and removed provisions that would have finally brought accountability and transparency to Congress’ sexual harassment reporting process.

The Humane Society Must Clean Up Its Mess

The Washington Post is reporting that the Humane Society of the United States is resisting making broader changes in the wake of the resignation of CEO Wayne Pacelle, who’s been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. After a law firm was hired to investigate the claims, the board of directors shut down the inquiry… Read more »

“You Are Marching Into History.”

The National Organization for Women welcomes the students from Parkland, Florida–and around the country–who are coming to Washington, DC for the March For Our Lives. NOW applauds your focus on grassroots activism, voter registration and getting out the vote to elect lawmakers who will support common-sense policies to end gun violence.  We know that mass… Read more »

The U.S. Supreme Court May Be Hazardous To Women’s Health

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in the case of National Institute of Family Life Advocates v. Becerra, a challenge to the California FACT Act, a commonsense law that provides women and their families with access to full and accurate information about their reproductive healthcare options. NOW has signed an amicus brief supporting… Read more »

“She Made Her Mark On History.”

NOW deeply mourns the passing of Rep. Louise Slaughter.  Louise Slaughter made her mark on history, and women everywhere are living better, safer lives because of her vision and leadership. As one of the longest-serving women in the House of Representatives, Louise Slaughter was a dynamo when it came to women’s rights.  She was the… Read more »

Leading Feminist Organizations Convene to Discuss Solutions for Sexual Harassment

WASHINGTON – The Enough Is Enough campaign, launched in December by coalition partners National Organization for Women (NOW), Feminist Majority, National Congress of Black Women, UNITE HERE, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, and Legal Momentum are holding a one-day summit and congressional briefing on April 25, 2018 in Washington, D.C. These groups are bringing together activists… Read more »