Press Releases for 2020

We Call for A Strong Majority Vote to Remove the Arbitrary Timeline on the ERA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NOW members have been working tirelessly for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) for decades—generations even. Some NOW members who marched for the ERA in the 1970s are being joined by their daughters and granddaughters at rallies and grassroots actions today.   On Thursday, February 13, the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution to… Read more »

Today, Women Made History—A Women’s History Museum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation to establish the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum in the nation’s capital.  This victory has been a priority for female lawmakers in Congress like Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the author of the legislation.  In 2014, Rep. Maloney’s bill passed overwhelmingly, with just 33 Republicans voting against it.  Now today, the bill once again passed… Read more »

NOW Event to Examine Intersects of Gender, Health, Economics, Violence and Race 

Washington, D.C. – In honor of Black History Month, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is proud to present the Racial Justice Summit and Congressional Briefing: Addressing the Intersects of Gender, Health, Economics, Violence and Race, sponsored by U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore. Special guest speakers will cover topics including immigration rights, maternal mortality, voter suppression and economic justice.  What: NOW’s Racial Justice Summit and Congressional Briefing When: Monday, February 10,… Read more »

NOW Celebrates ERA Ratification Day in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA — Today’s formal ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in Virginia is a cause for celebration.  This day has been a long, long time coming, and credit for this historic victory is due to the new leadership of the Virginia legislature—and the groundswell of feminist activists and voters who put them there.  After successfully passing the state House… Read more »

Trump Uses Religion to Excuse Discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump Administration is shredding every Obama-era equal rights protection it can find—but they’re especially fierce when it comes to promoting evangelical extremism. Our democracy depends on a secular government that doesn’t elevate any single religion, maintains the separation between church and state and protects our freedom from religious-based oppression and discrimination.  New rules advanced… Read more »

On Roe Day We Must Vow to Protect Abortion Care

In 2019 alone, according to the Guttmacher Institute, lawmakers across the United States have enacted 58 new restrictions on access to abortion care and family planning.

Why We March—And Won’t Stop Marching

Today a mass mobilization of activist women is rising up to march for women’s rights around the country, and NOW is proud to be part of these historic actions.  We turn our attention to the power women have as citizens, activists and voters to defend women’s rights and elect feminist women and allies to office.   I am proud to be… Read more »