NOW Applauds Passage of the Dream and Promise Act

Released on March 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Organization for Women applauds the House of Representatives for passing the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021. This is a vital first step in permanently protecting undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation. These immigrants – the Dreamers, were brought to this country as children and are as American as anyone born here. Despite the Read more …

Statement from Women’s Rights And Gender Justice Organizations in Support of the Equality Act

Released on March 17, 2021

Downloadable PDF WASHINGTON, D.C. – – We, the undersigned women’s rights and gender justice organizations, strongly endorse the Equality Act because advancing civil rights for LGBTQ people is critical to advancing women’s rights and gender justice. One reason the Equality Act is needed is to protect transgender girls and women, who face disproportionately high rates Read more …

NOW Calls on Governor Andrew Cuomo to Resign

Released on March 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo must resign. He is unfit to serve as the leader of his state for another day. The National Organization for Women (NOW) stands with the brave women who have shared the abuse they suffered at the hands of Andrew Cuomo. They came forward despite a society that favors the accused over the accuser – particularly if they are Read more …

NOW Calls On House To Approve Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

Released on March 9, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NOW salutes Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) for introducing the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021(VAWA), which will fund critical programs that support survivors.     VAWA’s authorization expired in 2018, but the scourge of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crime remains. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, one Read more …

NOW Celebrates International Women’s Day

Released on March 8, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Organization for Women takes this International Women’s Day to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world and the obstacles we have had to overcome on the journey.  This year has been a difficult one for women, who have been hard-hit by the physical, emotional, and financial damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic. Women Read more …