Press Releases for 2019

Poppy Northcutt Continues To Make History

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As we celebrate the successful Apollo 11 mission to the moon, the National Organization of Women would like to recognize Frances “Poppy” Northcutt for her historic contributions to America’s space mission, to gender equality and to legal advocacy for women. Poppy Northcutt was the first woman to work in an operational support role in the Mission Control… Read more »

NOW’s Response to Donald Trump’s Racism

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s no wonder that practically the only President that Donald Trump can name is Andrew Johnson.  Among the impeached former president’s regular pronouncements on race was his vow that “Before I would see this Government destroyed, I would send every negro back to Africa, disintegrated and blotted out of space.” Until now,… Read more »

Good Riddance Acosta — People Protecting Pedophiles Have No Place in Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s far past time Alexander Acosta resigned. Since December, the National Organization for Women has been calling on him to leave his post as Secretary of Labor. Acosta allowed Jeffrey Epstein, a serial child molester, to use his wealth, power and influence to escape serious penalties for his crimes. The charges brought against… Read more »

NOW Condemns Sexist and Racist Behavior by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agents

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recent reporting confirms that migrants are being subjected to inhumane conditions at detention centers run by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agency. Furthermore, an investigation by ProPublica revealed abhorrent online behavior of CBP agents targeting both women and people of color with hostile and derogatory remarks. NOW stands against the… Read more »

Save the Date: National Organization for Women Annual Conference,  “Feminist Agenda Rising: Our Time is Now” to   Focus on Promoting the Women’s Agenda in 2020 Elections 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From protecting women’s reproductive health and equal pay, to immigration reform and the importance of the female vote in the upcoming elections, women’s issues are dominating headlines every single day. Next month in Minnesota, the National Organization for Women (NOW)  will hold its annual conference, with events revolving around this year’s theme: “Feminist Agenda Rising: Our Time is Now.” NOW and its members will come… Read more »

The Assaulter-in-Chief Strikes Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “She’s not my type,” Donald Trump said by way of denying E. Jean Carroll’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her in a department store dressing room more than 20 years ago.    Really, Mr. President?  What is “your type” when it comes to rape?  Donald Trump has rejected the accounts of other women he’s allegedly assaulted with… Read more »

NOW Stands with Shelby Week, Urges Restoration of the Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 19th Amendment’s promise of suffrage for women unfortunately did not provide actual safe access to the ballot box for women of color, nor did it include nationwide suffrage for American Indian women. It took the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 to finally outlaw discriminatory voting practices that were hijacking our democracy from people… Read more »

NOW Condemns Missouri Health Department Clinic Decision

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is unequivocal in its assertion that women have the right to safe, legal, affordable and accessible abortion care, and we condemn, in the strongest terms Missouri’s attempt to deny its residents that right.

Rhode Island Makes It Clear — Abortion Care Is Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Rhode Island legislature’s passage of a bill to codify Roe v. Wade, and Gov. Gina Raimondo’s swift signing of the measure, puts Rhode Island in the vanguard of states that are confronting the real threat to reproductive rights and the health and safety of women and girls.  We commend lawmakers for… Read more »