Press Releases for 2019

Time Runs Out on Title X—Here Comes the Gag Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals must stop the Trump Administration from building chains around Planned Parenthood.  They want to padlock the truth about reproductive health care from people who are without insurance or who struggle to make ends meet by imposing a politically contrived gag rule on providers like Planned Parenthood. Donald Trump is… Read more »

Steve King is Only Part of The Problem

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There’s the bottom of the barrel, and then there’s Steve King.  The Congressman from Iowa, who defended white supremacy, has now come out with a defense of rape and incest.    It’s beyond obvious that Steve King has to resign his seat in politics, apologize to the people of Iowa and find something to do that doesn’t involve… Read more »

Thoughts and Prayers Are Never Enough and They’re Not Enough Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The white nationalist who killed twenty people in El Paso targeted more than innocent shoppers and families from both sides of the border. He was aiming to promote the racist, hateful views of a toxic online community that’s been emboldened by what they hear from Donald Trump and his enablers on cable news and online.  Before committing his act of… Read more »

The Senate Fails Again to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The fix is in to elevate General John E. Hyten to be vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the military’s second highest position, despite credible accusations of sexual assault made by an officer under his command. Col. Kathryn Spletstoser has told investigators and the media about Gen. Hyten’s repeated sexual advances,… Read more »

We Are The Champions—But Not When It Comes To Equal Pay For Women Athletes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) in soccer made history by winning their fourth World Cup trophy, but the legacy of discrimination against women athletes continues. This is one reason NOW is standing up in support of two important pieces of legislation that would help female athletes finally get the compensation they deserve.   The USWNT, led by… Read more »

National NOW Conference Opens With Call To Presidential Candidates

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – 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. The National Organization for Women (NOW) begins its annual conference today in Minneapolis, with events revolving around this year’s theme: “Feminist Agenda… Read more »

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 »