Justin Walker Confirmed—The Senate Shamed

Released on June 18, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Justin Walker to the prestigious Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is a shameful example of how Mitch McConnell has turned the U.S.  Senate into a right-wing confirmation factory for unqualified, inexperienced, extremist federal judges.  Judge Walker is in many ways the worst of the worst. He’s Read more …

The Reversal of Health Protections for Transgender Patients Is Hateful and Cruel

Released on June 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the four-year anniversary of the 2016 PULSE nightclub shooting and during Pride month, the Trump administration announced its final rule – a slap in the face erasing health care protections for transgender Americans. During a global pandemic when health disparities are revealing deep inequities in our system, this rule perpetuates continued discrimination, structural racism, transphobia, and homophobia.   This action makes it easier for doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies to deny Read more …

Landmark Supreme Court Decision Protects LGBTQIA+ Employees

Released on June 15, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court took a stand for freedom, justice, and equality today when it ruled that federal anti-discrimination laws protect gay and transgender employees.  NOW Foundation was an amici in this case, which defended the rights of two employees who were fired for being gay, and another who came out as transgender.  Read more …

NOW Demands Equal Pay for Mothers

Released on June 4, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, NOW recognizes Mom’s Equal Pay Day and acknowledges the enormous wage disparities between mothers and fathers in our nation. Especially in the present moment, sex-based pay discrimination prevents mothers from receiving equal pay for equal work and makes the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic even more devastating.   We know that in 2019, on average, mothers were paid 70 cents to every Read more …

Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder Was Also A Hate Crime

Released on June 3, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Organization for Women has signed on to a letter calling on the Department of Justice to open a full and thorough hate crime investigation into the horrific killing of Ahmaud Arbery, who was chased down and shot to death by armed vigilantes while peacefully jogging in a suburban Georgia neighborhood.  Like Read more …