Press Releases for 2018

Donald Trump Won’t Stop Until He’s Put Planned Parenthood Out of Business But, Women Can Stop Donald Trump

The Trump Administration is scheduled to announce its plan to deliver on one of Donald Trump’s signature campaign promises—defunding Planned Parenthood. But that’s not the only harm the new federal rule would cause for women. Donald Trump wants to change the Title X federal family program to deny federal funding to any clinic that provides… Read more »

New York’s Legislature Must Appoint a Woman Attorney General

The horrific claims of sexual violence made by four women against Eric Schneiderman have led to his resignation as New York attorney general, but more needs to happen if women are to feel safe. “The fact that Eric Schneiderman resigned within hours of the credible allegations against him demonstrates the strength of the public reckoning… Read more »

Women Call Enough is Enough on R. Kelly

The National Organization for Women (NOW) supports the call to #MuteRKelly and we add our voices to our sisters’ inspiring call to action. We join with the Time’s Up Women of Color who are calling for R. Kelly’s record label, concert producers and related music industry companies to cut ties with the singer, who has… Read more »

Justice Was Finally Served

Justice was served today. Thanks to the brave women who came forward to tell their stories, Bill Cosby, a violent assaulter has been convicted. This is a notice to sexual predators everywhere. No matter your position in life, our society will not tolerate such violent behavior anymore. Enough is Enough.

New Jersey Makes State Pay Equity History

Tuesday, April 24,2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will sign the strongest state pay equity bill in the country. This bill was first introduced by women legislative leaders in 2013, but was vetoed by then-Governor Chris Christie. According to Deb Huber, President of the National Organization for Women of New Jersey (NOW-NJ), “At a time… Read more »

Why We Observe Emancipation Day

The District of Columbia celebrates April 16 as Emancipation Day.  On that day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, which ended slavery in Washington, D.C., freed about 3,100 slaves in the District of Columbia, reimbursed those who had legally owned them and offered the newly freed women and… Read more »

The Illinois Senate Votes To Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment

By voting to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, the Illinois Senate has recognized what women everywhere know to be true. We still need the ERA. In fact, we need it more than ever. It’s unconscionable that the U.S. Constitution fails to guarantee equal rights for everyone, regardless of gender. Fixing these flaws is not only… Read more »